Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Overselling Climate Change.......
I came accross an interesting feature on BBC news. Evidently the risks of climate change have been somewhat exagerrated by the media. But this is no surprise. The media today thrives on scare mongering rather than telling the public the truth, which is what journalists of integrity are supposed to do.
Climate change, it seems, has become another shibolleth that one rarely can question without being accused of being an agent for big business. But the fact it is happening seems indisputable, what is up for debate is the rate at which it is happening, and the extent of damage. And what should and should not be done. Let's hope that the poorest in society won't be denied the occasional luxury of air travel by means of an unfair tax that will only hit them. See report.