Encouraging news from the Guardian today, based on a report from MediaMatters. Despite all the hype around the COP21 Paris climate conference in December, the airtime devoted to climate news stories by the US TV networks actually fell in 2015 compared with 2014. The only channel that substantially increased its coverage was Fox, which takes a mainly sceptical viewpoint. Apparently the “findings are stunning”.
Another mouthpiece of climate propaganda, Climate Home, also seems worried, saying that Climate change has dropped off the political radar, as global warming is “knocked off the front pages” by other issues. They also describe a “mini-exodus of key figures” including Figueres and Fabius. Are some of the rats deserting the sinking ship? In another of their articles they lament that “The EU is acting like last December’s Paris climate agreement never happened” by making no changes to greenhouse gas emission reduction targets post-Paris. Meanwhile in Canada, plans for emissions cuts are delayed, “as implementing tougher carbon cuts proves troublesome”.
There are also signs of pennies dropping with some parts of the Green Blob normally associated with relentless promotion of climate hysteria:
- As Geoff discusses here, Suzanne Goldenberg has written about a low-carbon dream turning into a ghost town.
- John Vidal says Climate change politics is blinding us to the devastating effects of dirty air.
- The Conversation has an article on the folly of “sustainable” wood chips from US forests.
Then there’s the news that Yale’s Climate and Energy Institute is closing.
Any other recent examples? And is all this “A sure sign of warmism in decline”, or is that just wishful thinking?
I forgot to mention a recent similar post at WUWT, The “long whimper” of failing climate alarmism.
Jo Nova picks up on this: “It’s panic stations over at Believer Central.”
The Daily Caller says Progressives Admit Global Warming Alarmism Is Fading