Climate Propaganda Award Winners

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen – 16 June 2022

The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) at Columbia University  which supports the  climate propaganda organ, Covering Climate Now (CCNow), has announced its Bizarro World-based “2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Award”.  Of course, calling it a “journalism award” is oxymoronic – what these people produce is the opposite of journalism, it is the worst kind of propaganda: 

propaganda, dissemination of information—facts, arguments, rumours, half-truths, or lies—to influence public opinion.  Propaganda is the more or less systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols (words, gestures, banners, monuments, music, clothing, insignia, hairstyles, designs on coins and postage stamps, and so forth). Deliberateness and a relatively heavy emphasis on manipulation distinguish propaganda from casual conversation or the free and easy exchange of ideas.   [ source: Britannica.com ]

The overall emphasis that makes the type of reporting being insisted upon by CJR and Covering Climate Now is that it is more-than-deliberate, it is organized and coordinated, and admittedly intended to manipulate public opinion, attitudes and actions.

If you are uncertain that this is true, you only need to look at what CCNow did during the last U.S. National Elections:

“With just weeks until the US elections, Covering Climate Now and its media partners are shining a light on politics and climate: Why are the 2020 elections so critical for climate in the US and globally? What are the most important elections for climate? How are young voters changing the conversation? To address these questions and more, CCNow has launched a #ClimatePolitics2020 joint coverage week, running September 21 – 28. To kickoff the week, a number of partners have elevated the voices of the young people whose lives will be most shaped by the climate crisis.”

They widely distributed such stories as:

“As the wildfires in the Western US have made abundantly clear, the climate crisis is here and requires action now.”

“A second Trump term would be ‘game over’ for the climate, says top scientist”

“Kentucky’s climate is suffering. Can the state slip the industry ties that prevent change?”

“These Races Will Shape What the US Elections Mean for Climate Progress”

“Facebook Loophole Allows Climate Deniers to Spread Misinformation”

These stories, many in foreign (non-U.S.) newspapers, all were aimed at manipulating the vote in the 2020 elections. 

Now, newspapers and media outlets are allowed to, even expected to, write or broadcast the opinions and political views of their owners – but only on the editorial page or in segments clearly marked as Commentary or Opinion or Editorial.  When they do so on the pages, or in broadcast segments, presented as “news” – as journalism – it is a bold and calculated violation of the ethics standards of professional journalism.  Even the wildly inaccurate and biased NPR has a code of ethics, which is obviously simply ignored when reporting U.S. politics, climate, or the culture wars.

CCNow has current ongoing mis- and disinformation campaigns (of which it is quite proud):

Food & Water:  How is climate change affecting the food we eat and the water we drink? From June 27 to July 1, CCNow and our partners will dive into this question.

Climate & Democracy:  Ahead of Earth Day, CCNow partners explored how the erosion of democratic systems the world over is impacting our ability to solve the climate crisis.

Climate Crimes:  A series by CCNow and the Guardian investigates Big Oil’s complicity in the climate crisis and examines attempts to hold the fossil-fuel industry accountable.

You may think that a few raving activists at Columbia (forever a hotbed of nuttiness) won’t have much of an impact – and you would be oh-so-wrong!  CCNow pumps these stories out to hundreds of major media outlets in over 50 countries.  See their Partners list.  Look for the pernicious twisted stories and biased reporting – it will show up even in your little local community weekly newspaper courtesy of CCNow’s free story sharing service.

Under the headline:  The 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards Honor Superior Coverage of the Biggest Story of Our Time:

“For the second year in a row, the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now is honoring journalists doing the strongest coverage of the onrushing climate emergency and its abundant solutions. Winners of the 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards include journalists at the Guardian, Agence-France Presse, Al Jazeera English, PBS NewsHour, Globo, and HBO Max, as well as The Third Pole, Grist, the Post and Courier, the Los Angeles Times, and WGBH-PRX. Justin Worland, senior correspondent for TIME, was named Climate Journalist of the Year.”

“Cutting edge journalists and newsrooms are increasingly grasping the urgency of the climate story, reporting it on the ground, and informing people and policymakers who can drive solutions,” said Kyle Pope, the editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review and the chair of the CCNow Awards judging process. “By honoring the best of this reporting, we hope to inspire fellow journalists everywhere to emulate the work of these exceptional colleagues.”

When your child comes home from school blubbering about how the world is going to end “because of climate change”; when your teenager tells you they will never marry or have children “because of climate change”; when your 20-something drops out of college and goes on the bum because “what’s the use?  climate change”, you know who to blame.

The awards are given to those propagandists most responsible for the newly emerging mental illnesses:  Climate Anxiety, Climate Despair,  and the utter Malthusian madness that is manifest in the climate warriors movements. 

So, Congratulations! to Justin Worland (of whom I have never heard, neither have I ever seen or read even a passing reference to his work before today). He is apparently famous in certain circles of those suffering from climate-induced delusions.

And of course, the Ministry of Climate Propaganda and the Ministry of Truth would like to thank Justin and the following fake-news outlets for their support:  Guardian, Agence-France Presse, Al Jazeera English, PBS NewsHour, Globo, and HBO Max, as well as The Third Pole, Grist, the Post and Courier, the Los Angeles Times, and WGBH-PRX.

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Author’s Comment:

Such a perversion of journalism reminds me of what I have read about the worst days of yellow journalism and seen in the Pravda-like press in un-free countries.   It seems more and more that the “free press” in the West has been compromised by the political and cultural stances of their owners and their journalists – journalists who are no longer held to exacting standards of accuracy and fair-handedness (if they ever were….).  Now they are awarded for slander, misinformation, disinformation and cultural correctness.

Nonetheless, I have confidence that the future will be better than the past. 

Read more, read widely, read critically.

And thanks for reading here.

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Brad-DXT
June 15, 2022 10:22 pm

“The Guardian, Agence-France Presse, Al Jazeera English, PBS NewsHour, Globo, and HBO Max, as well as The Third Pole, Grist, the Post and Courier, the Los Angeles Times, and WGBH-PRX.”
Got to add in most of the legacy news outlets too and I use them for reference of what not to believe.

Peter Wells
Reply to  Brad-DXT
June 16, 2022 6:16 am

It will be interesting to see the reactions when it becomes obvious that we are entering the next big ice age.

Kemaris
Reply to  Peter Wells
June 16, 2022 6:22 am

No doubt they will go back to blaming particulate from coal and biomass boilers.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Peter Wells
June 16, 2022 7:58 am

You mean like in the 70’s?

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Rob_Dawg
Reply to  Brad-DXT
June 16, 2022 7:27 am

Salon, The Atlantic, New Yorker, Seattle Times, NPR,..

Meab
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
June 16, 2022 8:13 am

The Conversation

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
June 16, 2022 8:14 am

Yeah, the list is long. That’s why we have names for them like legacy media, main stream media, lame stream media, marxist stream media, etc.
It’s difficult to sort out the facts from even one-time trusted sources. The propaganda is being pushed out and hardly ever pushed back.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Brad-DXT
June 16, 2022 11:06 am

Paid agenda media

Reply to  Rob_Dawg
June 16, 2022 10:55 am

“Newshour” — meaning the PBS NewsHour — is found 6 times in CCNow’s list of 23 winners. In my ongoing count at my GelbspanFiles blog of the sheer bias of the NewsHour’s AGW reporting, I had to update it on May 23 to show that from 1996 to the present time, the ratio of pro-AGW scientists to skeptic scientists appearing on the program has increased to 97 to zero. Among the approximately 1,278 times the program has had direct discussions or prominent mentions of the AGW issue, only seven of those featured any semblance of purely science points from the skeptical side of the issue, and none of those came from scientists.

Btw, one of my guest posts here at WUWT was a reproduction of my November 2019 GelbspanFiles blog post in which I detailed exactly who the founder of CCNow is: “Mark Hertsgaard is Back. Again. ‘Covering Climate Now’.

H.R.
June 15, 2022 10:23 pm

Kip, there’s a lot of time, money, and effort going into the propaganda push that you detailed.

I’ll go out on a limb here and predict that with inflation hitting everyone’s pocketbook, and it will only be getting much worse, the Climate Crisis™ will sink so low on most people’s list of concerns that you’ll need a backhoe just to raise it to the level of “I could not care less.

They have cranked up the propaganda dial to 11 and no one will be listening. Soon, the big push will all be wasted time and money.

That’s my prediction and I’m stickin’ widdit.

PCman999
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 8:07 am

I wish that were true, but there are way too many businessman and women making costly decisions that ‘champion’ climate action not merely to do the bare minimum to avoid the critics.

H.R.
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 2:51 pm

@Kip and PCman999

I’m still sticking with my prediction. We’ve seen the surveys, including the massive UN survey, and “Climate Change” is always at the bottom.

When people can’t afford fuel for their cars, if they can get it at any price, and they are trying to figure out where the next meal is coming from, and they can’t afford the utilities for their house if there is any gas or electricity available, and those with variable rate mortgages find their mortgage payment went beyond what they can pay…

You say academics, pollies, or jurinalists are the target audience for this campaign, but when universities run short of students who drop out for financial reasons, the politicians are being hammered on inflation and the economy by their constituents, and people click the channel or turn the page when they are looking for news of the economy and don’t care about “Climate Change”, then I think that target audience will be otherwise too occupied to care about CCNow.

Inflation and energy prices and supplies are going to be “worse than we thought.” The believers will be affected much the same as Joe and Jane Sixpack.

PCman999
Reply to  H.R.
June 16, 2022 8:02 am

They will dial up the manure to 13 and blame inflation on climate change, they already blame everything else on it.

If you think the government’s propaganda will not work, how then to explain people driving around wearing masks? Drown people in climate doom and just watch the brainwashing take effect.

I despair the coming years, must be like being one of the few sensible people in early 1930s Germany or 1917 in Russia.

yirgach
Reply to  PCman999
June 16, 2022 9:33 am

The actual limit is 11.

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Jit
June 15, 2022 11:49 pm

Well, WUWT could run an annual “climate disinformation award,” accepting nominations in comments. There is no shortage of alarmist pieces out there that bear little resemblance to reality.

Whether the journalist/organisation would accept the award, that’s another matter.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Jit
June 16, 2022 1:14 am

The Guardian and the BBC would need to be given lifetime achievement awards before the annual competition even started. This would cut down the number of articles to be considered by about 5000 a year.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Bill Toland
June 16, 2022 3:49 am

Thank fook someone mentioned the Beeb before I had to
Not just for climate, but health / medicine / food, general over-cautiousness on everything, big brotherism, finger-wagging, guilt induction, breath-takingly biased socialism (Read= Utterly humourless) and flat-out warmongering.

Auntie’s got all bases covered.

edit to PS this:
BBC Headline:”Eight million Australians urged to turn off lights

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Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Bill Toland
June 16, 2022 5:53 am

They’re rock solid for the first Hall Of Fame intake

fretslider
June 16, 2022 12:01 am

Proudly announced today…

“Conversation Insights wins journalism award for climate coverage”

Rubbish looking trophy!

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Bill Toland
June 16, 2022 12:15 am

“Nonetheless, I have confidence that the future will be better than the past.”
Kip, I wish I shared your optimism about the future. In the last two decades, the quality of journalism has declined to appalling levels virtually everywhere. In the last five years, the decline has accelerated. I just don’t see a catalyst for turning this around.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bill Toland
June 16, 2022 5:33 am

A Red Wave might turn it around, or at least make the leftwing propaganda irrelevant.

Derg
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 16, 2022 6:06 am

Tom there are lots of red wave folk feeding at the trough of public subsidies.

Hopefully, they can be weeded out.

It’s clear the blue side has been taken over by fascists.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Derg
June 16, 2022 2:09 pm

“Hopefully, they can be weeded out.”

I think the Trump “America First” set of values will weed out a lot of those kinds of “Republican” people.

What are Trump’s America First values? America First values are all the values conservatives cherish: Personal freedoms; Free Enterprise: Small government: Balanced budgets: Energy Independence; Pro-Life: and a call for having the strongest national defense on the planet, among other things. All good things, beneficial to all people.

Whether Trump gets elected as president again or not, the conservative path he has set the Republican Party on has been established and the younger ones see the value in following that path.

Every Republican campaign commercial I’m seeing lately always has a mention of Trump and how those running want the same things for our country that Trump wants to have happen. It’s smart of them to align themselves with Trump because Trump has a tremedous following. The Left doesn’t like to think about that.

Kemaris
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 16, 2022 6:24 am

No, but what the Red Waves in 2022 and 2024 will do is push the Media Party the rest of the way over the edge. The coastal states with the Democrat governments will commit treason, secede, and start the Second Democrat War (the first was 1861-65).

DrEd
Reply to  Tom Abbott
June 16, 2022 9:06 am

FJB. Amen

Dave Fair
Reply to  Bill Toland
June 16, 2022 7:44 am

Widespread cynicism is next, Bill. Before the fall of the Soviet Union people in all walks of life were openly derisive of the government and its lies. That, and socialistic economic planning brought them down.

Gyan1
Reply to  Dave Fair
June 16, 2022 8:51 am

I have a friend who grew up under Soviet rule. She says the censorship happening here today is worse than it was there.

Simonsays
June 16, 2022 12:51 am

Just had to listen a Green politician in Australia waffle on that the new Labor Govts plegde today to a 43% target by 2030 is not good enough. It has to be 70%+ because if we don’t we will kill the Great Barrier Reef. The most frustrating thing is the ABC host just agrees and goes along with these claims as if they Gospel. I have no idea how we turn this ship of false information around.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Simonsays
June 16, 2022 7:32 am

“I have no idea how we turn this ship of false information around.”

You can’t turn it around, but it will strike a Reef and sink. Then the survivors will scramble aboard a more seaworthy vessel.

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June 16, 2022 1:57 am

Mostly I find the “anxiety” factor given too much credit. Like you weren’t sad about the sun blowing up in 3 Billion years when you were a kid. And there would always be “armageddon” shills like 2012 or YIIK madness.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 7:50 am

Kip, it is the “impossible, insane demands” that will be their undoing. The current economic messes are just the vanguard of the swarming locusts. No matter the merit, most people blame the current politicians in power and no amount of propaganda can change that.

Reply to  Dave Fair
June 16, 2022 11:22 am

@Dave Fair: With all due respect, it is not the impossible, insane demands of the collective pro-AGW mob that will be their undoing, they will never just roll over and cry “uncle!” at the public saying green energy demands can’t be met. What will be their undoing is when the collective public majority loses all faith in the twin AGW war fronts of “settled science” and in the “crooked skeptic scientists” accusation when they find out they were literally not told about the other side of the issue on how each front’s false narratives implode. Nobody likes to be conned, including true believer leftists who poured their hard-earned donation money down the dry hole of AGW mitigation only to discover it lines the pockets of the beloved leaders they trusted to tell the truth.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Russell Cook
June 16, 2022 2:50 pm

Russell, it is my firm opinion that your “collective public majority” will never understand the various scientific issues and AGW players to the extent that it would affect their voting patterns. It is only excessive costs and undesirable lifestyle changes that will kill the unworkable renewables scam.

PCman999
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 9:44 pm

And the people are scared witless, they don’t see that the imposed solution to the fake problem wouldn’t solve the problem even it was real. Same terror tactics were used during COVID so that you have people driving alone in their car and still feeling they need to where a mask.
Drown people in doom so that they don’t even see straight anymore.

HotScot
June 16, 2022 2:18 am

Soros/Gates money?

Derg
Reply to  HotScot
June 16, 2022 3:16 am

Zuck bucks?

John Garrett
Reply to  HotScot
June 16, 2022 5:57 am

You can go to the Covering Climate Now website ( https://coveringclimatenow.org/about/ ) and see the major funders. The list includes the usual suspects:

Covering Climate Now has been made possible by generous grants from Actions@EBMF, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Michaux Family Foundation, One Earth Fund, Park Foundation, Rockefeller Family & Associates, Rockefeller Family Fund, Schumann Media Center, Taylor Family Charitable Fund, and Wayne Crookes. The fiscal sponsor for Covering Climate Now is the DC-based 501c3, The Fund for Constitutional Government. We are looking for additional funding to sustain the collaborative. Please contact Judy Doctoroff at judy@coveringclimatenow.org for more information.

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Gyan1
Reply to  John Garrett
June 16, 2022 8:56 am

“Some even believe we [Rockefeller family] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – One World, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” David Rockefeller

“We are grateful. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries” David Rockefeller to Trilateral Commission in 1991

UK-Weather Lass
June 16, 2022 3:05 am

The rhetoric will continue for as long as people are not held responsible for unlawful censorship or violations of freedom of speech by which democracies live or die by. Misinformation is rife in MSM and yet it is those who try to put the records straight who see their efforts terminated.

We are doing more unnecessary harm to the planet via so called climate change mitigation than needs to be done to make a clear change to cleaner fuels e.g. nuclear, gas and hydro-electric and thereby a cleaner future of reduced emissions. We will also see, soon enough, via such a policy whether such a change sees a reduction in CO2 in the atmosphere. If those with green agendas cannot see the benefits of such an even handed policy then we will have further reason to doubt they are telling us anything but lies and propaganda driving an agenda that will never do good to anyone in the west.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  UK-Weather Lass
June 16, 2022 4:41 am

Reducing CO2 “emissions” in no way leads to a “cleaner future.” Ironically, the reverse is probably closer to the truth.

Kemaris
Reply to  UK-Weather Lass
June 16, 2022 6:26 am

I very much doubt there are significant hydroelectric projects left to be built in the civilized world.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 9:26 am

Kip,
How about both?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 9:28 am

Kip,
You appear to be advocating the use of crude oil for making, among other things, plastic. Do you have a solution to the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans, and even our drinking water?

Rud Istvan
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
June 16, 2022 1:55 pm

Clyde, Kip and others have posted on that topic here many times before. Use the search bar to get your answers.
In sum sunlight decomposes plastic over time. In the oceans, sunlight plus waves break it up fairly rapidly to the point where micro-organisms can feed on the remaining bits.

Ron Long
June 16, 2022 3:22 am

“…of whom I have never heard…”, me neither so I searched for his education, writings, etc. No education comments were found, but there is no doubt he is a full-on left wing wackadoodle, his writings are about the approaching climate disaster, how Trump plans to destroy the Universe for fun-and-profit, and how great EV’s are. Why doesn’t his educational history appear?

another ian
Reply to  Ron Long
June 16, 2022 3:46 am

I guess it is appropriate that a someone you have never heard of gets an award you never heard of

Pflashgordon
Reply to  Ron Long
June 16, 2022 5:34 am

From “Facts Buddy” website, “As of now, Justin is working as a senior correspondent at TIME where he covers climate change and the intersection of policy, politics, and society since September 2020. Before, Justin worked as an associate managing editor at The Harvard Crimson. Prior to that, Justin worked as a summer politics writer at CQ Roll Call Group.” It goes on to say he has a degree in History from Hahvaad University.

So he is just a young, uneducated and apparently ignorant kid. Not yet 25 yrs old, he has never held a real job in his life. He has zero background in math, science or engineering, yet he writes about climate change and wins an award for it.

Pflashgordon
Reply to  Pflashgordon
June 16, 2022 5:37 am

Oh, and he grew up in Los Angeles. If he so hates and fears the climate there, he should move to Winnipeg.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Pflashgordon
June 17, 2022 4:42 am

Deadhorse or Coldfoot would be even better.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Pflashgordon
June 16, 2022 8:03 am

There is much fame and fortune in broadcasting Leftist billionaires’ cause de jure. But there is danger from not adhering strictly to the current narrative or missing developing changes in dogma. It is more commonly called “throwing him under the bus.”

Pat Frank
Reply to  Ron Long
June 16, 2022 8:41 am

All about Justin Worland: BA in History from Harvard.

So, eminently qualified to opine about climate science, which is merely another subjectivist narrative.

Tom Abbott
June 16, 2022 5:42 am

The Leftwing Propaganda merchants are a direct danger to the personal freedoms of all of us.

People cannot govern themselves properly if all they get from the news media is leftwing lies and distortions of reality.

The Democrat Party would cease to exist if not for the Leftwing propaganda making them out to be an acceptable choice. They are anything but an acceptable choice. They are a danger to free people.

We are being lied to constantly by the Left. They have created a false reality favorable to themselves and they want all of us to live in it. No! We see through your false reality. The elections in November are right around the corner. Then you’ll see.

John Garrett
June 16, 2022 6:05 am

Thank you, once again, Kip Hansen for your invaluable work exposing the incredibly unethical cabal of liars and hypocrites that is Covering Climate Now.

I am always highly skeptical in respect of “conspiracy theories.” Yet here we have what is very clearly a deliberate and intentional propaganda organization operating in plain sight.

One would think there would be some enterprising journalist or news organization that would investigate and expose these charlatans.

We owe Kip an immense debt for shining a light on these scumballs.

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drh
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 8:07 am

I think maybe “activism”.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Kip Hansen
June 16, 2022 9:39 am

Kip, it’s the Rigoberta Menchú effect — they contravene the facts to tell a higher truth.

John Garrett
June 16, 2022 6:21 am

NPR’s Public Editor is Kelly McBride of The Poynter Institute.

Complaints about NPR’s completely unethical climate coverage can be addressed to her at NPR at:
https://help.npr.org/contact/s/contact?request=Ask-the-Public-Editor-about-ethics

Her email address is: KMcBride@Poynter.org

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  John Garrett
June 16, 2022 7:42 am

You can also shout your complaints down a well. That would be just as effective.

I’m sure Kelly McBride is trained to ignore or counter complaints *not* investigate them. Her job depends on it

RevJay4
June 16, 2022 6:40 am

There are certain words I look for when I evaluate articles, speeches, rantings and rumblings from when I peruse the MSM or leftist sources. Or, any sources, actually.
“Climate” is one of those words, along with “social” anything. Putting either one of those words in front of a piece instantly clues me in that its total nonsense.
Handy guide for me to rule out taking the author(s) seriously. Articles by trusted sources, as on this site, are excluded from that due to usually being aimed at disproving whatever balderdash the propagandists are proposing.
Thanks, WUWT, for being here.

Call me a skeptic
Reply to  RevJay4
June 16, 2022 8:02 am

I really think that lefties’ brains are just wired differently. There is no cure when reason and logic does not register no matter how educated the lefty is. My family is full of educated lefties who just think differently.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Call me a skeptic
June 16, 2022 2:16 pm

Their brains are not firing on all cylinders.

Pieter A Folkens
June 16, 2022 7:45 am

The Washington Post has a similar pseudo-journalism program in the form of The Climate 202 anchored by staff writer Maxine Joselow. She also a winner, touting her 2021 “Dateline Award” from the D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Mumbles McGuirck
June 16, 2022 7:52 am

There was a discussion in this site a few years ago about handing out annual climate disinformation awards. But the talk was all for naught. Let’s face it, that would take a lot of work. There is so much chaff to winnow through and so many “worthy” entries. It could be a full time effort. Who has the time and will?

Pat Frank
June 16, 2022 8:30 am

Emailed to the editors at coveringclimatenow.com

Re: climate model update

Following this update…

“Propagation of Error and the Reliability of Global Air Temperature Projections”
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00223/full

… everything you currently do will be a lie.

Yours,

Pat

Patrick Frank, Ph.D.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
These things are, we conjecture, like the truth;
But as for certain truth, no one has known it.

          Xenophanes, 570-500 BCE
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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pat Frank
June 16, 2022 2:17 pm

And not much has changed.

Beagle
June 16, 2022 8:37 am

Article from our local paper.
Police are urging drivers to avoid the A140 between The Magpie pub in Little Stonham and the junction for Mickfield.
In a tweet, Suffolk police said the closure has been put in place as the surface is causing problems for drivers and is unsafe due to the hot weather.
According to the Met Office, the temperature in Mickfield was 23C at the time of the closure being announced.

Gyan1
June 16, 2022 8:45 am

They get away with it because people lack the basic common sense to ask, “is this true?”

They present blatant lies as unquestionable truth so people who don’t question what they hear can’t help but be brainwashed. They repeat the lies so many times that people can’t even fathom that the false belief they have blindly accepted isn’t true.

The closed loop of perception false beliefs create rejects any contrary information to preserve cognitive dissonance.

Mass psychosis is what they are facilitating.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gyan1
June 16, 2022 2:19 pm

“Mass psychosis is what they are facilitating.”

Yes, that’s what we are seeing with this human-caused climate change hysteria.

MGC
June 16, 2022 8:58 am

Thanks for providing a truly classic example of “the pot calling the kettle black”.

Pat Frank
Reply to  MGC
June 16, 2022 1:52 pm

Point out one untruth promoted by Kip Hansen or here at WUWT, MGC.

You personally have had errors of fact corrected here a number of times, but haven’t changed your story. Guess what that makes you.

MGC
Reply to  Pat Frank
June 16, 2022 5:49 pm

That can’t be a serious request.

Willis E. himself has directly admitted that WUWT publishes “obviously false” content.

Pat Frank
Reply to  MGC
June 16, 2022 6:06 pm

That can’t be a serious reply. Your word alone documents nothing.

MGC
Reply to  Pat Frank
June 16, 2022 10:11 pm

Hello again –

Sorry you are unable to accept the reality that WUWT not only publishes content that is obviously false, but other WUWT writers have also directly admitted this fact:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/30/a-new-years-look-at-wuwt/

“People say: But WUWT publishes some things that are obviously false”

Willis E: “That’s true.”

Moreover, some of that “obviously false” content is found in articles authored by that Stanford Synchrotron guy.

Clyde Spencer
June 16, 2022 9:45 am

The last couple of weeks Yahoo has been liberally (pun intended) interspersing badly misinformed OpEds, supporting the ‘Hue and Cry’ for more Prior Restraint-style gun control, with actual news articles. Furthermore, from my experience, it looks like they are throttling the band width of commenters like myself (in the majority), as well as deleting my comments after they have been published. They outright said that the famous quote, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” was against their community standards and would not be published.

Last night, PBS NOVA had a re-run of a 2020 climate-scare story called Polar Extremes.

The Fourth Estate has become a Fifth Column.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
June 16, 2022 1:59 pm

Amazing isn’t it. All these people raised in freedom working for slavery. Mark Lilla calls such people Reckless Minds.

Intellectuals and reporters have, “succumbed to what [Lilla] calls “tyrannophilia,” a narcissistic embrace of totalitarian politics, assuming that tyrants would put their big ideas into action.

Those such as Justin Trudeau or Bill Gates who praise the CCP are object examples of tyrannophiles.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
June 16, 2022 2:20 pm

“The Fourth Estate has become a Fifth Column.”

Yes, they have. They and their lies are a threat to all of us.

Independent
June 16, 2022 7:53 pm

Thank you for the accurate title of this article. Of course, the winners are (needless to say) all well-ensconced members of the U.S. domestic propaganda industry.

James Bull
June 16, 2022 10:48 pm

Joseph Goebbels would be oh so proud of his legacy in the media today, total control total big lie.

When your child comes home from school blubbering about how the world is going to end “because of climate change”; when your teenager tells you they will never marry or have children “because of climate change”; when your 20-something drops out of college and goes on the bum because “what’s the use? climate change”, you know who to blame.

In creation man was the pinnacle of all Gods work but these people in their hatred of God and all his works are making man the ultimate evil, yes we are and can be evil but it is not what we are made for and teaching children to hate themselves is a true evil and those that do these things have their reward assured.

Matthew 18:5-7
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me. But if anyone causes of of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world for the causes of sin. These stumbling blocks must come but woe to the man through whom they come.

James Bull

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