15 Sep '11, 4pm

How The Australian Newspaper Warps The World of Climate Science

How The Australian Newspaper Warps The World of Climate Science

As we shall see, what The Australian has contributed on climate change under editor Chris Mitchell's watch is a frightful hotchpotch of ideological prejudice and intellectual muddle The Australian ’s owner is Rupert Murdoch, who in 2006 said the planet deserved “the benefit of the doubt" and that it was now time to “take a lead” on the issue. Manne analysed climate change articles printed by The Australian between January 2004 and April 2011 and found that 700 articles were “unfavourable” to action on climate change. That is, they either disagreed with the consensus of climate science, didn’t support Australia’s ratification of the Kyoto protocol or didn’t support previous governments’ steps towards a carbon trading scheme. Balanced against these 700 articles, there were 180 stories and columns “favourable” to action on climate change. Climate skepticism and denial also he...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/how-australian-newspaper-warps-...

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