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17 minutes ago, Mark F said:

The Age, Australian newspaper.

 

 

"News Corp’s climate change shame

From next month, News Corp Australia will end its long-standing editorial hostility towards carbon reduction policies and advocate that the world’s leading economies hit net zero emissions by 2050.

 

 The Age’s Zoe Samios has written that columnists will not be muzzled but some will be expected to reframe their political arguments, though Sky News Australia boss Paul Whittaker said he was not aware of any plan to limit the views of dissenting conservative commentators. It’s a remarkable about-turn for a company that has for many years been a safe harbour for those peddling distortions of the truth about the warming of the planet. Somehow justified by a commitment to a ‘‘diversity of opinions’’, News Corp has supported, encouraged and amplified views that have repeatedly stymied any attempts by governments in Canberra to implement tough measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It has brought fringe opinion in and pumped it into the political mainstream, and it has ridiculed and taunted those, including in politics, who want stronger action. The rationale for the change is a well-kept secret, but News Corp insiders have indicated pressure from advertisers may have played a part. That theory played out this week, with the shift being welcomed by one of Australia’s largest advertisers, Coles, which has moved to position itself as the nation’s most sustainable supermarket."

 

"Another former News Corp executive who would only speak on the condition of anonymity suspected the decision was taken to remain relevant to metro and younger audience, saying “I doubt they will censor the extremities in their opinion writers, where deranged views will reign uninterrupted. It has little to do with anything other than spin and camouflage.”

Same thing is happening at Fox news. too late.  obviously momey related in some way.

the disgusting, repulsive Rupert Murdoch is the cause of much misery.

In pure, unadulterated irony, Fox news and network has mandated COVID double vaccination as a condition of continued employment. Murdoch is like a drug dealer, profiting from the ignorance and gullibility of people and caring not about the deaths and misery inflicted.

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17 hours ago, Tracker said:

In pure, unadulterated irony, Fox news and network has mandated COVID double vaccination as a condition of continued employment. Murdoch is like a drug dealer, profiting from the ignorance and gullibility of people and caring not about the deaths and misery inflicted.

I don't know if I find that funny or if it makes me angry. I'm kind of stuck on " really ? " If Fox is doing that maybe it's the beginning of a change in mind set down there. Although the cynical part of me thinks most Fox employees are already double vaxed and don't say or deny because they make alot of coin peddling their BS.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/climate-change-action-report-1.6176546

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Nearly every nation, including Canada, is coming up short — most of them far short — in their efforts to fight climate change, and the world is unlikely to hold warming to the internationally agreed-upon limit, according to a new scientific report.

Only one nation — tiny Gambia in Africa — is on track to cut emissions and undertake its share of actions to keep the world from exceeding the Paris agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5 C (2.7 F) of warming since pre-industrial times, the report said.

Only one industrialized nation — the United Kingdom — is even close to doing what it should to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases and finance clean energy for poorer nations, the Climate Action Tracker reported Wednesday.

Canada's actions were deemed to be "highly insufficient," along with Australia and China.

Canada's profile:

canada-profile-climate-action-tracker.jpg

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On 2021-09-12 at 7:17 AM, the watcher said:

I don't know if I find that funny or if it makes me angry. I'm kind of stuck on " really ? " If Fox is doing that maybe it's the beginning of a change in mind set down there. Although the cynical part of me thinks most Fox employees are already double vaxed and don't say or deny because they make alot of coin peddling their BS.

It's been reported for a while now that ****** (sorry tucker) Carlson was double vaxxed early.

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2 hours ago, blue_gold_84 said:

canada's profile:

Liberal ,party, conservative party, on this at least, not a dimes worth of difference. not sure the ndp would be any better.

 

Trudeau is all in on oil. early on, after becoming Prime minister,  he actually got an award from the oil imdustry

 

"The world leader who just this year talked about “phasing out the oil sands,” a massive petroleum exploration project in northern Alberta, will be receiving a major energy award in Houston Thursday night.

At what’s known as CERAWeek, event organizers will be honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his self-proclaimed ability to balance an energy-driven economy with environmental messages.

Trudeau is also slated to give the keynote address Thursday night and will be the first Canadian prime minister to do so.

Trudeau has run afoul of some of his closest environmental supporters in Canada when he approved two major oil pipelines within the last six months — including the cross-border Keystone XL line."

 

might as well have stephen harper, at least he was up front about it.

the worlds leaders cower before the oil industry.

 

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I think this is a big moment.

 

"Democratic leaders on the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent letters Thursday inviting the heads of key fossil fuel companies and lobbying groups to testify before the panel about the industry's contributions to climate disinformation in recent decades.

We are also concerned that to protect those profits, the industry has reportedly led a coordinated effort to spread disinformation to mislead the public and prevent crucial action to address climate change," the pair continued. They also expressed concern that such "strategies of obfuscation and distraction continue today," noting that "fossil fuel companies increasingly outsource lobbying to trade groups, obscuring their own roles in disinformation efforts."

 

common dreams

 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/16/dems-call-fossil-fuel-ceos-lobbyists-testify-about-climate-disinformation

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7 hours ago, Mark F said:

I think this is a big moment.

 

"Democratic leaders on the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent letters Thursday inviting the heads of key fossil fuel companies and lobbying groups to testify before the panel about the industry's contributions to climate disinformation in recent decades.

We are also concerned that to protect those profits, the industry has reportedly led a coordinated effort to spread disinformation to mislead the public and prevent crucial action to address climate change," the pair continued. They also expressed concern that such "strategies of obfuscation and distraction continue today," noting that "fossil fuel companies increasingly outsource lobbying to trade groups, obscuring their own roles in disinformation efforts."

 

common dreams

 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/16/dems-call-fossil-fuel-ceos-lobbyists-testify-about-climate-disinformation

I hope you're right that it will lead to something, but I'm extremely pessimistic at any effort to hold either big oil or organizations that spread disinformation accountable. There's so much money at stake and that money has bought a lot of friends over the years.

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1 hour ago, WildPath said:

I hope you're right that it will lead to something, but I'm extremely pessimistic at any effort to hold either big oil or organizations that spread disinformation accountable. There's so much money at stake and that money has bought a lot of friends over the years.

they do seem to have control.

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