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Climate Propaganda Collaboration

September 22, 2019

By Paul Homewood


h/t Dennis Ambler


Just another climate scare from Nature!



Bruno Rodriguez is only 18, but he has seen enough in his time on Earth to know that he must to do something for the planet. Inspired by the student climate strikes in Europe, he founded Youth for Climate Argentina in his home country. The group drew more than 8,000 demonstrators to the national congress in May, and its leaders worked with senators to pass a resolution on 17 July, declaring a climate emergency.


Bur right at the bottom of the article, we see this:



So, what is this Covering Climate Now?


There isn’t much that focuses the mind like a deadline. Just ask any journalist, or indeed anyone working for a government. The story of politicians and climate change is partly one of decision makers putting off hard choices. But that can’t go on for much longer. As zero hour approaches, there can be no more kicking of climate cans. The time to act is now.

That’s why Nature has joined Covering Climate Now, a collaboration between the world’s media organizations. For one week, starting on 15 September, Nature and more than 250 other outlets — with a combined audience of more than one billion — have committed to a week of intensive climate coverage (scroll down to see a list of our coverage, which will be updated throughout the week).


If you’re wondering why we have been bombarded with climate scare stories in the last week, it is the result of deliberate conspiracy.

Mind you – we seem to be bombarded every week!

  1. James L. Neill permalink
    September 22, 2019 10:36 am

    Hasn’t there or isn’t there a major “climate conference” somewhere at the moment too?

  2. jack broughton. permalink
    September 22, 2019 10:42 am

    The “i” have been giving full page spreads to articles from this 1984-esqe organisation with no allowance for debate. Tom Bawden is given free-rein every day to write total nonsense as part of the co-ordinated attempt to brainwash the population. Hopefully, the silenced voice of the deniers is still being heard and the evidence that the world is not changing dramatically is being noticed.

    The great British meja are encouraging the organisations like ER and will be the first to be shocked if they turn to violent action … almost inevitable with fantatics.

    The old Humbert Wolfe poem is so true:
    You cannot hope to bribe or twist,
    thank god, the British journalist.
    But, seeing what the man will do
    unbribed, there’s no occasion to,

  3. Pancho Plail permalink
    September 22, 2019 10:50 am

    Like the oceans, their rise will be insignificant.

    • September 22, 2019 3:45 pm

      Someone should point out to the climate “strikers” that the annual rise of the oceans is an order of magnitude lower than the growth in height of a human child.

      Indeed if a boy grew from zygote to full size (175 cm) at the same rate as sea level rise (3 mm/y), it would take him 500 years to achieve full stature.

      • John permalink
        September 22, 2019 11:56 pm

        Stop with the 3mm/y nonsense.
        NASA, under their title Vital Signs of the Planet show a graph with a flashing red dot and a figure to panic over (usually 3mm plus), it’s a satellite measurement which only started in 1993 it should not be confused with tide gauge data.
        The graph below that one is tide gauge data, 133 years squashed into a graph the same size as the satellite graph. From the 1950s it shows an uptick in trend, which is entirely due to adjustments and yet, it still shows an average 1.7/1.8mm/yr. sea level rise.
        Oddly NASA don’t mention this or show a flashing panic dot, they don’t even update it.

        NOAA/PSMSL tide gauge measurements still show as they have for a hundred years or more a rate of global sea level rise of 1.7-1.8mm/yr. and there are studies which show this figure is too high.

      • September 23, 2019 12:03 pm

        I also prefer the tide gauges over the satellites, since they are physical measurements of the sea level where people actually live. I also think the satellites are running too fast because of the obvious mismatch between the two.

        However, I used 3 mm/y here because that is the most that the protesters can claim. (They may claim imminent accelerations, but that is entirely unsustainable in my view.)

  4. bobn permalink
    September 22, 2019 11:05 am

    Its snowing in Australia, but no ones reporting actual weather.

    • September 22, 2019 4:24 pm

      Early snow in Sweden already
      .. apparently

      • Philip Mulholland permalink
        September 22, 2019 6:41 pm

        Possibility of snow for the Scottish Highlands at the end of this month.
        Ventusky Monday 30th September

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        September 23, 2019 11:43 am

        I believe there’s been early snow in the US too.

  5. Tony Budd permalink
    September 22, 2019 11:07 am

    Still, look on the bright side: at least the school run is now totally banned (by the kids), and even without Boeing’s and Thomas Cook’s help there will be no more holiday flights abroad or international climate or other conferences flying in several thousand people worldwide.

  6. dennisambler permalink
    September 22, 2019 11:24 am

    There are 170 listed here, but they don’t include the “scientific” journals such as Nature, Physorg and others that have jumped onto this bandwagon. The Lancet is there.

    The Guardian unsurprisingly is listed as “Lead Partner”. The BBC is not listed, but then they don’t need to be, their output is probably the template.

  7. Gamecock permalink
    September 22, 2019 11:36 am

    ‘Act now and avert a climate crisis’

    Which one?

    We are told we are already in a climate crisis – “climate emergency.” So if we face crises, and ‘avert a climate crisis’ is clearly future, which one are they talking about? For trillions of dollars and killing off billions of people, they need to be more specific.

    ‘Extinction Rebellion, a movement that organizes non-violent civil disobedience, and explains why direct action is now the only solution.’

    Nature joins more than 250 media outlets in backing XR. Criminal action is justified. Democracy doesn’t matter. ‘As zero hour approaches.’ Anything is justified. Sig heil!

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      September 22, 2019 3:43 pm

      I’m trying to resolve the dichotomy that has Tommy R’s group closing roads and ports in furtherance of their politics and XR doing the same: which group will the police and politicians go for and prosecute?

      • Jon Scott permalink
        September 22, 2019 7:25 pm

        I think we both know the answer before TR even crossed his doorstep the Rozzers would feel his collar….. as for ER they need to bring baby wipes becoth they thqueam and thqueam and thqueam until they are thick.

    • George Let permalink
      September 23, 2019 4:22 pm

      Which One?
      The one where the scam unravels.

  8. Graeme No.3 permalink
    September 22, 2019 11:52 am

    This Extinction?

    Already too Late: Dire Famine Forecast by ’75
    Salt Lake Tribune 17 Nov. 1967 Professor Paul Ehrlich said the coming ice age will cause droughts. Oil will run out in 10 years. The “times of famine” are upon us, and will be worst by 1975. Ehrlich said “the world food supply cannot feed the expected 2½ billion people expected. It is totally impossible in practice. By 1975 cannibals will roam the Mid West.
    Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
    Canada and Northern USA will be unable to grow wheat. Canada will become depopulated.

    ‘No End in Sight’ to 30-Year Cooling Trend
    Source: New York Times, January 5, 1978
    Armadillos are moving South. People from northern USA should follow. So those with the brains of an armadillo should follow the advice of the NY Times (or The Guardian)?

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      September 22, 2019 3:45 pm

      Well done, That’s a save.

  9. September 22, 2019 12:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  10. September 22, 2019 1:11 pm

    I was excommunicated from ‘The Conversation’ mths ago & ALL my previous posts removed …for showing NASA data proving climate has always changed but disproving the CACC claims in a British ‘Conversation’ article; so I must be a very dangerous person !

    I note the latest pronouncement…
    “This article is part of The Covering Climate Now series
    This is a concerted effort among news organisations to put the climate crisis at the forefront of our coverage”

    (The Conversation Australia has also joined more than 170 other media outlets in an initiative called Covering Climate Now, co-founded by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation. The idea is to provide a single week of dedicated high quality coverage of climate change ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23)

    And don’t you just love the
    “Academic rigour, journalistic flair” in their title banner & the
    “We believe in the free flow of information” box.

    Regarding academic integrity,
    James Cook University is again trying to stifle debate in the Peter Ridd debacle ! read this update –

    Give what you can … But tell everyone about it… cos you wont see it in the MSM.

  11. September 22, 2019 1:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  12. JimW permalink
    September 22, 2019 1:39 pm

    There are a few very very rich people , mainly in the US, bankrolling this.
    They include a certain Hungarian person living just north of Boston, and a lady of jewish banking descent who hated her father so much she would spend billions on anything he would have despised.
    They are joined by some others who have skin in the game, who want state/govt backing for renewable investments, including one who is desperately trying to get Democrat nomination.
    Follow the money, follow the money.
    They are so absurdly rich they can change your and my lives by influencing the people who determine our lives. Ultimately they are laying the ground for new ‘feudalism’.

    • Gamecock permalink
      September 22, 2019 2:37 pm

      Exactly, Jim. It isn’t about the environment.

      Socialist global government is a hard sell. Much easier to sell global heating climate crisis catastrophe.

    • dennisambler permalink
      September 22, 2019 5:48 pm

      The guy just north of Boston is also funding the anti-Brexit campaign.

  13. Sheri permalink
    September 22, 2019 3:28 pm

    My comment was eaten by cyberspace, twice. Or maybe moderation has it. Sigh.

  14. Thomas Carr permalink
    September 22, 2019 3:50 pm

    Since when did good news sell copy? Since when did the late teen and early 20s student cohorts accept that their parents’ understanding of world issues was better than theirs . Who could resist a day off school instead of having to turn out on a Saturday to protest?

  15. Derek Reynolds permalink
    September 22, 2019 4:03 pm

    There has been a protest demonstration today in St Albans over the drying up of the River Ver. I have a sister-in-law who attended, she is also an XR campaigner. “The poor fish – RIP”. The Ver is a chalk stream, a ‘Winterbourne’, that does occasionally dry up, though for the past few decades it has flowed. Is this drying up completely something new – due to climate change? Well, when St Alban was taken to his execution place by the Abbey, he walked along the dried up bed of the River Ver, this was in the 3rd or 4thC AD.

    Certainly more borehole water extraction has taken place, but that’s nothing to do with any change in the climate, more to supply a greater demand for water – a valuable resource, for which there is too great a demand. But dry up it does from time to time.

    • September 22, 2019 5:44 pm

      Is that a cherrypick of just ONE river
      and just one section of it ?
      There could be local reasons why it is lower than expected this year, independent of rainfall.

      • Derek Reynolds permalink
        September 22, 2019 6:01 pm

        That’s correct. But not so much ‘cherry picked’, just that the silly-in-law sent us an image of her shenanigans today.

      • bobn permalink
        September 22, 2019 11:15 pm

        Most springs ebb and flow with the climate cycles. I have springs that flow from my hillside for 7 of 10yrs then fade (drying period now like in 2002-5 when dried up, but they were a wet bog 07 to 14). Its called climate cycles, shortest being the 11yr solar cycle. I like it when the springs dry up and I can drive through. In five years they’ll be boggy again as usual and i’ll have to put the walkways back – again!

  16. Jackington permalink
    September 22, 2019 4:26 pm

    Try telling the Argentinians they must stop eating red meat – ha ha – that’s the end of their economy; never mind the end of their staple diet.

  17. September 22, 2019 4:26 pm

    Climate change: Impacts ‘accelerating’ as leaders gather for UN talks
    By The Holy Father : Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

    “…The WMO says carbon-cutting efforts have to be intensified immediately.”
    … cherrypicking the most alarming expert org

    “…The climate statement is a pull-together of the latest science on the causes and growing impacts of unprecedented levels of warming seen in recent years.”
    .. There is no evidence of them being “unprecedented”
    cos we don’t know what happened in 99.99% of history

    “Recognising that global temperatures have risen by 1.1 degrees C since 1850,
    the paper notes they have gone up by 0.2C between 2011 and 2015…”
    Cherrypicked dates

    h/t @MarkHodgson

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      September 22, 2019 4:53 pm

      I was just coming in with that same story — 0.2° between 2011 and 2015. No mention of course about how it is possible accurately to measure the world’s temperature to 0.2 of a degree (or at all, come to that: “global average temperature is not a useful metric” – J. Hansen) nor any indication of what it might have done since!

      Wasn’t there some sort of significant weather event in 2015? An Il Nono, or something? Or am I confused?!

      • Derek Reynolds permalink
        September 22, 2019 6:12 pm

        “Don’t be confused . . .”
        Well, the 2015 El Nino. One website reports:

      • Phoenix44 permalink
        September 23, 2019 11:48 am

        It is sheer fantasy to claim that the average global temperature (a wholly made up concept) is accurate to that level. It can’t actually be accurate as it’s a wholly made up concept. But none of the components used to calculate it are that accurate, non of the adjustments are that accurate, and the averaging int his case – despite the claims – does not improve its accuracy..

    • dennisambler permalink
      September 22, 2019 6:55 pm

      “the paper notes they have gone up by 0.2C between 2011 and 2015.”

      On that basis and using the scientific method of the IPCC, then we are now 1.5 deg C over pre-industrial temperatures, game over, we’re really doomed.

  18. September 22, 2019 4:51 pm

    Mark’s namesake drew my attention to a thread exposing XR

    • Jackington permalink
      September 22, 2019 6:36 pm

      Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw R Colvile on channel 4 news Friday night putting his case to Matt Frei and C Lucas – a breath of fresh sense.

  19. swan101 permalink
    September 22, 2019 5:12 pm

    Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

  20. songhees permalink
    September 22, 2019 6:39 pm

    Dr Tim Ball – Historical Climatologist
    Book ‘The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science’.
    Book “Human Caused Global Wa rming”, ‘The Biggest Deception in History’.

    BREAKING – Dr. Tim Ball wins @MichaelEMann lawsuit – Mann has to pay

  21. Vernon E permalink
    September 22, 2019 6:59 pm

    Mike Jackson as usual hits the spot. What is a global temperature that is so exact that changes to it can be measured to tenths of a degree? Is it the average between the poles and the equator? Or the average between China and Canada in winter and summer? Utter nonsense all of it. Incidentally, the same applies to sea levels, despite the acccuracy claimed by the satellites. “Sea Level” is an imaginary concept. Tidal ranges and variations are different all over the oceans (but, I concede, predictable – hence tide tables; do the claimants take all these complex variations into account in arriving at 1.3 mms per tear?)

    • john cooknell permalink
      September 22, 2019 9:34 pm


      Ordnance survey have been monitoring mean sea level for over 100 years, there is nothing to get alarmed about.

      Finally, a UK-average value for the long term climate change component of MSL change, estimated from a comparison of tide gauge and geological rates at a number of UK sites, was added to make the time series in (b). This average long term trend is estimated as 1.4 ± 0.2 mm yr−1 which is slightly lower than the 1.7 mm yr−1 consensus value for global sea level change over a similar period.

    • Gamecock permalink
      September 23, 2019 2:22 pm

      “Utter nonsense all of it.”

      Not all. Most of it. The U.S. satellite system launched in 1979 does provide a reasonably derived global temperature measurement. As they have calibrated its measured temps with weather balloon data, it may well be accurate to within one decimal point.

      Other than that, it’s just pretend that we know GMT, past or present. Certainly before 1979
      we know only gross generalities. Use of decimal points on global data before 1979 is utter nonsense, as you say. And sourcing for contemporary data is mandatory, too – if its source is not the NOAA satellite system, it is junk for GMT. 200,000,000 square miles of earth, and Man is NOT in most of it.

  22. Jon Scott permalink
    September 22, 2019 7:19 pm

    What is so shocking to me is that they do not even stop to think for one moment that there is NO hard data to support the assertion they are collaborating about. It is just incredible.STOP!….. think…… NO group of people do this unless 1. It is true….no empirical data to support the assertion that man emitted CO2 has any part to play in the warming since 1830 so there is no hard evidence. 2. You are motivated by auturism…… NO sorry do not buy that one….3, Ideology….well fine but that needs money and 4….Money…… now THAT needs an ideology!

  23. Huw Thomas permalink
    September 22, 2019 7:57 pm

    I fear that the rational side in this war of words is being defeated. We are faced with a massively well funded and well organised campaign of scaremongering propaganda. Even the Brexit party have fallen for it! There is no longer any debate about the science or the “solutions” in the mainstream media, particularly the taxpayer funded BBC. The voices of doubt and reason have largely gone and I think that the propaganda war will be lost unless the sceptics develop a new strategy to confront this tsunami of misinformation from the green cult. Any ideas anyone?

    • September 22, 2019 10:10 pm

      Warmists will have a problem they can’t hide if seasonal polar sea ice numbers start going up in the next few years.

      • Stonyground permalink
        September 23, 2019 7:50 am

        That is my take on all this too. We have reality on our side and that is impossible to ignore in the end. Also, isn’t this tsunami of misinformation, as you so aptly put it, a clear sign of desperation? They are losing the argument against reality and they know it. Not only that but the even more desperate total climate meltdown within twelve years claim is going to come back and bite them on the arse in 2021, isn’t it just.

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        September 23, 2019 8:08 am

        Grand solar minimum. How I will laugh.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        September 23, 2019 7:25 pm

        I was looking at a graph the other day (Notrickszone I think) that demonstrated the main Arctic warming cycle, assuming it does repeat, I think we will all be dead or sat around narrating to the survivors like the script of Mad-Max, how the climate lunatics destroyed civilization.
        It will be 30-50 years to be sure. Extrapolating a guess from the curve’s shape, Arctic Ice levels could be stuck around current levels for another 15 years at the least.

  24. john cooknell permalink
    September 22, 2019 9:28 pm

    Most of our planet is permanently cold (< 5 °C) and uninhabited by humans. The reason for this is that more than 70% of Earth is covered by seawater, mostly deep ocean, of which two thirds has a remarkably constant temperature of approximately 2 °C.

  25. Athelstan. permalink
    September 22, 2019 11:40 pm

    Nearly 10 mill’ hits Paul.

    Well done mate, all good things are, almost go unnoticed but insofar as life and in the greater scheme of things and incontestably count immensely..

  26. Gerry, England permalink
    September 23, 2019 1:54 pm

    Hopefully in just under 12 years when we are all still here, but most likely a lot colder, these morons will f**k off. Bit of an own goal setting a date for the end of the world that is not far away. Usually everything is when most us will have passed on.

  27. Curious George permalink
    September 23, 2019 5:05 pm

    Hitler had an even better control of media.

  28. Eoin mc permalink
    September 23, 2019 7:34 pm

    Henceforth Extinction Rebellion should be re named Extinction Rabble. Including the pitiful St Greta.

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