Fake news in The Australian?

We expect fake news in the Sydney Morning Herald and we are not surprised by the headline last Monday Eliminate coal or lose the reef, says IPCC. Underneath we read that the report “distils more than 6,000 scientific references”. Elsewhere we read that the report is the work of thousands of scientists.

We expect better from The Australian but Primrose Riordan reported

The IPCC report was written by over 90 scientists and said global emissions of greenhouse gas pollution must reach zero by about 2050 in order to stop global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius.

She is a political reporter but that is no excuse for being so badly informed about the organisation that is doing so much damage. Can anyone contact her and any other journalists who they can find to warn them to read the Laframboise story.

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21 Responses to Fake news in The Australian?

  1. stackja

    How many reporters are not badly informed?

  2. The Australian has fallen to the MSM malaise. And they want people to subscribe? Where is Australia’s Breitbart?

  3. tombell

    The IPCC Reports are their Holy Texts. Questioning is heretical.

  4. jupes

    Fake news in The Australian?

    Why the surprise Rafe? The Australian has been on board with the whole global warming claptrap from the beginning.

  5. Leo G

    The IPCC report was written by over 90 scientists …

    The 90 weavers of the science that is claimed to be invisible to those people who are unfit for their positions?

  6. This isn’t about science. The globalists have that market cornered. We’re not going to win the science debate because they have FULL CONTROL of the data.

    There is one chance and one chance only. We need another period like when Thatcher and Reagen came to power at about the same time.
    We need a Trump in the USA, another hard core sceptic and conservative in the UK as well as ones in Oz and Canada to have any chance of exposing this fraud and reversing its damage.

  7. Boambee John

    With a name like Primrose, I suspect that she has been indoctrinated from birth.

  8. PB

    Murdoch announced his support of the Global Warming swindle some years back. Why the surprise? Murdoch and co. look after their own little club and we ain’t in it.

  9. classical_hero

    As long as I’ve been alive the Great Barrier Reef has been near death.

  10. jupes

    Denialism to stay even half way respectable has had to retreat to lukewarmer arguments

    LOL Who’s the denialist? Please explain the scientific position on the following.

    How will a 26 % drop in Australia’s CO2 emissions effect the weather?

    How will a 100% drop in Australia’s CO2 emissions effect the weather?

    Answers in degrees Celcius please.

  11. duncanm

    Hang on — is this fake ‘fake news’ from Rafe?

    From the first para of the article:

    Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has said he does not necessarily agree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, after the report was released last week.

    I don’t disbelieve that

    The IPCC report was written by over 90 scientists and said global emissions of greenhouse gas pollution must reach zero by about 2050 in order to stop global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius.

  12. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The reef is overrated anyway, it’s freezing, 1.5C would be more than welcomed. Let’s strive for 3C!

  13. Did Catallaxy ban the village idiot and he’s now come back in a new guise? Or has he just gotten a new guise? The writing style, tone and level is exactly the same as that of the village idiot.

  14. Rafe

    The fake news is the implication that the report is written by a large number of credible scientists.
    This is the meme that has to be planted in everyones brain to make the polotical spin sound like science.

  15. Boambee John

    but when it showed what every other group of underpaid scientists had,

    Clearly not climate scientists! Billions have been thrown at those turkeys, to no practical effect.

  16. duncanm

    The fake news is the implication that the report is written by a large number of credible scientists.

    Unfortunately, as soon as I saw IPCC, any sense of credibility went out the window.

  17. Ian MacCulloch

    The executive summary clearly indicates the IPCC report was a political document and a socialist one at that. It matters zit if there were any scientists of any stripe in behind the initial opening comments. Their science is shamefully irrelevant and worse if it is indeed incorrect.

  18. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    IPCC lies with every “press release.” Scamming for huge pay is about the best thought I have of that corrupt brood. While we are on FAKE NEWS in Oz (and everywhere else) how true is the HUUUUGGGEEE plastic collection in the ocean? I just stumbled on an article that really rings true to me; the photos used to promote this newest disaster was taken in Manila Bay after a massive storm washed the city’s rubbish into the water. Somehow has a familiar ring, right up there with the polar bears, acid rain, CO2 being poison etc, etc.
    Anyone out there to verify? All the other frauds are known to interested parties.

  19. JohnL

    The IPCC report was written by over 90 scientists and said global emissions of greenhouse gas pollution must reach zero by about 2050 in order to stop global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius.

    To achieve zero emission, humans must stop breathing and farting. Breathing may be possible but farting?!?!

  20. Old Irrelevant me

    8 Billion people and we still get frosts. The old maxim no news is good news bears honour when they foist any news on us. Fake news by all measure must be bad then. Indeed all news by default.
    If we are to understand the future from the past we know we have from 1 millennia to 25 millennia before the next ice age is upon us. More the latter than any other possibility. Yet nowhere is it offered as a possibility that we are peaking too early. When we need to be around 400 to 600 ppm would appear to be around 10 to 25 millennia away. One day we might expect an offer of some speculation on when we might be needing all that coal.
    By and large my impression of our present dilemma is we have global warming as a consequence of the belligerent behaviour of the fuel cartels. Had they not been so belligerent we may not have had these scientists behaving the way they do. Still a counter attack has been seen to work.

    Still the real question must be do we fall for the sell and buy an account with the Australian?

  21. Dr Fred Lenin

    The media has been thoroughly infiltrated by the communists since that treasonous bastard burchett betrayed his country to the fascist communists , do you see the trillions these wankers want ? as a bribe for destroying the west. We should have a chat with Putin , see if we can send the traitors to Kolyma through Magadan and put them to work in the far north east of Siberia . We could employ Siberian’s as guards and boost the local economy . I could think of a few thousands who would be eligible to have a looooonnnggg freezing work holiday in this invigorating climate ,spending every hour praying for global warming pleas gaiar send the warm .

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