Seth Borenstein's Saturday dispatch at the Associated Press on how it "Doesn’t look good for Earth" if the United States under President Trump "quits" the 2015 Paris climate is about as fakey as fake news gets. It's also sloppy and inconsistent in its terminology, and misleading about the nature and timing of what former President Obama's pledge would require the U.S. to do — while letting expanding greenhouse gas emitters like China off the hook.
In the episode titled “Swept Away” of CBS’s Madam Secretary Sunday night, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) is planning a meeting with the Dalai Lama but is keeping it on the down low until China signs on to President Dalton’s climate change agreement – the Stockholm Protocol, which is described as "the moon shot of our generation."
The new original anti-business drama Incorporated premiered this week on the Syfy network. Produced by Hollywood lefties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, it’s a liberal polemic preaching about the dangers of eeeeevil multinational corporations, capitalism, and global warming disguised as trendy, futuristic, post-apocalyptic entertainment.
President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was "what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces and this is what this whole climate agreement signed by 190 nations and now ratified by 60 or so is designed to stop."
The Guardian’s latest installment of climate activism makes it seem more like a sad literary digest rather than a sad news outlet. And it brought in celebrities like actor James Franco to help.
In March 2015, The Guardian first launched its anti-fossil fuel campaign called “Keep it in the Ground.” The campaign, which began with a petition to pressure the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation into divesting from fossil fuels, blatantly violated journalism ethical guidelines by advocating for one side of an issue.
Associated Press (AP), the arbiters of style for journalism, issued new rules related to global warming and climate change coverage, infuriating liberal environmentalists.
Their anger stemmed from AP’s guidance which said to use the label “climate change doubters” or “those who reject mainstream climate science” when discussing those that do not accept man-made climate change, rather than “skeptics” or “deniers.”
As part of President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week to promote climate change, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News showcased investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s trek to Arctic Alaska ahead of Obama to meet “some of America’s first climate change refugees” due to rising seas near their villages.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, destroying homes, businesses, and claiming more than 1,000 lives. The networks saw Katrina as a harbinger of climate doom.
Hurricane Katrina was the 7th-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, the third-deadliest in US history, and the most expensive at roughly $108 billion (including economic impact,). That was more than twice as costly as Tropical Storm Sandy, which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012.
Tom Steyer’s concern for the environment and almost religious devotion to promoting green energy appear to be targeting another kind of green.
Steyer, criticized for the hypocrisy of having built some of his fortune on coal, is now connected to green energy companies that might benefit from his climate change activism.
Being out of lockstep with climate alarmism infuriates the left, including liberal online magazine editors like Salon Deputy Editor Peter Finocchiaro.
Finocchiaro lashed out at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, on July 10, with at least eight nasty names or adjectives including "goon," "loony," "buffoonish" and "marble-mouthed" because Gohmert had the audacity to say that Pope Francis had been taken in by global warming alarmists.
Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change with his encyclical, Laudato Si’, has resulted in some strange and “radical” alliances.
The Guardian (UK) reported on June 27 that the Vatican added pro Occupy Wall Street activist Naomi Klein to a growing list of activists for its upcoming environmental conference. Klein is an “ferocious critic of capitalism” and a “secular radical,” according to the left-wing Guardian newspaper.
The man who plays the Incredible Hulk is angry: “angry that we are still debating climate change,” angry about fossil fuel investment and more.
Using the far-left environmental website Grist on June 17, Mark Ruffalo leveraged his fame and popularity to rage about the supposed danger of fossil fuels, and pushed his goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. That goal was implausible at best, given the technological limitations, expense and intermittency of renewable sources. Of course, Ruffalo’s acting and directing has made him rich enough that higher energy bills wouldn’t hurt him too badly.