Canadian Media and the Environment

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Canadian Media and the Environment

I am inviting everyone into a discussion about the Canadian media's handling of environmental issues like climate change. I think we can generally agree that the corporate media have pretty much failed to accurately represent this issue.

In the spirit of Noam Chomsky's propaganda model, I'm looking to accumulate a body of articles that can statistically show systematic media bias. With that in mind, any comments you have on the subject are welcome as are any specific articles and criticisms.

 

I'll start things off.

 

In 1992, 1700 of the world's leading scientists including the majority of Nobel laureates in the sciences issued this appeal:

 

"Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about."

 

 

This message was almost completely ignored by the media