How the 'free' media dupe us on climate change

Cook, Jonathan

Date Written:  29/01/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22228

Commentary on a segment of Al Jazeera's programme The Listening Post on why climate scepticism persists only in what it terms the "Anglosphere media", that is, those in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.



The issue of climate change is revealing about the key role of the media - and why I keep banging on about it. Given the science, there really should be zero room for doubt about imminent climate meltdown. Our confusion and apathy exist only because they have been manufactured by the media in the face of the overwhelming factual and scientific evidence.

So if we are being duped by the Anglosphere's "free" media on climate change, where the facts are known and the consequences devastating for all of us, imagine how much easier it is to deceive us on other, less scientific matters - ones that occur far away and rarely touch directly on our own lives.
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