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ITV’s Lorraine Show Caught Lying! Photoshops The Same Picture To Push For Climate Lockdowns

April 26, 2021

By Paul Homewood



WOW!! ITV’s Lorraine show have been caught red handed faking climate change propaganda!

  1. Lorde Late permalink
    April 26, 2021 6:34 pm

    It is getting harder to believe anything nowadays! I’m glad I dont watch the TV.

    • John Shewchuk permalink
      April 26, 2021 10:45 pm

      Agree completely. The day after the election we stopped watching the news too. I now get news from more reliable Internet sources (like this one). In one case I saw a news clip where Chuck Schumer accidentally got it right about climate change …

  2. April 26, 2021 6:50 pm

    The problem is the millions who do watch TV and are gullibly brainwashed by the output. The challenge is reaching those people to open their eyes.

  3. April 26, 2021 6:53 pm

    The point is made well enough to avoid the expletives – pity about those because they make you wonder about the veracity of the author.

    • Phil O'Sophical permalink
      April 27, 2021 1:23 pm

      Odd to question ‘the veracity of the author’, rather than the content which speaks for itself. I have been following his We Got A Problem shorts for a while and he always hits the nail on the head. I love the faux machine commentary. Yes, it’s coarse – often much worse than this one (you should hear what he calls Boris) – but lends a suitably derisory edge to the demolition of his targets. And perhaps it is suitable for his normal target audience.

    • Derek Colman permalink
      April 27, 2021 10:54 pm

      It’s his style which makes him stand out from the crowd. He projects a “bloke in the pub” persona which obviously appeals to a sector of society which is fed up with being lectured to by people with a posh accent. I’m actually subscribed to him because he is impartial . He hates both sides equally.

  4. William Birch permalink
    April 26, 2021 7:00 pm

    ITV utterly laughable

  5. Broadlands permalink
    April 26, 2021 7:22 pm

    I did not hear what this Lorraine woman actually said, but it is true that aerosol pollution was down because of the travel lockdown. It is the CO2 emissions that are supposed to be the chief pollutant, not exhaust aerosols. CO2 emissions were also down but the atmosphere didn’t notice it, nor could it captured in a photo. A new Mauna Loa record was made. This does not excuse any “fiddling”with the photos. It wasn’t necessary anyhow. And, of course, the economic devastation that the pandemic created is not exactly a billboard advertisement for further lower emissions as we recover from the pandemic.

    • In The Real World permalink
      April 26, 2021 8:26 pm

      During the lockdown , emissions did not decline in most cities , according to many recording sites around the world .
      This is because traffic is responsible for only a tiny amount of all emissions
      But a lot of these facts were hidden by the MSM .
      When a German Transport minister reported this on an online news channel , the program was made to disappear within 1 day .

      And the CO2 in the atmosphere was not affected in the slightest by the huge reduction in flying & every other form of transport .
      Because human produced CO2 is only a tiny part of the total ,the overall figure continued its slow natural rise .

      But all of these facts do not fit in with the Green agenda , so they have to make up stories to try to fool people .

  6. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 26, 2021 7:31 pm

    It’s probably more a case that they were duped by the person producing the pictures, and failed to carry out due diligence.

    The eco-fruits were desperate to prove the lockdown cleansed the air. Air quality (emotional blackmail – you’re poisoning children with your car etc.) became a central pillar of their strategy a few years back when the climate change angle failed to get much traction.

    As we know, aside from a few highly polluted industrial zones, there was slim evidence of improved air quality, even slimmer related to getting nearly all private cars off the roads in places like the UK. It in fact became clear other factors are far more important including natural sources and meteorology. Of all the commonly measured supposed air quality pollutants, only NO2 possibly declined in some places – but not dramatically.

    Desperate times for the fanatics wanting to take us back to the stone age to save us from ourselves, they were expecting a major propaganda coup.

    Of course much of the coverage from the BBC and other MSM desperately claimed a cleansing nonetheless, only slightly backtracking on PMs etc. belatedly.

    • Broadlands permalink
      April 26, 2021 8:01 pm

      Mr Grim (but not nasty)… With vehicle travel locked down there is little doubt that the air quality was cleaner and clearer because the exhaust aerosols were reduced in quantity and settled out. The cleaner air and clearer views were seen in many places, but maybe not all. CO2 cannot settle out. Nor can it be seen so we have invented CCS technology to attempt the impossible job of storing enough CO2 to affect the climate.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        April 26, 2021 9:47 pm

        I/we looked extensively at the data from several of the UKs monitoring stations in major towns, even on main roads. Sorry, but your belief is largely wrong. The situation was as I said above.

      • April 27, 2021 4:55 pm

        I think there might be anecdotal Confirmation Bias going on
        You notice that some days have no smog
        and put it down to lockdown
        And fail to realise that rain has just washed smog out.

  7. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 26, 2021 7:50 pm

    This story is widespread from residents supposedly in India and Pakistan etc. posting pictures in awe at the cleansing.

    I think what we are seeking is an orchestrated propaganda campaign.

    The posting comments are all similar and the claim ludicrous – how would this be the first time they were visible in 30 years – clearly nonsense, no matter how bad the pollution was, under certain weather condition all the pollution would be cleared out for a while.

    Of course these places do have horrendous pollution normally, ironically solvable with a modern fossil fuel powered electricity grid, and the ensuing economic prosperity that would allow them to buy modern ICE cars.

    • Broadlands permalink
      April 26, 2021 8:10 pm

      “The posting comments are all similar and the claim ludicrous…”

      Nobody has claimed it was the first time in thirty years. The claim is it was the result of pandemic related travel lockdowns. Obviously, there are many times locally where weather clears out aerosols. The propaganda was trying to conflate the aerosol cleansing with CO2 cleansing. That is what is clearly ludicrous.

  8. It doesn't add up... permalink
    April 26, 2021 8:05 pm

    I did find this chart

    but it is hardly conclusive. The weather can easily affect particulate levels, as we know when we get Sahara dust blown in on the winds: the air is cleared by a rainstorm.

    When you read of the sources of particulates in Kathmandu it is not obvious that there should be a big diminution from lockdown. It seems we can conduct a live experiment:

    Current levels are quite high – above the 2019 levels. They were even higher in the New Year:

  9. It doesn't add up... permalink
    April 26, 2021 8:59 pm

    I probably put too many links in my post which is doubtless hiding in the dubious folder.

  10. mjr permalink
    April 26, 2021 9:47 pm

    off topic – but super video of Sky News Australia’s Andrew Bolt taking the p out of Bidens recent climate conference and the guests. hilarious but also worrying

  11. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 26, 2021 10:45 pm

    For those that still need deprogramming after falling for the MSM story about the wonderfully cleansed air from the first lockdown, it was just the power of suggestion, and the coincidental arrival of an Arctic air mass that made it feel fresher.

    Here is data for a UK roadside air quality monitoring station on one of the busiest most congested bottlenecks in W.Sussex.

    Without looking it up, deduce the first lockdown dates from the period of cleansed air you think existed which is so obviously different before and after.

    Good luck with that!

  12. Jordan permalink
    April 26, 2021 11:45 pm

    Does anybody recognise the gentleman in the interview. The caption just says “Bristol”, and we don’t see moving images of the interview. In the short extract, the gentleman seems to be in the position of expert as he talks about “doing the science” and “nobody had seen that in living memory”, etc. Would be interesting to know who he is.

  13. Malcolm Skipper permalink
    April 27, 2021 12:02 am

    The clip is from “Lorraine” last Thursday on ITV. You can watch it here, after the first advert break:
    It is a preview of Attenborough’s new programme “The Year Earth changed”
    The gentleman is Mike Gunton, the senior executive of the BBC Natural History Unit.
    (The programme is only available until the 29th April)

    • Duker permalink
      April 27, 2021 4:15 am

      So the same picture scam is going to be used in Attenboroughs latest ? hes a well known for getting ‘the pictures to follow the story’ rather than the other way round.

  14. 1saveenergy permalink
    April 27, 2021 8:11 am

    Nice find Paul, should be ‘HEADLINE NEWS’ in all media …
    but it will be ignored or worse disappeared.

  15. Harry Davidson permalink
    April 27, 2021 9:25 am

    I wonder if they will do an apology. They should, if they want to retain a scintilla of credibility then they must, but who knows?

  16. April 27, 2021 2:16 pm

    Never mind lock down, climate liars and fakers should be locked up.

  17. Vernon E permalink
    April 27, 2021 3:38 pm

    I wish people on both sides of the question would stop referring to CO2 as a “pollutant” – it isn’t. Its the source of all life. At the rate the rain forests are being destroyed I think we should drive towards 3000 ppm, nearly ten times today’s level but the same as the carboniferous era when the great forests thrived that became today’s coal deposits.

    • April 27, 2021 4:47 pm

      As it happens you are the first here to mention CO2
      Although : Air pollution, plastics etc. are not climate issues
      they are Green issues, so all the times mixed up Greens, mix them up into Climate discussions
      I’ve heard that submarine CO2 is about 1,300ppm
      but AFAIK humans weren’t alive on the Earth when in was 3,000

      • April 27, 2021 4:50 pm

        My error others above did mention CO2 , but WordPress was only showing me the latest 15 comments so I didn’t see them.

  18. April 27, 2021 3:40 pm

    ITV didn’t do the fabricating
    It’s 2 frames from the trailer for Apple TV+ new original film Mar 29
    David Attenborough ‘The Year Earth Changed’

  19. April 27, 2021 3:41 pm

    Direct link to 40s into the trailer
    Hit spacebar immediately to pause
    0:40s “For the first time in a lifetime we can see the Himalayas”
    imageX without mountains

    0:41s imageX WITH mountains

  20. April 27, 2021 3:42 pm

    There are other issues/errors
    in the “Lockdown cleared Indian skies” narrative piece as well
    #1 She introduced it as Pakistan, it was India
    #2 It was last year on April 2020, for ONE day, not ongoing
    #3 It happened in 1998 as well
    #4 The activist guest said “see it’s Mother Nature saying I can’t breathe”
    apparently linking it to BLM

    • April 27, 2021 3:43 pm

      #2 It was last year on 3rd April 2020, for ONE day, not ongoing

      • April 27, 2021 4:34 pm

        Stewgreen – Who was the nodding-along muppet from Bristol?

      • April 27, 2021 10:30 pm

        Important point the BBC basically created the fake picture
        Lorraine’s guest was Mike Gunton,
        He’s Attenbrough’s normal producer and was executive producer on this production, even though it’s exclusive to Apple TV+
        Bio : Creative Director BBC NHU: Exec producer: Africa, Attenborough@90 etc.

        “The Year Earth Changed” is produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit,
        directed by Tom Beard, and executive produced by Mike Gunton and Alice Keens-Soper.”

      • April 27, 2021 10:46 pm

        People are tweeting at Gunton (date limited Twitter search)

      • April 27, 2021 10:33 pm

        @MalcolmSkipper, did mention Gunton a few comments up

  21. April 27, 2021 5:19 pm

    News article

    EXPOSED: Climate change documentary ‘The Year Earth Changed’ used photoshopped images
    The wildly popular climate change documentary “The Year Earth Changed”
    has now been *thoroughly debunked* by various sources,
    showing that, among other things, it used doctored images.

    * FFS overclaims like this doesn’t help our side
    So far we have 1 before image that is likely doctored.
    That’s all the article is about

  22. April 27, 2021 10:56 pm

    The CBS “news” show had a 5 minute segment
    It lays on the brainwashing very thick,

    .. I didn’t spot that particular image
    “news” ..It was basically a 5 minute advert for Apple’s Attenborough show

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