27 Oct '11, 2am

Muzzled Scientists = 80% Reduction in Media Coverage of Climate Change | Care2 Causes

Muzzled Scientists = 80% Reduction in Media Coverage of Climate Change | Care2 Causes

If you follow the news in Canada, you may mistakenly be under the impression that climate change is not as pressing an issue as it was five years ago. Unfortunately, it is. However, since 2007, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been using a variety of control tactics to carefully craft and restrict the things that the media learns about his government. One of those tactics includes muzzling government scientists by preventing them from speaking to the media about the research that they are doing and their findings. The result: there has been an 80% reduction in media coverage of climate change issues since 2007. Last year, as part of Right to Know Week, Kathryn O’Hara explained how the Harper government, which ran on a platform of transparency and accountability, has been muzzling government scientists and how the openness they promised “is being held ransom t...

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