In his must read blog today, Trotter highlights the manner in which big oil and big industry push the climate denial message to stop the citizens of the world from demanding real change from our politicians…
The Fossil Fuel Industry-inspired “Big Lies” that anthropogenic global warming is either a scientific “hoax” or a “left-wing plot” to bring down the capitalist system. Earth’s climate is always changing, they argue. Long before human-beings made their appearance, the planet was, by turns, boiling hot and freezing cold. If, and the word “if” is emphasised, the planet is going through another warming period, then 1) it’s not our fault; and 2) there’s nothing we can do about it except adapt the best way we can. After all, with just a tiny fraction of the technology they now possess, human-beings made it through the Ice Age!
…what Chris misses is not just those with vested interests distorting the truth about climate change, but the mainstream corporate media who allow so much of that propaganda to go unchallenged.
Look at todays NZ Herald, they have a Dr Geoff Duffy vomiting the most inanely dense science garbage to make it sound like there is no science to suggest methane increases global warming and attacks the governments attempt to include methane (the gas our cattle produce) into any climate change legislation.
Look at how the NZ Herald describes Dr Geoff Duffy…
Dr Geoff Duffy is a professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Auckland.
…sound pretty robust right? Well, do some digging and lo and behold, Dr Geoff Duffy is a climate denial scientist who blogs for the NZ climate denial blog, Climate Realists, and who funds this climate denial blog? why surprise, surprise the fucking sheep and beef farmers from the East Coast…
We are sheep and beef farmers farming off the East Coast of the North Island of NZ.
We believe in the necessity of farming sustainably and making wise use of finite resources.
We believe in protecting the environment.
But….. we also believe all decisions should be based on scientific fact, not mere conjecture.
When the Kyoto agreement was signed we believed what we heard, and were global warming believers. But with the announcement of the ‘fart tax’ our suspicions were roused.
Since then we have done extensive research on both sides of the argument.
We have to conclude that if any global warming is being caused by man, the net effect is very small, and will not have any harmful effect on the planet.
So we formed the Climate Realists’ Network. New members are welcome.
…so let’s get this completely fucking straight – the NZ Herald publishes a climate denial scientist who is arguing against including methane in climate change legislation but don’t tell you that he is a climate denial scientist who writes on a blog that is funded by the very industry that methane gas inclusion would hurt the most.
I mean, even for the fucking NZ Herald this is deceitful beyond belief.
Climate change poses an existential threat to our species and corporate media allowing climate deniers to speak without telling readers they are climate deniers is a deception too far.