Al Gore: The Media Has Failed in Covering the Climate Crisis
It’s amazing that Gore still doesn’t get that the “climate change” farce has been exposed and now blames the media for failing to report the crisis. Yes! It’s the Medias fault……that he only has 3 homes in Malibu and a ranch in Santa Barbara and a vintage car collection and flies around in a private jet. The media has been failing conservatives for decades and it hasn’t worked out THAT well for us! This farce has recently been rebranded as Global Climate Crisis when we had just gotten used to calling it ‘climate change’ (which had already been rebranded from global cooling, then global warming and before that, I believe, weather) – and then he wonders why we just don’t believe! Enough already!!
And whilst on the subject, Mr Gore please explain this latest statement from the IPCC:
“Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”
For some time, the media has failed to appropriately cover the climate crisis. A new report from Oxford University’s Reuters Institution for the Study of Journalism provides us with a snapshot of the problem:
Less than 10 percent of the news articles written about last year’s climate summit in Copenhagen dealt primarily with the science of climate change, a study showed on Monday.
Based on analysis of 400 articles written about the December 2009 summit, the authors of the report for Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism called for a rethinking of reporting on future such conferences.
Author James Painter concluded that “science was under-reported” as the essential backdrop when about 120 world leaders met in Copenhagen but were unable to agree on a binding treaty to slow climate change.
Our media has a responsibility to educate the public on issues affecting the planet. Covering the climate crisis only as a political issue shields from public view the vital scientific and moral elements of the debate.