Media need to join fight against global warming, says panel at Banff TV festival
There are 4 comments on the The Canadian Press story from Jun 11, 2007, titled Media need to join fight against global warming, says panel at Banff TV festival. In it, The Canadian Press reports that:
“If people could see the lies told by their governments and the short-term interests being served they would be horrified.”
(CP) - Actress Daryl Hannah says it's time for the mainstream media to get on board in the battle against global warming.
The star of such movies as "Splash" and "Kill Bill," a well-known environmentalist, took part Monday in a panel discussion on environmental responsibility in the media at the Banff World Television Festival.
"The media has always felt that it needs to be sort of even-handed and present the point of view that global warming exists and then the point of view global warming doesn't exist," said Hannah in an interview with The Canadian Press. Read more
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#1 Jun 13, 2007
The Media is hysterically pro-AGW already, don't lets encourage them! They could help by :-
1. not printing newspapers. These are full of nonsense, and no real news. They are out of date now.
2. Stop sending hundreds of reporters all over the world. I man with a camera could do it all.
3. stop promoting Al Gore, and giving him an Oscar.
Since: May 07
#2 Jun 13, 2007
I wrote her an email;
Hi there, I noticed that you are getting involved in the man made global warming theory and that you commented on the media expressing the opposing point of view. You said that if 98% of the world's scientists think global climate change is caused by human activity, then the media is being irresponsible by giving the just 2 remaining percent a voice.
I think you need to be aware that this idea of a "scientific consensus" is both irrelevant and incorrect.
It is irrelevant because science is not a democracy, in fact challenging the majority view is strongly encouraged. There have been "consensuses" on numerous scientific theories ranging from evolution to the world being flat. A "consensus" is only a selling point to someone who is not aware of how scientific method works.
Secondly, this "consensus" is actually just plain wrong. It does not exist. No one knows the exact figure, but I guarantee you that there are a lot more than just 2% of scientists who are skeptical about man made global warming, and that figure is growing every day. This "consensus" is probably the single most offensive lie on this whole subject (and that's really saying something heh). It would be hard for me to properly illustrate for you just how wrong this notion of a "consensus" is, but I will leave you with a paper a man has written on the subject;
It is important that the media continues to give the opposition to this theory a voice. If the theory has scientific merit, it will stand on its own two feet and certainly would not need successful PR campaigns to prove itself. Collectively the media may be a bunch of idiots, but where there is smoke, there usually is fire, and if there is smoke on the anthropogenic global warming theory, it is reasonable to assume that there are genuine points of debate and concern and it is irresponsible to suppress those points from being hammered out.
“The Truth Will Set You Free”
Since: Jun 07
#3 Jun 13, 2007
However much we disagree with her on the media and what needs to be done concerning the AGW issue, I must give her credit for actually doing the things she wants everyone else to do. She is unlike the majority of the Hollywood crowd and actually practices what she preaches.
It doesn't make her any less wrong, but you have to admire that fact.
#4 Jun 18, 2007
Lifestyles and personal principles have to change in order for any significant dent to be made in this problem.Foolish demands for unnecessary things should be curbed.
There are also people who place profit over environment, blindly thinking they could make a certain amount over a period of time, then tend to fixing the problems created afterward. It doesnt work that way.If only they would realize that life has meaning and purpose and all human beings over the course of history (and at present) came, lived and died for a reason. We creat and have ourselves been created by marvellous design and awe-inspiring perfection. The creator is called GOD. He was spoken about by a man in history called Jesus from the township of Galilee in the land of Israel. And this Jesus not only spoke, he lived what He spoke, the message of true love; love for oneself, for each other and for all life and all of God's creation. And when He comes again, as He said He would, each individual will have to give an account of his or her actions, especially as pertaining to their respect and treatment of the environment of which we are all supposed to be good stewards of and to upkeep and properly maintain.
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