Source: No Frakking Consensus
by Donna Laframboise
A few decades hence, it will seem as though 95% of today’s journalists were the recipients of lobotomies. Their ability to see beyond the press release in climate matters appears to be non-existent.
As I begin year six writing about climate change, my heart despairs. The central arguments haven’t changed much in half a decade. This year’s over-heated rhetoric, as activists ramp up for December’s Paris UN climate summit, faithfully echo 2009, when the Copenhagen summit was coming into view.
Then, as now, the media is failing abysmally at its core mission: giving the public useful information. Here in Canada, our government-funded news source, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), produced this headline last November: ‘Hottest year’ record likely for 2014 after warmest October. (more…)