Google announces restrictions and bans on “misleading” climate change themes. Hmmmm … we cannot censor our way to the truth, though.
Bill Gates blames changing political parties in control of governments for lack of climate change solutions. His words are bizarre as he appears to be opposing democracy itself.
Scientific American reports on how government agencies use “media embargoes” to control reporting.
An earlier claim from NOAA that July 2021 was the hottest month ever appears to no longer be true after more temperature data was collected. The issue here is: the initial claims made headlines all over the media landscape. The revision, and effectively a correction, has received no publicity. This is unfortunately how media works – and why I consider most news stories to be false until they withstand the test of time.
Link to an essay on the role that “technical authority”, media propaganda, and how “consensus of experts” are used to influence the public and to exert control over us. This essay is an eye opener.
The UK’s ITV used an alleged “before” and “after” photo to show that lock downs cleared the atmosphere and thus, proving that these actions were good for humanity. Or something. But its a really bad photo shop.
Another example of fiddling with language to make a weak conclusion with low certainty sound more impressive than it really is.
The Guardian is a daily fictional story service that pretends to report the news. They’ve tossed the IPCC official terminology of “climate change” and replaced it with their own creation of inflammatory rhetoric “climate crisis” and “global heating”.
Google has selected an odd assortment of science “subgroups” to emphasize on its Google News page. This choice, by Google, has ramifications for your attention and perspective on issues – and may even steer you away from learning about other areas of science. In effect, Google News may be operating a subtle propaganda outlet, intentionally steering our attention to topics that Google wants us to see, while steering us away from topics Google would prefer we not see.
Western state Governors are increasingly blaming climate change for western wild fires, as if the wild fires are a single variable. If only we could control the climate, we would no longer have wild land fires. Realistically, there is no magic control knob on climate that we can control and which will reduce fire danger for decades to come.
There are concrete steps that can be taken immediately to reduce the threats of future wild fires – but politicians would rather blame climate change – which they do not control – because to acknowledge there are factors which they can control is to acknowledge that their leadership has failed.
A common mistake people make is to focus on a single variable in a multiple variable problem. In this case, the focus is on one variable that cannot be controlled in the near term, while ignoring other variables that can be controlled.