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Environmental Reporting in a Post Truth World

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The science publication

    Nature Climate Change

    this year, published a study demon-

    strating Earth this century warmed substantially less than computer-generated

    climate models predict. Unfortunately for public knowledge, such findings don’t

    appear in the news. Sea levels too have not been obeying the ‘grand transnational

    narrative’ of catastrophic global warming. Sea levels around Australia 2011–

    2012

    were measured with the most significant drops in sea levels since measurements

    began. This phenomenon was due to rainfall over Central Australia, which filled

    vast inland lakes. It was not predicted in the models, nor was it reported in the

    news. The 2015–2016 El-Nino, a natural phenomenon, drove sea levels around

    Indonesia to low levels such that coral reefs were bleaching. The echo chamber

    of news repeatedly fails to report such phenomena and yet many studies

    continue to contradict mainstream news discourse. Whistle-blower Dr. John

    Bates exposed the U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    when it manipulated data to meet politically predetermined conclusions for the

    2015 Paris (Climate) Agreement.

    This was not reported. Observational scientific

    analyses and their data sets continue to disagree with much of climate science

    modelling, and are beginning to suggest that some natural phenomena, which

    cause variability, may never be identified.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Blackall, D. "Environmental Reporting in a Post Truth World." Asia Pacific Media Educator 27 .1 (2017): 1-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027850518

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3100

Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • India

Abstract


  • The science publication

    Nature Climate Change

    this year, published a study demon-

    strating Earth this century warmed substantially less than computer-generated

    climate models predict. Unfortunately for public knowledge, such findings don’t

    appear in the news. Sea levels too have not been obeying the ‘grand transnational

    narrative’ of catastrophic global warming. Sea levels around Australia 2011–

    2012

    were measured with the most significant drops in sea levels since measurements

    began. This phenomenon was due to rainfall over Central Australia, which filled

    vast inland lakes. It was not predicted in the models, nor was it reported in the

    news. The 2015–2016 El-Nino, a natural phenomenon, drove sea levels around

    Indonesia to low levels such that coral reefs were bleaching. The echo chamber

    of news repeatedly fails to report such phenomena and yet many studies

    continue to contradict mainstream news discourse. Whistle-blower Dr. John

    Bates exposed the U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    when it manipulated data to meet politically predetermined conclusions for the

    2015 Paris (Climate) Agreement.

    This was not reported. Observational scientific

    analyses and their data sets continue to disagree with much of climate science

    modelling, and are beginning to suggest that some natural phenomena, which

    cause variability, may never be identified.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Blackall, D. "Environmental Reporting in a Post Truth World." Asia Pacific Media Educator 27 .1 (2017): 1-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85027850518

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3100

Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • India