Sunday, 16 July 2017

Lying the way to the bank

"Any student of George Orwell or Aldous Huxley would know that in an existential crisis of the likes of which we are in, it was always going to descend into a lie and disinformation smokescreen"
---Kevin Hester

NOAA erases 'human activity' from news release on soaring greenhouse gases


14 July, 2017

It's a complicated topic that can be difficult to communicate,” the Trump administration claims. In a truly shocking news release on its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has erased any reference to “human activity” or fossil fuels. The index monitors the warming influence of greenhouse gases like CO2.

Last year, NOAA's news release for the index featured the picture of flaring gas from fossil fuel extraction (see top image). The release began by stating, “human activity has increased the direct warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by 50 percent above pre-industrial levels during the past 25 years, according to NOAA's



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