Monday, 25 February 2013

ABC says they are biased on Climate Change but public think they are even handed

ABC bias on Climate
Change Reporting.
In a poll conducted by Taverner Research and reported by The Australian, found that the ABC, in it's coverage on political parties was fair and even. The coverage of Labor was polled as 49%, the coverage of the coalition was 51% and Greens 47%.

The result for the ABC's coverage of climate change showed an amazing 83% thought there is no bias in reporting.

The ABC has previously declared that they have a bias, declared that they had their own position on climate change (link)

But of course the ABC went against their [then] chairman Maurice Newman. Newman said that they should be even-handed on reporting of the global warming debate (link) but the ABC journalists should be called activists because they revolted and went against the ABC's charter and their chairman's wishes.
Mr Newman was criticised by Christopher Warren, the Federal Secretary of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in a letter the next day:

I was concerned to read yesterday the remarks made by ABC chairman, Maurice Newman, to a gathering of journalists, program-makers and management on Wednesday. 
Since his speech I have been contacted by a number of Media Alliance members from the ABC’s news and current affairs team who have interpreted Mr Newman’s remarks as an attempt to influence the ABC’s line on climate change.
Lord Monckton is currently touring NSW sponsored by the NO CARBON TAX Climate Sceptics in association with the Lord Monckton Foundation. See HERE.

Lord Monckton was interviewed by a definitely biased ABC Hobart Disc Jockey -

Listen from 18 minutes in. Bias bubbling over.

Is the end for the alarmists near? IPCC on the way out?

From Prof Ole Humlum's
Climate4You Jan 13 (pdf)
In the US, the are rumbles for change; change of climate change funding.
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) has introduced legislation to discontinue any more taxpayer green from being used to advance the U.N.’s economy-ravaging agendas. The proposed bill would prohibit future U.S. funding for the alarmist Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and also for the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a scam devoted to redistributing American wealth in penance for our unfair capitalist free market prosperity.(Forbes -Link)
President Obama, in his State of the Union address, pledged "to double down on his frenetic “green” war to prevent climate change."

Congressman Luetkemeyer:
“The American people should not have to foot the bill for an international organization that is fraught with waste, engaged in dubious science, and is promoting an agenda that will destroy jobs and drive up the cost of energy in the United States. Unfortunately, the president appears to be ready to fund these groups, revive harmful policies like cap and trade, and further empower out of control federal regulators at a time when we should be doing everything possible to cut wasteful spending, reduce regulatory red tape, and promote economic growth.”
Larry Bell, writing for Forbes,points out that the IPCC is flawed:
Although IPCC is broadly represented to the public as the top authority on climate matters, the organization doesn’t actually carry out any original climate research at all. Instead, it simply issues assessments based upon supposedly independent surveys of published research. However, some of the most influential conclusions summarized in its reports have neither been based upon truly independent research, nor properly vetted through accepted peer- review processes.


H/t Marc Morano