By Paul Homewood

In a post yesterday, I accused the media of giving up all pretence of objective reporting, and shamelessly blame every flood, heatwave, drought and storm on climate change.

There were a couple of examples yesterday:

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-07-31/tory-backbenchers-prepare-to-fight-cost-of-net-zero-greenhouse-gas-emissions?mc_cid=f91c4c1330&mc_eid=4961da7cb1

In an ITV report on Tory backbenchers rebelling against the cost of Net Zero, Deputy Political Editor brazenly claimed:

Then we had The Times leader stating that greenhouse gases were contributing to extreme weather events:

https://epaper.thetimes.co.uk/the-times/20210731/281552293898901

Mostly up until now, even the BBC has been careful to avoid saying this sort of thing outright, instead using the weasel words “while we cannot link any one event to climate change, scientists say…..”

But it is now apparent that the propaganda is being ramped up to a new higher level, in an attempt to intimidate the public, who are rightly worried about the direct cost to them of Net Zero policies.

Climate sceptics are accused of denying the “science”, yet it is the media now who are rejecting what the IPCC have been consistently saying – that extreme weather is not getting worse. There are no discernible trends in storms, floods, droughts, hurricanes or wildfires. Heatwaves may be slightly hotter than in the past, but equally extreme cold spells are a bit less cold.

Indeed, the whole idea that a tiny rise in temperature could transform our weather is utterly absurd.

The Times leader, by the way, goes on to recommend that developed countries massively increase their climate funding to the third world. Ethiopia, they claim for instance, alone needs $275 billion by 2030 to meet its green energy plans.

This, of course, is silly money. Maybe The Times would like to suggest which taxes we raise to cover such expenditure.

Ironically, on the same page, The Times is moaning about rising electricity prices. Yet they fail to mention that households are already paying over £400 a year to subsidise renewable energy, a figure which will continue to inexorably rise.

They also fail to explain that the rise in electricity and gas prices this year is largely due to carbon taxes, imposed by the UK and EU to push their climate agenda. Carbon taxes are expected to carry on increasing in years to come, putting further pressure on energy prices.

Perhaps somebody needs to teach the Times leader writer how to add TWO + TWO!

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August 1, 2021