Professor Euan Ritchie. Source Deakin University, fair use, low resolution image to identify the subject.

Guardian: Why did Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Receive More Coverage than the Climate Crisis?

Essay by Eric Worrall

Professor of wildlife ecology Euan Ritchie expressing his dismay that mainstream media doesn’t pay attention to the issues he cares about.

Why did the Queen’s death receive saturation media coverage while the future of the Earth goes largely ignored?

Euan Ritchie
Fri 16 Sep 2022 11.29 AEST

Just one day after the Queen’s death, another deeply sobering study related to the dangers of exceeding 1.5C of global warming was published

I am not here to argue about the merit and contributions of the Queen and the royal family though, nor a long overdue transition to an Australian republic, or the far too often overlooked, disregarded and darker history and confronting issues, including maintenance of power structures and the ongoing damage and ravages of state-sanctioned colonialism. That is not my place nor area of expertise, and I genuinely want to extend my sincere condolences to all who are saddened and suffering, whatever their reason, and whatever cultural background, political and personal persuasion they may have.

On 9 September, just one day after the Queen’s death, yet another landmark and deeply sobering study related to the dangers of exceeding 1.5C of global warming for triggering multiple climate tipping points was published. Like so many scientific publications and warnings before, this paper makes abundantly clear that collectively our unsustainable existence has us hurtling towards a truly diabolical future. This places human lives and livelihoods at increased risk of severe, prolonged suffering and, at worst, being extinguished.

But it paled into insignificance and near obscurity relative to the saturation coverage of the Queen’s passing.

Euan Ritchie is professor in wildlife ecology and conservation at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2022/sep/16/why-did-the-queens-death-receive-saturation-media-coverage-while-the-future-of-the-earth-goes-largely-ignored

Euan Ritchie, I hope you appreciate WUWT’s effort to shed some light on your lonely struggle to be heard, in a cruel, unfeeling world full of people who care about important issues.

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Bill Toland
September 16, 2022 2:08 am

The queen’s funeral received more coverage because the queen’s funeral is a real thing.

Duane
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 16, 2022 5:14 am

That, and a funeral is not something that may or may not happen 80 years from now … it’s today.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Duane
September 16, 2022 6:24 am

Monday actual
🤪
Sarc

Bryan A
Reply to  Duane
September 16, 2022 7:57 am

Rest assured, when the Climate Crisis dies, it’s funeral will garner similar coverage

Matthew Schilling
Reply to  Bryan A
September 17, 2022 7:12 am

I think it’ll be more like, “We never said global warming was a dangerous thing!” After all, they literally deny ever squawking about global cooling in the 70’s.

KcTaza I
Reply to  Matthew Schilling
September 19, 2022 3:09 pm

So very true, Mathew.
Or when it does cool so significantly they can’t deny it anymore, they will say they were right all along about CO2 and it’s just as dangerous as before but they got it slightly wrong because it causes cooling, not warming.

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 16, 2022 7:13 am

The funeral is on Monday, three days time. It has one nice thing – a rest from climate nonsense.

Jeff Labute
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 16, 2022 8:25 am

The future of the Earth will continue, while the future of the Queen will not. Climate is also no where close to the importance of the Queen, and the Queen is rarely in my mind.

John the Econ
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 16, 2022 8:32 am

And there’s a better than 97% consensus that she’s actually dead.

ItsAName
Reply to  John the Econ
September 16, 2022 7:31 pm

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Stuart Hamish
Reply to  John the Econ
September 17, 2022 12:22 am

… Queen Elizabeth’s passing and her funeral were at least real

M Courtney
Reply to  Bill Toland
September 16, 2022 11:33 am

There is a lot of coverage of the queen’s funeral though. She’s dead. It’s sad.
But that situation hasn’t changed all week.
And he’s right to complain that the climate message – which has nothing new to say either – isn’t also given blanket coverage.

Mike
Reply to  M Courtney
September 16, 2022 6:14 pm

And he’s right”

No, he’s an idiot.

Jimmy Haigh
September 16, 2022 2:09 am

Simple. One is reality; the other is fiction.

terrapod
Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
September 16, 2022 4:12 am

You nailed it, that was my exact first thought on reading the headline. Now if the idiots in charge of whatever would only act that way.

Bryan A
Reply to  terrapod
September 16, 2022 8:09 am

Yep…The Queen didn’t either exist or die in a model

Peta of Newark
September 16, 2022 2:09 am

Truly unhinged (YouTube)

lee
September 16, 2022 2:12 am

“That is not my place nor area of expertise” and neither is climate science. 😉

Richard Page
Reply to  lee
September 16, 2022 4:52 am

And yet, strangely, he goes on to pontificate on both subjects; he should either read what he’s written of stfu – people cannot have it both ways, the man is delusional if he thinks he has some automatic right that, when he’s talking, everybody must immediately stop whatever they’re doing and listen to him.

Climate believer
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 6:07 am

Perfect example of a radicalised militant Marxist, guess where he got his degree?

James Cook University.

BobM
Reply to  Climate believer
September 16, 2022 7:14 am

And now he’s at Deakin University? Is that any more a real university than James Cook?

Mike
Reply to  BobM
September 16, 2022 6:15 pm

There are no real universities in AU anymore.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  BobM
September 16, 2022 8:24 pm

You misspelled D*ckhead.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Climate believer
September 16, 2022 9:00 am

His Ph.D is in conservation of the Wallaroo…..seriously…..

Clarky of Oz
Reply to  DMacKenzie
September 17, 2022 5:16 am

The Wallaroo needs a PH.D to save it? Save it from what I ask?

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Climate believer
September 16, 2022 1:05 pm

That explains a lot!

Charles
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 6:40 am

… or stfu …

Richard Page
Reply to  Charles
September 16, 2022 7:14 am

Thank you – I missed that when I read it through. My fat fingers on a phone keypad!

Bryan A
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 8:05 am

Typical narcissist

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 8:23 pm

Narcissus would be proud.

Rick C
Reply to  lee
September 16, 2022 11:32 am

Yup, he establishes his unbelievable wholeness in the first paragraph. No reason to read further, we all know the narrative.

Prjindigo
September 16, 2022 2:22 am

Because 99% of climate alterations boil immediately down to incorrect, abusive, destructive and wasteful alterations directly to the environment and the only ways to stop them are to tell people they cannot have roads and houses or start killing a LOT of people.

About 24% of the land and 73% of the Ocean have been destroyed and it will take decades and a reduction of about 3 billion people permanently to make any headway.

Not a popular news item. Eight cities in California would have to immediately be slaughtered and collapsed into crushed rubble, for example.

Spetzer86
Reply to  Prjindigo
September 16, 2022 3:39 am

You make a good case, but the Democrats are already ahead of you in dismantling CA cities…

Reply to  Prjindigo
September 16, 2022 4:21 am

73% of the Ocean Is not even surveyed

DHR
Reply to  Prjindigo
September 16, 2022 7:23 am

And hear I thought that it is 22.7% of the land and 76.7% of the ocean have been destroyed. I will tell you where I got my numbers if you tell me where you got yours.

DonM
Reply to  DHR
September 16, 2022 9:15 am

It has been a while since I have destroyed any oceans (all or part).

In the future I will track what I destroy, so as to allow up to date record keeping.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  DonM
September 16, 2022 8:27 pm

I peed in the ocean once.

Ok maybe twice.

David A
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 17, 2022 11:02 pm

Well if cow flatulence can warm the atmosphere, perhaps that explains the oceans warming. ( They have warmed up a bit yes??)

KcTaza I
Reply to  David A
September 19, 2022 2:37 pm

Depends on who you ask, I suspect.

fretslider
September 16, 2022 2:26 am

Every waking hour we are constantly bombarded by climate disaster propaganda and this utter …. thinks it ain’t enough?

“”Just one day after the Queen’s death, another deeply sobering study related to the dangers of exceeding 1.5C of global warming was published””

Also in The Guardian…

“Why we should forget about the 1.5C global heating target”

Can they form a coherent argument?

No

Ian Magness
Reply to  fretslider
September 16, 2022 2:41 am

“utter ….”
Let me recommend the word “twat” for your missing 4 letter word.

Scissor
Reply to  fretslider
September 16, 2022 5:02 am

They would denigrate the Queen because of “colonialism” but would grant all powers to narcissists and pedophiles in the name of “globalism.”

Globalism is colonialism on steroids.

Greg61
Reply to  Scissor
September 16, 2022 12:06 pm

Nothing is more globalist and colonial than the global warming cult telling poor countries they must stay poor so that rich liberals can pretend to save their beaches, while really just advancing socialism

oeman 50
Reply to  fretslider
September 16, 2022 6:02 am

And this study is the same as the hundreds of other studies on the looming disaster of going over 1.5 C. Or is it 2 C? Yawn….

Steve Case
September 16, 2022 2:32 am

 Like so many scientific publications and warnings before, this paper makes abundantly clear that collectively our unsustainable existence has us hurtling towards a truly diabolical future.
______________________________

From a WUWT article earlier this week:

We’ve been warned of climate tipping points before, so much so that they’ve racked up an impressive record of non-performance.

For example. Google search shows well over a hundred, here is just a few of them:

fretslider
Reply to  Steve Case
September 16, 2022 2:42 am

“”our unsustainable existence””

Says it all.

Steve Case
Reply to  fretslider
September 16, 2022 3:13 am

Force feeding poverty via cutting off the energy supply isn’t a solution to arriving at the carrying capacity of the planet. Maybe you think it is, and if that’s so, please enlighten us with your reasons why. Was that a straw man? Sue me!

fretslider
Reply to  Steve Case
September 16, 2022 5:27 am

Obviously you need a /sarc tag to comprehend the point

Got it now?

Steve Case
Reply to  fretslider
September 16, 2022 10:01 am

OK but it made me come up with: “Force feeding poverty via cutting off the energy supply …” which I will find useful down the road.

September 16, 2022 2:36 am

A thoughtful and considerate professor would surely ask themselves when asking this question is: why are more people concerned/worried/thoughtful about the late queen rather than climate change?
Perhaps they feel for the queen but do not feel/worry/unconcerned about alleged climate change

tom hewitt
Reply to  Steve Richards
September 17, 2022 9:10 am

I’m a little upset that there isn’t more media coverage of the lower levels of bicycle racing. Why don’t they care?

David A
Reply to  tom hewitt
September 17, 2022 11:05 pm

Bicycles cause heart attacks from 2021 onward.

Mr David Guy-Johnson
September 16, 2022 2:55 am

Read the comments on his Guardian article. There are some serious nutjobs on it

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Mr David Guy-Johnson
September 16, 2022 3:20 am

For the first time in a long while I read some of the comments. It reminded me why I don’t read Guardian comments, the articles are bad enough

Oldseadog
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
September 16, 2022 4:25 am

For the first time ever I read some of the comments. Talk about gluttons for punishment.
But I didn’t think that there were that many people who read the Guardian any more.

fretslider
Reply to  Oldseadog
September 16, 2022 5:35 am

It’s mostly the socialist workers party and various other ultra far left outfits – the ones who hate white people above others, men, women, and human beings in general

Charles
Reply to  Mr David Guy-Johnson
September 16, 2022 6:44 am

Almost no one else actually reads the ‘Guardian’.

Reply to  Charles
September 16, 2022 9:26 am

It is the ‘house’ newspaper for the BBC!

Charlie
September 16, 2022 3:05 am

One is uncommon. The other is just the latest in a long line of doom-mongering papers posing as science. Hence the former should be in the news and the other not.

FrankH
September 16, 2022 3:15 am

On 9 September, just one day after the Queen’s death, yet another landmark and deeply sobering study related to the dangers of exceeding 1.5C of global warming for triggering multiple climate tipping points was published.

More tipping points? Is that because most of the other tipping have come and gone without anything happening? And we’re still waiting, mostly with unbated breath. for the arrival of the remainder.

Richard Page
Reply to  FrankH
September 16, 2022 4:58 am

I know the reason why we’ll be waiting a while for the rest of the ‘tipping points’ to materialise (all together now) “Oh, it’s a long way to tipper-ary, it’s a long way to go!”

I’ll get me coat.

Reply to  Richard Page
September 17, 2022 7:04 am

Here’s your hat; what’s your hurry?

oeman 50
Reply to  FrankH
September 16, 2022 6:04 am

My Tipping Point will occur at about 5 PM tonight.

Bryan A
Reply to  oeman 50
September 16, 2022 8:06 am

Why wait so late?

MM from Canada
Reply to  Bryan A
September 16, 2022 9:54 am

Maybe oeman has to work until 4:30. 🙂

Jorge
September 16, 2022 3:20 am

Maybe because there aren’t a climate crises. What is real is a energy crises. It s energy, stupid.

Philo
Reply to  Jorge
September 16, 2022 3:04 pm

There may be a few climate crises(crisease – pronunciation). The thinkers lack of learning and maybe some of these gullible science types will start to realize that they are making noise, not solving problems.

Actually, due to various political diseases there is very little science going on in the “climate industry”.

Stephen Lindsay-Yule
September 16, 2022 3:23 am

The polar regions need to below -20°C each for heat from the equator to escape to space. This is the case This represents the earth energy budget.
-20°C 232 watts per square metre north
-20°C 232 watts per square metre south
27.8°C 464 watts per square metre equator.
If this guy doesn’t know this then there’s something wrong with him.
Queens funeral has higher priority than delusional academics.
Note: Southern polar region average -40°C from June to August.

David A
Reply to  Stephen Lindsay-Yule
September 17, 2022 11:10 pm

Antarctica is setting records for stratospheric cold.
Scroll past the Greenland news, and see the unprecedented SH cooling…
https://electroverse.co/greenlands-record-gains-major-stratospheric-cooling-event-over-southern-hemisphere/

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Felix
September 16, 2022 3:25 am

“I am not here to argue about [stuff which I then proceed to argue about] … That is not my place nor area of expertise [but that didn’t stop me either] …
On 9 September, just one day after the Queen’s death, yet another landmark and deeply sobering study

Well there’s yet another clue for yet another brainless idiot. Maybe if there have already been thousands of landmark studies which are about as deeply sobering as 180 proof vodka, none of which have come true, maybe people have learned to tune you out. Maybe 50 years of crying wolf calls for less media coverage than the death of someone who held down the same boring job for 70 years without once crying Look At Me!

Doug S
September 16, 2022 3:28 am

It’s such a curious thing to watch, people have been seduced by the cult of Climate Catastrophe and use it as a vehicle to express their own mental health issues. We’re not debating science at this stage, this is a cultural and ideological struggle between people who are seriously challenged in life and others who are well grounded and recognize there has never been a better time in earth’s history to be alive. It’s my contention that the CAGW cult is a weapon created and deployed by communist forces as a way of defeating the western free world.

Richard Page
Reply to  Doug S
September 16, 2022 5:05 am

Mental health issues brought on by a delusional belief in fantasies maybe but I think many of these academics have underlying personality disorders as well; a martyr complex in some, some form of frustrated megalomania perhaps where they are the only ones who can fix the world so they should be leading us all except few take them seriously. The therapy bill after the climate change farce collapses will be enormous.

StephenP
September 16, 2022 3:56 am

Who dreamed up the 1.5°C figure in the first place.
There seems to be disagreement about what the start date should be and what the correct starting femperature is, especially following homogenising (aka fiddling) the earlier figures.
There has been a tipping point every ten years in my lifetime, none of which have come to pass.
The only real emergencies in that time were the Cuban missile crisis and the incredible waste of money on the so-called ‘climate crisis’ which would have been better spent on mitigating the effects of weather events and reducing real pollution, not CO2.

Richard Page
Reply to  StephenP
September 16, 2022 5:10 am

When you think how much money has been wasted on climate change crap rather than used where it is still needed then it really is heartbreaking. Those academics and vested interests that have pocketed such vast sums at the expense of the poor and desperate have all got blood on their hands – blood up to their shoulders dammit.

Charles
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 6:47 am

Agreed.

paul courtney
Reply to  StephenP
September 16, 2022 9:58 am

Mr. P.: here’s my Kamala Harris imitation:
“1.5 degrees celtic is what science tells us is very dangerous, and it is between 1.0 celtic…..(puts hand to earpiece) celsius and 2.0 celt….celsius, about halfway, which is math, and there is very strong consensus that math is science. Every day.”

September 16, 2022 4:20 am

Ecologists were wrong about polar bears and elephants

Richard Page
Reply to  Hans Erren
September 16, 2022 5:12 am

OMG you mean they’ve found that they can mate after all? Offspring are to be named ‘Polar Opposites’ a new hybrid species!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 6:19 am

No, they will be white elephants.
No wait, we have many of those already, wind farms for one

Charles
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 6:47 am

Good one…

Hubert
September 16, 2022 4:23 am

Maybe because the level of antarctic ice not so bad … compared to 1986 …

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H.R.
Reply to  Hubert
September 16, 2022 5:22 am

If it was up to me, I’d have an ice-free Arctic and the benefit of an open Northwest Passage.

You can’t always get what you want. No-one seems to have a say in the matter.

Chas
September 16, 2022 4:34 am

Climate change scares are just a scam

Richard Page
Reply to  Chas
September 16, 2022 7:19 am

It’s fraud or extortion with menaces. It would be illegal if it wasn’t political and also used by our elected representatives as well.

Giordano Milton
September 16, 2022 4:58 am

Because the climate crisis is a background scam (one most people don’t care about), and the queen’s death a real event, even if her ‘rule’ is 99.99% symbolic.

But then, the Guardian should really know better.

Richard Page
Reply to  Giordano Milton
September 16, 2022 7:25 am

The Guardian (writers and readership) wants a UK Republic, in the main. In small communities across London, their fellow travellers are nodding in agreement, sagely thinking that the whole Royal family is irrelevant and should be scrapped in favour of a political, wasteful and inordinately expensive token figurehead who will screw things up then walk away with a fat retirement package and many tv and book deals.

Ian Johnson
Reply to  Richard Page
September 16, 2022 11:55 am

Tony Blair?

Richard Page
Reply to  Ian Johnson
September 16, 2022 5:27 pm

Any ex-PM who thought they could have another couple of terms on exorbitant pay, former BBC presenters and anyone that could con their way through an election. If you think Blair would be bad, imagine Attenborough.

Ian
September 16, 2022 5:01 am

Remind me not to add Professor Euan Ritchie to my Xmas card list.

And for the record, the Queen was the patron of many wildlife charities, and King Charles III is no shrinking violet on the environment.

Kenneth J Partyka
September 16, 2022 5:10 am

Easy. Because QE2’s death is real where climate change is not

H.R.
September 16, 2022 5:37 am

Virtue signal much, Professor Ritchie?

“Dear Diary. Today I showed the World, or at least the remaining 2,776 Grauniad readers, how much I really, really, really care. I care. Nobody cares as much as I care. I care so much I trashed the Queen. No-one can top that for caring. Tomorrow is another day to show how much I really care.”

ATheoK
September 16, 2022 5:41 am

Euan Ritchie Fri 16 Sep 2022 11.29 AEST

But it paled into insignificance and near obscurity relative to the saturation coverage of the Queen’s passing.”

Sad pathetic narcissist throwing a tantrum…
Grow up, grow a pair and positively contribute to the world.

Richard Page
Reply to  ATheoK
September 16, 2022 7:28 am

Yeah that comment really doesn’t look right, it needs a little rewrite: “But it paled into insignificance and near obscurity because it was garbage and failed on it’s own (lack of) merit.”

OweninGA
September 16, 2022 6:01 am

Maybe because the Queen was a real person who seemed to be kind and dedicated to her people while the “climate crisis” exists only in the fevered dreams of megalomaniacs who wish to enslave and control the world and does not exist anywhere in reality.

Pat from kerbob
September 16, 2022 6:16 am

Um, because the queen is a real person and her death is a real thing.

Complaining it gets more coverage than the supposed climate emergency is like complaining it gets let’s coverage than Game of Thrones.

Old Man Winter
September 16, 2022 6:18 am

As a Yank, I always thought both QE II & the Queen Mum were great ladies
who were “solid as the Rock of Gibralter”, as exhibited by their own
dignity & the dignity they showed others. They both understood it was
they who were the subjects of their people, not the other way around.
As such, even as teenage girls, they needed to get their hands dirty to
support the British wars of their day. The Queen Mum helped wounded
soldiers convalesce** & her daughter helped maintain Army trucks.

They also understood that as subjects to their people each subject
had the right to form an opinion of them & that the press would hound
them, making them live “in a fishbowl”. They also realized all the
attention they got & pageantry was unearned & quite superficial which
kept them grounded in the fact they were humans just like everyone else.
They realities were just part of being royalty.

Personally, I’m glad I wasn’t royalty as I got to live a normal life as
an unknown & wasn’t a slave to all the whims of society. Those two
handled it very well but I think the more open post-WWII society made
it much harder to do so. This explains at least some of the miscues
by other Royals, with the rest of it being their own immaturity
shining through.

I remember the splash Edward Windsor made in the 80s as that was
his trying to “come to grips” with a full understanding of what being a
Royal was. From what I’ve read lately, it seems like he may have
ended up as being the best of the three brothers (Please don’t slam
me too hard if I’m wrong as I pay almost no attention to the Royals).

** From Wiki, in reference to the Queen Mum-
“One of the soldiers she treated wrote in her autograph book that she
was to be “Hung, drawn, & quartered … Hung in diamonds, drawn in a
coach and four, and quartered in the best house in the land.””

ME- His wish did come true.

Last edited 2 months ago by Old Man Winter
Mark Whitney
September 16, 2022 6:22 am

Probably, Euan, because the Queen’s funeral is a real thing.

mst
September 16, 2022 6:26 am

The declared “Climate Crisis” has been an ongoing story for 35 years now. So much ink has been spilled for those purposes, it probably dropped the albedo of the planet leading to the warming they predicted. Damn Them! Damn them all to Hell!

mkelly
September 16, 2022 6:47 am

Did this gent write anything about George Floyd having 4 funerals? All that energy used moving him around the states. CO2 emitted.

The queen was a lovely human and deserves it all.

Geoff Sherrington
September 16, 2022 7:07 am

It is quite convenient and saving of time that these academic soothsayers adorn themselves with descriptive titles that they imagine to be credible and grandiose and sagacious. In reality, they are a quick filter for consignment to the cylindrical file.
There is now a whole sub-culture of useless idiots playing with useless topics.
Someone should tell them.
As you age, in retirement, your mind will often ask the big question “What, in your working life, did you do to contribute materially to the benefit of your fellow man?”
It will cause sadness to the remaining years when they class their results as takers rather than givers.
Geoff S

Richard Page
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
September 16, 2022 7:34 am

It is rather pathetic to see that, because of the climate change fraud, this nobody (and other’s just like him) has a platform to air his innermost thoughts – it’s just sad to see that they weren’t worthwhile or of any value at all.

Michael in Dublin
September 16, 2022 7:21 am

Euan Ritchie, perhaps it is because people experience the world rather differently from you when they walk outside their front doors every day?

Olen
September 16, 2022 7:47 am

The palace is a tourist attraction along with the soldiers and ceremony as is the Tower of London. Does anyone need to explain to this guy why the Queen is getting so much attention.

September 16, 2022 8:08 am

it was because the funeral was a real thing and the climate crisis is fiction,

Brad-DXT
September 16, 2022 8:35 am

Eric says:
Euan Ritchie, I hope you appreciate WUWT’s effort to shed some light on your lonely struggle to be heard, in a cruel, unfeeling world full of people who care about important issues.”

Just to let you know your sense of humor brightens my day. 🍺

Andy Pattullo
September 16, 2022 8:42 am

The title asks a very stupid question. The answer is obvious. The queen’s passing and the bereavement of the commonwealth are real. The climate crisis is a scientific comedy show put on by buffoons and charlatans for their own selfish reasons. The question makes the ridiculous and disrespectful comparison of a hero dedicated to 70 years of duty, service, kindness, dignity and common sense to a rabble of miscreants who have done nothing but harm for decades.

David Anderson
September 16, 2022 8:58 am

Why does the sports page list baseball scores and not lectures about how we are killing Our Mother?

Bryan A
Reply to  David Anderson
September 16, 2022 10:12 am

They could begin spouting how games were delayed or made more difficult from weather Climate Change

MarkW
September 16, 2022 10:11 am

Leftists have a great deal of trouble understanding why people are allowed to disagree with them.

ResourceGuy
September 16, 2022 10:27 am

Dr. Joker and Mr. Hide

ResourceGuy
September 16, 2022 10:30 am

The exact tipping point of agenda alarmist fads is sometimes hard to pinpoint, especially for historians. At least we have WUWT to help keep track for comparisons later.

Capell Aris
September 16, 2022 11:26 am

Qualifications
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University, 2007
Bachelor of Science, James Cook University, 1999

johnbuk
September 16, 2022 11:43 am

I was waiting for the study from your tribe that blames the Queen’s demise on climate change. They’re a bit tardy I’ll admit but give it day or so and I’m sure all will be revealed. Then the wait will have been worth it.

Richard Page
Reply to  johnbuk
September 16, 2022 5:35 pm

Won’t happen. The Queen died in Scotland and Greenies like Scotland because of Sturgeon’s government, support of the Scottish Greens and Sturgeon’s love affair with wind turbines. No criticism of Scotland, directly or indirectly, will be tolerated.

johnbuk
September 16, 2022 11:50 am

Love one of the “Guardian Picks” comments in his article which states amongst other superior moral and intellectual points, “People are scared of climate change. It’s almost too large for human comprehension, and your average person is not able to do much about it”.  
Luckily we have Guardian readers to help us plebs understand the real world. What would we do without these intellectual giants?

Matthew Schumann
September 16, 2022 12:58 pm

Because the Queens death actually happened, for real, in REALITY

Mike Lowe
September 16, 2022 1:02 pm

I continue to be amazed that these supposedly educated people are so concerned about that imaginary 1.5 degrees number. Why 1.5? Why not 1.4, or 1.6? The matter of what could cause it, and whether we should be concerned about it, is another matter altogether. Especially when it is covered by the Guardian!

john
September 16, 2022 1:57 pm

“Guardian: Why did Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Receive More Coverage than the Climate Crisis?”
1> Queen Elizabeth II is a very classy lady – climate scientists not so much.
2> Her death was a real thing – climate science not so much.
3> People like to read (so the MSM puts out the click bait) about real events – climate science isn’t real.
4> The funeral is happening now – climate crisis not so much.
5> Thankfully, Queen Elisabeth’s funeral is a one time event. We are all tired to death of “learning” that the world is going to end hundreds of times a day for hundreds of days in a row.

John Sandhofner
September 16, 2022 5:07 pm

Your problem Mr. Euan Ritchie is that your plea is no different that hundreds that have been made in the past (some as far back as the 1980s) all of which have not even come close to happening. You are now guilty of crying wolf so many times you have reached your expiration date. Besides every one of this past tipping points have one thing in common: computer modeling. They are not based on scientific data but best guess as to what MIGHT happen. If you really believed the science you would come to realize CO2 is not the bad guy you claim it is. Climate science is so complex it will never be accurately modeled. You ain’t God and you don’t know how it works.

yarpos
September 16, 2022 5:21 pm

Why? basically there is an actual Queens funeral happening and there is no actual climate crisis outside of peoples fevered imaginations.

Ray
September 16, 2022 7:26 pm

Someone should send this guy the Laszo Szarka interview and then get his thoughts on the matter.
cheers

Alasdair
September 17, 2022 4:59 am

Yawn Yawn. just another PhD.Twat, trashing the reputation of Academia.

Matthew Schilling
September 17, 2022 7:10 am

Because one story matters and the other doesn’t? Because people care about one of the stories and don’t the other? Is this a trick question?

Matthew Schilling
September 17, 2022 7:12 am

Globaloney Warmunism is Y2K without an expiration date.

Charles Higley
September 17, 2022 7:48 am

Idiots will be idiots if they are paid to be idiots. There is no climate crisis.

me you
September 17, 2022 1:00 pm

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Dena
September 17, 2022 5:59 pm

Because they don’t think the public can handle the truth. That much coverage would require voicing the other sides arguments. If the people really understood the truth, it would mean the end of climate change. What he wants is indoctrination and not the truth.

rah
September 18, 2022 3:28 am

Why did the Queen’s death receive saturation media coverage while the future of the Earth goes largely ignored?

That is an easy one. Because most people are not mentally ill and want to live their lives without obsessing about imaginary threats like you do.

KcTaza I
September 19, 2022 2:51 pm

If 70 years ago, Euan Ritchie and the rest if his pals in the Climate Change Hysterics Industry had predicted the Queen would die someday, they would have been right for the first time. So sad they missed their opportunity to not be wrong about everything.

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