NBC and its affiliate networks have amped their climate alarmist coverage in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit to be held in New York later this month. Not to be outdone, Telemundo has weighed in.
Not only does Telemundo correspondent Vannesa Hauc close her report with a bit of fear-mongering, but watch as anchor Felicidad Aveleyra bookends the report with a call to action:
VANESSA HAUC: Would you say that we are in a climate emergency?
BOLIVAR CACERES CORREA, INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY, ECUADOR: I’d say it is. It is a climate emergency and we have to take it very seriously.
HAUC: The beauty of our natural world is evident as we approach the peak, as is its great fragility. If we continue to carry on this way before the end of this century, we will have lost a third of our glaciers. If the ice melts, the planetary climate balance will be put at risk. Vanessa Hauc, Noticias Telemundo.
FELICIDAD AVELEYRA: This is sad to see but we have to take action as we are able to do so, each one of us at home.
Aveleyra doesn’t specify what actions viewers are to take “at home”. Are they to eat less meat? Walk to work? It isn’t clear because the report, clearly crafted to instill fear of an imminent climate catastrophe, does not contain any substantive plans for remediation or practical suggestions for viewers other than "Do Something".
It turns out, though, that the “emergency” in the Ecuadorian Andes is not the result of recent human activity, but rather part of an ongoing cycle. Cáceres admits so much at the outset of the report, stating that the reduction in the ice caps has been going on for over 40 years. And yet Hauc and her team blow right by that critical piece of information in order to keep pumping climate fear amongst Telemundo’s viewers.
Perhaps Telemundo came to the realization that you aren’t going to get Hispanics to give up meat and embrace carbon taxes without first pumping fear-inducing propaganda under the guise of news. Otherwise, it is hard to justify a report such as this one making it to air.