Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Possibly Get Any Sleazier, the Return of Climate Porn, WMO Style

Watts Up With That?

Plus Obama’s Name-and-Shame Deal in a Different Light

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale

Climate Porn is the title of a February 21, 2007 article in Cosmos Magazine authored by Tom Lowe. He writes:

By doing what they do best, the media have taken hold of the climate change debate and placed it firmly in the public and political psyche. However, its predominantly gloomy spin does not appear to have had a significant affect on our day-to-day behaviour; for the majority of people it’s business as usual.

The alarming way in which climate change is presented to the public was referred to recently by a leading U.K. think-tank as ‘climate porn’. It has been described as unreliable at best and counter-productive at worst.

There are a number of papers on the counterproductive effects of promoting climate-related agendas with climate porn. And these are not papers written by skeptics. They’re by true-blue…

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