CBC’s one-sided coverage of the climate change debate
During the last two weeks or so we’ve had to listen to, watch and read a seemingly extra-concentrated onslaught of scaremongering global warming/climate change news served up by the mainstream media, probably meant to pave the way for greater public acceptance of the doom-gloom contents of the new report – AR5 – by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released today.
Listen to the March 31, 2014 CBC Radio One’s program The Current and you be the judge as to the degree of journalistic balance in its discussion of the IPCC’s AR5 (podcast).
The day before today’s release of the IPCC’s AR5 we finally lost it when, on the CBC’s program The Sunday Edition, host Michael Enright interviewed a Canadian professor at Harvard, David Keith, who is “fighting climate change with geoengineering” by looking at “shooting sulphur particles into the stratosphere to reflect the sun’s energy back to space” which he says could prevent or even reverse the man-made, CO2-caused global warming that he thinks is a proven, scientific fact.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada’s national taxpayer-funded broadcaster, had lately been noticeably more active in referencing the global warming alarmist news on many of its programs, and, for example, had various radio hosts reminding listeners to be sure to follow a useless dictate to turn off the lights and sit in North Korean-like darkness, or with dangerous candles and oil lamps, during the recent Earth Hour.
Whatever discussions take place on whichever CBC program, man-made global warming causing climate change creating a planetary catastrophe is always taken for granted as a given, indisputable fact.
So after hearing the segment on The Sunday Edition, we once again reached our own tipping point of too much of the CBC’s biased stance and immediately fired off a comment on the CBC’s The Sunday Edition website.
To date the CBC has not published it and would appear to have censored it. Our comment read as follows:
Enright claims: “There may indeed be broad agreement among scientists that climate change is happening, that humans are causing it, and that urgent action is needed to prevent a global disaster.” NO, NO, NO!
This is, once again, the CBC’s pure, simple-minded regurgitation of what the UN’s IPCC wants you to believe. The CBC at every turn, in every program, serves as one of the chief propagandists for the UN-driven scam of a fake planetary emergency. DON’T believe it. Do your own research. There is NOT “broad agreement” amongst scientists, check this out, for example – http://www.petitionproject.org/.
Canadians need to wake up and take a look at what are the actual, objective, scientific (not political) facts about the disproven theory of man-made global warming as the cause of “climate change.” Climate was always changing eons before Gore, Suzuki, CBC, et alia came along. Yes, CO2 levels have risen, but there has been no global warming for last 15 years. (Verify this for yourself.) The global warming/climate change hoax is designed to scare people into accepting an authoritarian global governance bent on impoverishing them and serves to unleash dangerously irresponsible and nutty ideas like the one talked about in this episode.
Before the world goes totally “climate change” mad, do your own research and resist the evil underfoot.
On its Content Submission Guidelines, the CBC says it welcomes comments:
We want your perspective. Probe, analyze, inform. Challenge, advocate, debate. Inspire, entertain, enjoy. Your contributions make our programming richer, the conversations more lively and diverse.
It seems, however, that the CBC does not want our “perspective” or “challenge” when it comes to its uneven handling of the climate change debate. This is not the first time we have written to the CBC about its one-sided coverage of the climate issue, previous to this always on a private basis, not on a website forum, but we have never received an acknowledgement or reply of any kind. The CBC has consistently failed to offer a balanced view of the debate, apparently choosing instead, like most of the mainstream media, to follow a policy to take man-made global warming as a given without question and to feature only guests and interviews of people who are clearly on the warmist/alarmist end of the spectrum.
We can expect the CBC and most of the mainstream media to report slavishly every dire thing that the new IPCC report contains, and to do that without question, analysis or opposing cogent viewpoint. Don’t anticipate any critique of how the IPCC actually arrives at its pronouncements (by fudging data) and exhortations (based on the UN’s Agenda 21), what it purports to be (a scientific body), and what it really is (a propagandist political body). If you want to understand any of that you have to read the heroic work done by Canadian Donna Laframboise who has written two books exposing the dishonesty of the IPCC and the people who run it.
Was our comment not published because it was in violation of the CBC’s standards? Let’s take a look at what they are. Excerpts from the CBC’s Content Submission Guidelines:
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Was our comment, while admittedly exasperated and frank, actually offensive and in violation of CBC submission guidelines to such an extent that it couldn’t, shouldn’t have been published?
You be the judge.
Gave up listening to CBC years ago and feel the better for it but thanks for submitting yourself to the torture to keep abreast of their intellectual and moral disintegration.
Refutations of the IPCC are legion. Here is a recent one
Thank you. This is an excellent analysis that should be required reading for every reporter, journalist, politician, teacher, climate consultant, climate NGO employee and donor, film and documentary maker, and any pundit, Nobel laureate, or celebrity who feels compelled to opine on the subject of climate change.
Actually, the media has given far too much time and credence to climate change deniers with no credibility or scientific expertise and no evidence to back up their position. CBC has no obligation to post ridiculous comments that fly in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence and are in fact based on false information. Anyone still denying the existence of man made climate change is either delusional or just being dishonest. What evidence can you point to that has somehow escaped 97% of scientists (and probably 100% of those not funded by energy companies?) You obviously have no idea how the process of science works, or you’d realize how foolish your commentary is. Rational people everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief that CBC didn’t publish this drivel.
You clearly haven’t done your homework. You might want to start with this – http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/05/30/global-warming-alarmists-caught-doctoring-97-percent-consensus-claims/