Friday, 27 September 2013
Media should stop wasting time on climate skeptics, while the planet burns
It is extraordinary that as the planet burns, large parts of the British media can continue to conduct this naval gazing exercise about whether global warming is happening or not. The so called climate skeptics continue to get a disproportionate amount of air time and news print for their views. The reason that their views have traction with the public is because they are convenient, no one wants to change their lifestyle, stop flying, driving everywhere etc. But if people want a future for their children and children's children then radical action has to be taken to tackle climate change. If the media have to cover climate skepticism, then examine exactly who backs and funds this lobby, namely the very industries that have most to lose from addressing climate change. Time to move on and forget about this particular vested interest.