A new, year-end fact-checking report has revealed that those dastardly — and extremely annoying — “climate alarmists,” along with corporate mainstream media outlets, put out a series of claims concerning man-made climate change that “clashed with reality and science,” a piece published by Fox News Digital said.
“The Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Heartland Institute, the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, and the International Climate Science Coalition recently presented the ‘Climate Fact Check 2022’ report, which argued that members of the media pushed false stories that human-related climate change was directly responsible for natural disasters,” writer Candace Hathaway stated in a report for TheBlaze.
“Climate alarmists and their media allies once again made a slew of claims about natural disasters being caused by manmade emissions in 2022,” the report stated. “And once again, these claims clashed with reality and science.”
The fact-check report debunked a number of climate-related claims that were published by leading media news outlets like the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Hey, this is something the vast majority of us with a modicum of common sense have been screaming from the rooftops for years now. The science behind how much of an influence mankind has over climate change is far from settled, despite the narrative pushed by the left.
You have to remember, guys, the radical left wants to gain as much control over the means of production as possible in order to aid them in redistributing wealth. We live in a capitalist nation, despite the many in-roads socialism has made into our system. Thus, the socialists can’t just rush right in and implement their plan. They need some sort of cover to slowly put bits and pieces of it in place here and there. Issues like climate change provide them that cover.
The report revealed that the Associated Press “accepts donations specifically to fund its climate coverage.” Yeah, that’s objective reporting, right?
“In February, the AP published an article explaining that it would dedicate more than 24 journalists to covering ‘climate issues’ after accepting $8 million in donations from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Quadrivium, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation,” TheBlaze stated in their coverage of the story. “The fact-check report claimed that a recent AP article by reporter Seth Borenstein, ‘New abnormal: Climate disaster damage ‘down’ to $268 billion,’ demonstrated the outlet’s bias.”
It continued, “The article blamed climate change for several natural disasters, including flooding in Pakistan, droughts in Europe, China, and Africa, and heat waves worldwide. Borenstein claimed that many weather disasters in 2022 were ‘turbocharged by human-caused climate change.'”
“But are damages from those disasters really attributable to ‘climate change’ or are climate activists and their media mouthpieces just trying to surf human tragedy to advance their very political cause?” the fact-check report asked.
Brian Carovillano, the vice president for AP News, went on to say the company accepts funds to cover certain areas but allegedly does this “without strings attached.” He pointed out that donors have no influence over articles published by the outlet.
This report also provided a total of nine other examples of outlets publishing false climate-related claims this year.
It mentioned that the flooding that occurred in Pakistan, which the Washington Post said was ultimately caused by climate change, was due to monsoon season that was well within the “range of natural variability and the wettest since 1961.” It also noted that deforestation might have made the flooding worse.
“According to the report, Hurricane Ian also fell within natural variability, despite news outlets claiming it resulted from man-made climate change,” TheBlaze’s Hathaway wrote. “The fact-check report also presented arguments debunking claims that other natural disasters, including droughts in Europe, China, and Africa, the heat wave in the United Kingdom, flooding of the Yellowstone River, and Lake Mead water levels, resulted from human-caused climate change.”
“There is not a single natural disaster, nor trend in any type of natural disaster that can be credibly linked with emissions or whatever gradual ‘climate change’ may be occurring for whatever reason, including natural climate change,” the report said. “Attributing natural disaster damages to emissions and climate change is without a factual or scientific basis.”
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