The Role of the Media in Aiding and Abetting the Deceptions Seen in Climategate






From climate sceptic site WUWT:

The deception about global warming was only effective because of the aiding and abetting of the mainstream media.

Those most active in pushing the false information were exposed in the leaked Climatic Research Unit (CRU) emails. They represented very influential media outlets including The Guardian, The New York Times, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).


Enjoyed this quote:

“And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.”

Everybody knows information is power. Control of power through control of information has evolved, like everything else. Those with power needed a conduit for their version of information. In the global warming deception, they found a media willing to be the messenger. Instead of performing their original role of exposing and limiting power, they aided and abetted.


Can quite easily see Harrabin and his sidekicks motoring around with tommy guns gunning down the sceptics….he did after all admit a desire to punch Delingpole…or was it Booker?


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24 Responses to The Role of the Media in Aiding and Abetting the Deceptions Seen in Climategate

  1. Dover Sentry says:

    I’m tempted to leave a post. But previous ones vanish on the main thread. So I won’t 😉
    A geek is needed to put things right. But he’s likely to support climate change anyway…


    • Guest Who says:

      ‘But previous ones vanish on the main thread’

      This can be frustrating, and certainly leaves lonely orphans at times.

      Still, it seems more down to glitch than policy(though a Flokker did brag about a DoS attack succeeding, perhaps knowing something possibly better left unmentioned); hard to see the owners and editors of this free forum being too thrilled.

      Compare then with certain well-funded BBC-hosted threads, where management intervention has lead to entire obliterations of genuine, heartfelt contribution, and on occasion seen the entire page vanish.

      One free and coping with gremlins; the other paid and with deliberate censorship and mass collateral removal mandated from on high.

      Which is the more trustworthy and transparent?


  2. The Old Bloke says:

    First there was the Stevenson Screen, placed in areas of unaffected control and uniformly calibrated across the globe. Then there was digital measuring equipment, uncalibrated and found to give differing temperatures within a few yards of each other and put anywhere you like, then there came satellite measurements which tell us what exactly and to what level of accuracy? Good enough for the warmists I suppose.


    • Old Goat says:

      Many Stevenson screens are still in place, and regularly used for data. However, urbanisation has crept up on them, and what used to be an area of “unaffected control”, now sees them surrounded by roads, vehicles, runways, air conditioning units, and other industrial plant and paraphernalia. Little wonder the data is exaggerated, and downright wrong.


  3. Fred Sage says:

    Last night there was an advert for Save the children asking for £5 to save the polar bears showing a poor bear on a small chunk of ice looking sad. It told us the population of bears was seriously depleted because of global warming. That old lie was outed years ago and that the population of bears is actually increasing. Gobbles would be very impressed.


    • Old Goat says:

      Save the Children? Having conned us out of our money for poor, forlorn looking actors children every evening, are you saying they are now collecting for poley bears?

      Do you get a free cuddly bear, and a monthly “handwritten letter” from your adopted bear, saying “thank you – please send some more”?

      Or am I being too cynical…


      • Bob Nelson says:

        I think it is the WWF. Their current fund raising ad goes on about declining polar bear numbers and also the huge danger to penguins due to ‘melting sea ice’, completely disregarding the record levels of sea ice in the Antarctic. They are effectively trying to obtain money under false pretences.


        • Fred Sage says:

          Yes you’re right Bob it was for WWF. I didn’t get it right because I was crying.(with anger)


  4. NotaSheep says:

    This morning the ‘science is settled’ BBC are telling us that ‘UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break records’. I can’t even be bothered to fisk their article.


    • Jazznick says:

      That’s right. After the Minoan Warming, The Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period we now have the Club of Rome Warm Period.


      • Bob Nelson says:

        The CAGW edifice is crumbling. Record Antarctic sea ice, Arctic sea ice recovering to a ten-year high, signs of a recovery of the Greenland ice sheet and, whatever they say, reducing or flat-lining extreme weather events means they are running out of time. Lima now and Paris next year may be their last chances and they know it. There will be lies, misrepresentations and exaggerations aplenty over the next year and the BBC will be at the propaganda vanguard, I have no doubt.

        They are losing, though.


    • Guest Who says:

      This latest jolly has seen the various campaign divisions coordinating like good ‘uns… NGOs, charities (a great twitter exchange over the weekend with some young BFFs rather irony-free planning their social catchups from hub terminal to coffee shops in the host spring break city)… plus of course the BBC.

      This morning’s World News FaceBook threads were a rich seam of disaster coming soon, but not soon enough to avoid boarding the next 777 to more clement climes for a chinwag.

      It was also interesting to note how crafty the BBC social media guys are to prep the threads these leave open.

      BBC World News shared a link.
      7 hours ago
      UN climate talks are set to begin as soaring global temperatures break records

      First comment:

      Mary O’Neillcue the climate change deniers any second now…
      Like · Reply · 8 · 7 hours ago

      Not actually saying anything on topic, but surely defining how things ‘should’ proceed in debate. Rather ironically, her comment mostly attracted more like her.

      BBC World News shared a link.
      12 hours ago
      Heatwaves are on the rise in #Australia, prompting a rethink of how the country lives, works and plays in the sun.

      First out the traps…

      Daniel Bracho Roberti 3…2….1… Climate Change deniers here they come
      Like · Reply · 42 · 12 hours ago

      It’s almost like they are primed to try and ensure that what follows, follows the narrative.

      Now, as we seem to have some duty Flokkers poised, let’s see if they can be tempted by such techniques too….


  5. In the Real World says:

    One of the leading IPCC politicians admitted that their aim was to take money from the rich countries & give to the third world . [ See UN agenda 21 ]
    A big step is this program was supposed to have taken place at Copenhagen during the 2009 meetings , but just before then was when the original CLIMATEGATE E Mails were released .
    The impact of the E Mails [ althought the MSM & especially the BBC tried to play them down ] was that the politicians had to step back a bit from their original plan .
    So with the BBC & other left wing media still keeping up their Global warming propaganda before another IPCC meeting , will we see another release of E Mails showing how the paid scientists have been lying to make up stories to fit the political agenda


  6. patrick healy says:

    If our good readership has any spare time —– there is an hilarious piece over at http://www.Joanne
    It tells of a daft Aussie ex chief scientist who predicted that the world would end this coming Thursday.
    As I am a bit busy just now, could one of you kind folks ask her if she could make that after tea, as I am golfing on Thursday morning. Thanks a lot.


  7. The Old Bloke says:

    Hi Patrick, your link works when all the letters are joined up and pasted into your browser. Good link, and strangely enough I was only viewing this web site for the first time over the weekend.
    To back up what their Chief Scientist was saying, remember this from the same date stamp, in this country by a well known member of the Royal Family:


  8. The Old Bloke says:

    I often wonder how many of those Stevenson Screens were removed and replaced by those digital weather reporting stations? I also wonder of just how many reporting stations were relocated to a lower altitude, afterall, the lower the location the warmer the temperature. dT/dx. Funny how all the record Temps, in the U.K. (as reported by the Met Office) happen in towns at sea level.


    • starfish says:

      Relocations and other gerrymandering is recorded in detail on WUWT

      There has been a trend away from siting stations in areas that might record tru temps and towards those areas where increases in temp are likely (urban heat island, temperate latitudes, etc), then the ‘models’ complete with homogenisation algorithms complete the job

      Easy – upward trend where none exists


      • TigerOC says:

        There was a very detailed report on this by a scientist which I booked marked but cannot find now.

        He gave the international standards on how weather stations should be sited. 30m away from any object especially paved areas, if I remember correctly.

        Then he located many important weather stations and examined how they measured up to this requirement. One of the weather centres was in Norway at a suburban airport. The station was sited next to a taxi-way from the main runway. Nice one! Temperatures not only affected by the concrete taxi-way next to it but the jet wash from passing planes. There were many such examples with special reference to putting them next to tarmac or concrete paths. His sample revealed that 80% didn’t comply.


  9. Guest Who says:

    ‘Coinciding with the launch today of the Lima climate conference, the BBC has an article about a heatwave in Australia. The content is largely uninteresting apart from the revelation that the heatwave in question ended last week.

    So why are they reporting it now? Presumably because of the Lima conference. If so it’s yet another clear example of the BBC operating as a campaigning organisation on environmental matters.

    Well, that settles that.

    As to adding Wendy to the BBC’s growing roster of new, unidirectionally-qualified recruits, maybe a question for JonDon’s Q&A?

    Meanwhile the comments remain as interesting as the editorial.

    A rich if often depressing seam of how the BBC treats science, reporting, and meritocratic hiring tasks.


  10. johnnythefish says:

    Never any context from the BBC and its fellow purveyors of The Hysteria Formerly Known As Man-Made Global Warming:

    Context like this, for example:

    ‘Through studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence, researchers have documented multiple droughts in California that lasted 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years — compared to the mere three-year duration of the current dry spell. The two most severe megadroughts make the Dust Bowl of the 1930s look tame: a 240-year-long drought that started in 850 and, 50 years after the conclusion of that one, another that stretched at least 180 years. ‘

    The BBC bias-deniers also have a lot to answer for. But no doubt they too will still be raging against ‘climate change’ and the evil CO2 even as their candles flicker and hypothermia sets in whilst politicians and scientists skate merrily by on the frozen Thames safe in the knowledge their Islington homes are warm and welcoming thanks to the personal diesel-powered generators they had installed the day the very last coal-fired power station in the UK was detonated, Dibnah-style.


  11. Richard Pinder says:

    An interesting week ahead: I hear that a lot of organisations such as supermarkets and even councils are preparing for a severe cold spell, it seems from next week. This seems to be a response to the Weatheraction forecast, not the Met Office forecast.
    Its interesting because until the end of the week, anyone following the loony left-wing ideology of the carbon induced long range weather forecast of the Met Office would be in a distinct disadvantage.

    From my limited knowledge of Weather from Space: Is that a solar storm is due to hit the Earth from tomorrow, conditions are good for a Sudden Stratospheric Warming, causing the upper-tropospheric winds to slow, become stationary, reverse and or change direction. I think Piers Corbyn then looks at past weather records for a correlation patterns, including past positions of the Moon in its 19 year Metonic cycle.


  12. DICK R says:

    A calender year is a fraudulent measure to use , it includes the entire summer of one year and the late winter of one year and the early winter of another.
    An area of low pressure with south easterly winds in February or March can give a mild spell after a bitingly cold December and January.
    Likewise a mild November can equally distort the figures .