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BBC Steps Up Project Climate Fear

June 3, 2020
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By Paul Homewood

 

You would have thought that with COVID-19 wreaking havoc around the world, economies collapsing and millions out of work, the BBC would find something more useful to write about than climate change!

But Harrabin and co obviously have not received the memo. Just in the last month, we have been bombarded virtually on a daily basis with their Project Climate Fear. No doubt they are worried that people suddenly have found they have real things to worry about!

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14 Comments
  1. June 3, 2020 10:52 am

    Makes one want to puke.

  2. dennisambler permalink
    June 3, 2020 10:58 am

    My link from the previous post shows the ongoing agenda. It is policy and all must join in.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/our-planet-matters-2020

  3. dennisambler permalink
    June 3, 2020 11:27 am

    I think this is their inspiration and working manual, from 2006, Labour think tank IPPR, a favourite of the Miliband brothers. It was written by a Market Researcher and a Journalist:

    Warm Words: How are we telling the climate change story and can we tell it better?

    Click to access warm_words_1529.pdf

    It promotes something called Semiotics: “Semiotics is an investigation into how meaning is created and how meaning is communicated.” i.e. propaganda.

    “The research found that the climate change discourse in the UK today looks confusing, contradictory and chaotic. For every argument or perspective, whether on the scale of the problem, its nature, seriousness, causation or reversibility, there is a voice declaring its opposite. The conclusion must be that the battle is not won: climate change is not yet an issue that is taken for granted.”

    Its recommendations have been followed ever since and not just by the BBC:

    “Treating climate change as beyond argument.”

    “Much of the noise in the climate change discourse comes from argument and counter-argument, and it is our recommendation that, at least for popular communications, interested agencies now need to treat the argument as having been won.

    This means simply behaving as if climate change exists and is real, and that individual actions are effective. This must be done by stepping away from the ‘advocates debate’ described earlier, rather than by stating and re-stating these things as fact.

    The ‘facts’ need to be treated as being so taken-for-granted that they need not be spoken.

    The certainty of the Government’s new climate-change slogan – ‘Together this generation will tackle climate change’ (Defra 2006) – gives an example of this approach. It constructs, rather than claims, its own factuality.

    Where science is invoked, it now needs to be as ‘lay science’ – offering lay explanations for what is being treated as a simple established scientific fact, just as the earth’s rotation or the water cycle are considered.”

    The quote marks around “facts” are theirs.

    Ed Miliband still works with IPPR, but his name has now disappeared from their list of “Commissioners”, even though he co-founded this new offshoot:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/30/green-new-deal-climate-change-social-transformation#maincontent

    IPPR Environmental Justice Commission
    https://www.ippr.org/environment-and-justice/commissioners/

  4. Neil Wilkinson permalink
    June 3, 2020 11:38 am

    I just watched the ‘Three Pioneers Who Predicted Climate Change’ video. Sadly, I think it communicates far better to someone with a laypersons understannding of CAGW than the Monckton / Seibt videos. Inaccurate, devious as well, but gets its message across far better

  5. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 3, 2020 11:45 am

    My pet O/T. At last – a call to ban instant BBQs – why has this stupidity been allowed to go on so long? Lots of wildfires so far this year caused by them.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-52894643

    These things are a guaranteed disaster – they get incredibly hot, you cannot put them in a bin (obviously), they are difficult to put out even with a total drenching, people leave them where they used them, as the charcoal burns to ash the tray becomes lighter and lighter and the wind can then easily blow the foil tray into the air and scatter the contents around. They are soaked in accelerant which causes an horrendous toxic plume of pollution that can be detected miles away and completely defeats the object of a walk in the fresh air.

  6. June 3, 2020 12:09 pm

    Good grief. When does the general public realize they are being tyrannized by provocateurs of fear? Especially when it is not correct.

    I rid my home of the local newspaper in 2002 and of TV in 2013. While listening to Rush Limbaugh for 3 hours each weekday, I hear the local news on the hour. In the evening, I follow certain people on YouTube and also see short segments of Tucker Carlson, etc. People have remarked how well informed I am and even seek out my advice…….

  7. mjr permalink
    June 3, 2020 12:12 pm

    during the forced (and unnecessary) idleness of lockdown i have been watching various tv. i started watching W1A on BBC iplayer. When i watched it first time in 2013 i thought it was satire.. Now it seems like documentary .
    And i have also been watching the first series of the Bill .. When the police were real coppers. Couldnt make it now .. to be be realistic it would have to have storylines about politically incorrect tweets or members of the public being arrested for being too close to each other .. which is not good tv..

    • Gerry, England permalink
      June 3, 2020 1:48 pm

      I have been watching Ashes to Ashes. Fire up the Quattro we have scumbags to catch! And it is amazing that the series was shown on the BBC – they would sh*t themselves if you presented them with it today.

      • June 3, 2020 4:28 pm

        I also watch the Bill, safe from modern life. Sadly climate change is increasingly creeping into current BBC soaps. It started in the Archers a while ago. Call me a sad moron but just to distract from real life I also watch Doctors, a daily TV soap, and surprise – the surgery is proposing a climate change campaign. There is of course no debate. So are all current TV soaps going to proclaim the message? Better to watch the old re-runs.

  8. PaulM permalink
    June 3, 2020 12:34 pm

    Joan, I find watching UK Column live (also on YouTube etc) does shine a bright light into
    all sorts of areas.

  9. June 3, 2020 2:12 pm

    When we are finally rid of the TV licence fee I would imagine Harrabin and all his ignorant cohorts will find themselves out of a job. Only when you are paid from an enforced levy on the public can you get away with all this drivel.

  10. June 3, 2020 2:31 pm

    Brainwashing to perpetuate the biggest con ever foisted on the human population of the world ! Look to Germany and Australia’s power woes since trying to run their countries on sunshine and breezes! Follow the money. Who has become millionaires/billionaires on the back of this cult?

  11. CheshireRed permalink
    June 3, 2020 3:29 pm

    You’re right first time, Paul.

    The Green Blob is terrified of being cut out of future policies and of missing out on that humungous pot of cash Boris has obligingly dangled.

    They’re also scared of losing public support, which has been instrumental in brining gullible politico’s onside via green propaganda that has shifted public opinion. If public fear of ‘climate change’ stays high politico’s will stay focussed on it. Simple as that.

  12. Stonyground permalink
    June 3, 2020 7:03 pm

    I’ve just got round to watching Planet of the Humans and found it interesting. Climate change and environmental armageddon are a given of course, but the demolition of the renewable energy industry is absolute. Right at the end Moore pins the whole problem on evil capitalists. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with governments hosing taxpayers’money at all these pie in the sky energy schemes could it? Without government money non of these environmentally disasterous ideas would have seen the light of day.

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