the battle of the hearts...
Rupert Murdoch is the major mass publisher of climate change denialism. ALL his journals, newspapers and TV outlets sing to the same tune: "Global warming is CRAP". Even when his learned journalists publish some purportedly "balanced" articles on the subject, it is designed to sow doubt in the mind of fair minded people. In his heart he hates anything that smells of anti-coal, anti-oil and anti-gas. He wants to burn the place down with more CO2 emissions. So how can he and HALL got into a relationship?
Here is some of what Jerry Hall wrote in the daily Mail in 2009:
Just like any mother, over the years I have worried about my children's schoolwork, the food they eat, their happiness. But the issues I used to worry about while bringing up Elizabeth, James, Georgia May and Gabriel seem small fry when I consider that their very future is now at stake. Climate change is the biggest threat the world has ever known and it is happening right in front of our eyes. All the experts say governments need to act now if we're to have any chance of saving our children from
It is really just common sense. After all, there is no emergency exit, no back-up planet. If temperatures continue to rise, scientists say we'll be left not just with melted ice caps, but flooded cities and whole species wiped out for ever. I grew up in Texas and as a little girl I kept a raccoon, a pig, horses and even an alligator called Nathan (I still have a scar on my thumb where he bit me when I was 11). As I've grown older, I have begun to get back in touch with nature, and simple things like gardening give me great pleasure. I may have a cupboard full of Manolo Blahniks but these days I'm more likely to be found in a pair of wellingtons and carrying a spade. I keep chickens and I'm starting to grow organic vegetables in my garden - there's nothing like the taste of a carrot you've planted from seed. It may be a long way from the catwalks but I find it healing to get back in touch with the Earth, to remember where our food comes from, and how precious nature is.
Meanwhile, The Australian, the Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Fox News Network, all promote Uncle Rupe's despise of the science of global warming. He will use all the disinformation channels and all the tricks in the book. He is a dangerous man. This is a review by proper scientists of the crap published in the WSJ, by Matt Ridley and Benny Peiser — both on the black list of denialists published by http://www.desmogblog.com/
Analysis of Matt Ridley and Benny Peiser’s “Your Complete Guide to the Climate Debate”27 Nov 2015
12 scientists contributed to analyzing the article and estimated its overall scientific credibility to be 'Low' to 'Very Low'.
The opinion piece in the WSJ by Matt Ridley & Benny Peiser contains numerous false statements, cherry-picked evidence, and misleading assertions about climate science. It attempts to surround the hard facts about climate change with clouds of uncertainty, even though these facts are agreed to by the scientific academies of every major country in the world and the vast majority of the world’s climate scientists.
Facts and/or studies are cherry picked or placed out of context to support the main claim that global warming is not as bad as we feared. For example the assertion that 1.5C of warming would be “beneficial” is one that very few scientists or economists agree with, and is contradicted by the overwhelming weight of evidence in the IPCC’s reports showing that the adverse impacts from climate change will far outweigh the benefits from carbon-dioxide induced greening and other heat-related effects.
See below for a list of scientists’ comments on the article’s statements.