‘Modern methods of printing and advertising make it enormously cheaper to produce and distribute one newspaper with a large circulation than many with small circulations; consequently, in so far as the Press controls opinion, there is uniformity, and, in particular, there is uniformity of news.
Broadcasting is a new method likely to acquire great potency as soon as people are satisfied that it is not a method of propaganda.’ Bertrand Russell 1924
We are being fed a diet of Green pap by the BBC in programmes which masquerade as being on subjects entirely disconnected with climate but when you look closer are entirely shaped and aimed at pushing the climate change message. The BBC has become the ‘Soylent Corporation’ pushing dead theories rather than dead bodies.
Thanks to Wallygreenthinker who pointed this out.
Biologist Richard Mabey is given a BBC slot (perhaps fortunately on R3) to air his thoughts on weather…his thoughts on climate change are incidental but of vital importance…and they are his own…but conveniently reflect the BBC view …and as he says on his web site: ‘He writes for the Guardian, New Statesman and Granta, and contributes frequently to BBC radio.’ And yes, he is a constant contributor to the BBC.
Make of this what you will…but I can’t imagine someone with highly critical views on the climate change consensus being given such a platform to air their views:
‘This series hasn’t been about climate or its changes. It’s been a personal look at how we live with the weather that is our daily intimately experienced embodiment of climate….but if the climate itself is on the move then it becomes part of the story.
Only those with ideological blinkers or vested interests deny global warming is happening and that human activity has a major role in it…but I wonder if a similar kind of denial, a refusal to accept extremely uncomfortable likelihoods is blinkering those who believe we maybe able to halt it.
My own view, if I may be forgiven one last metaphor, is that we have a snowball’s chance in Hell of stopping it, at least in the short term.
The last 20 years have seen nothing but missed targets and repeatedly postponed agreements, politicians are so self interested, corporations too greedy, scientists barely able to grasp the complexity of what is happening and the rest of us, the buck passing public, too irrevocably wedded to our high consumption life styles.
But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying.
It would be good to think we could be mature enough as a species to pull this off. Yet I wonder if we could tolerate the authoritarian governance and the high risk engineering that would be necessary if we were to find a solution.‘
‘Only those with ideological blinkers or vested interests deny global warming is happening and that human activity has a major role in it’…that’s straight out of the ‘Harrabin Handbook of Green Propaganda’….. I’m sure there really is such a thing in existence which is handed over to anyone recruited by the BBC to talk in any way what so ever on subjects related to climate change….it will of course relay to them the essential ‘facts’ on climate…things to keep in mind as they write their scripts.
I like the part about the ‘believers’ also being in denial…but then he doubles back…it was all a cunning plan….he criticises the ‘believers‘ so the impression is that he must be ‘reasonable‘ and fair minded…so we can safely listen to him as he continues….we must keep trying to rein in CO2 and consumerism and indeed our sceptic natures…..or long term we’re all doomed.
So no change to the message then at all.
‘This series hasn’t been about climate change’….er…yes it was……This is just another of the BBC’s propaganda efforts inventing a programme theme that inevitably has some connection to climate change…which must be addressed.