BBC BIAS: Paris Climate Week Special

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Climate Week Paris is upon us and the BBC are going into overdrive. Environment analyst Roger Harrabin is leading the charge…

In an article today, Harrabin slavishly turns a comment by Unilever Chief executive Paul Polman into a slobbering 700 word quasi-editorial, unquestioningly repeating Polman’s assertion that Unilever has faced business costs that were €300m-to-€400 million higher than normal due to extreme weather.

Then, in an effort to remain fair and balanced, Harrabin informed readers that other business people don’t share Polman’s views with a classic oil-barons-own-politics smear.

“But for every CEO who makes promises in Paris this week, others will warn against a rush away from CO2. America’s fossil fuel giants, the Koch Brothers, are spending $900 million on political advertising to make their case.”

In fact the Koch’s aren’t spending $900 million on anything – they are part of a group of 300 donors who plan to spend that amount on next years presidential race.. as do the other side.

Green Party Terrorist’s Links to Natalie Bennett

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The Green Party are utilising the services of a twice convicted Animal Liberation Front terrorist to help them fight for the Wyre Forest constituency. The man listed on the Green Party website as Ronald Lee, the”Campaign Manager” for PPC Natalie McVey, is none other than Ronnie Lee, the founder of the Animal Liberation Front. The ALF were regarded by the FBI as a terrorist organisation…

Ronnie Lee is notorious for his view that there is an animal “holocaust” going on and that violence is necessary for it to be stopped.

Animal liberation is a fierce struggle that demands total commitment. There will be injuries and possibly deaths on both sides.”

Lee who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for ALF activities, has since distanced himself from the organisation telling an interviewer in 2010 that he disagrees with “the whole non-violent thing associated with the ALF” as he doesn’t “see anything morally wrong in using violence against animal abusers.”

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As well as being listed as the contact for the Wyre Forest Green Party and being one of Natalie McVey’s signatories, Ronnie is the co-founder of the Green Party allied group Greens for Animal Protection which, worryingly considering Ronnie’s past, aims “to defend and improve the Green Party’s policies on animal protection.Nathalie Bennett is a supporter of Greens for Animal Protection…

Dear C of E, If God Didn’t Want Us to Burn Coal, He Wouldn’t Have Put So Much of it in the Ground

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The Church of England is jumping on the divestment bandwagon by announcing they will slash investments in fossil fuel companies. By leveraging their £9 billion pension pot investments, the Church hopes they can protect the the world’s poor from global warming.

According to Bishop Nick Holtam, the ‘lead bishop on the environment,’ “Climate change is the most pressing moral issue in our world.”

The most pressing? How about the 4 MILLION deaths from smoke inhalation by people who don’t have access to the coal generated electricity the Bishops are heating their palaces with?

“Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” Luke 12:48b

Green Activists: Please Think of the Environment!

Well, this is a mature way to run an election campaign. The video above shows the reception area of the tallest residential building on the south coast, which had just received a delivery of the Brighton & Hove Independent.

In pop three Green activists, who then proceed to rip out the front page UKIP adverts from every copy. What a waste of paper!

Newsweek Blames Nepal Earthquake on Climate Change

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They’re still pulling bodies out of the rubble in Nepal, but already Newsweek have come out of the blocks to blame the tragedy on climate change. In a piece titled “More Fatal Earthquakes to Come,Newsweek tastelessly revealed what they claimed to be  “the untold – and terrifying – story behind the earthquake“:

“It’s the ebb and flow of rainwater… Recently discovered, that causal factor is seen by a growing body of scientists as further proof that climate change can affect the underlying structure of the Earth”

Apparently our rising sea levels are literally pushing down on the earth’s crust and pressuring faultines into being more active. Funny then, that there’s 700 years of regularly recorded earthquakes in Nepal…

BBC Jumps on Guardian’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bandwagon

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BBC Environment Correspondent Helen Briggs has an explainer article out today on the pros and cons of the campaign to get people to divest from oil and gas companies. The piece could easily have been part of the Guardian’s own fossil fuels divestment coverage launched this month.

The ‘scientific’ viewpoint on divestment is dealt with in one sentence:

Scientific studies show that existing fossil fuel reserves are several times greater than can be burned if the world’s governments are to fulfil their pledge to keep global warming below the limit of 2C regarded as the threshold of dangerous climate change.

Just read Helen’s conclusion and see if you can tell which side of the ‘lets screw over the third world by forcing them to keep cooking over wood stoves’ debate she stands on…

“One view is that the recent drop in oil prices presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for governments to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies and introduce a price on carbon. This generally goes against government thinking and concern over job losses in the oil and gas industry. With the divestment campaign gathering pace – and momentum building for the Paris climate talks in December – there is renewed hope among campaigners. But with environmental policies getting little attention in the UK election, and coal, oil and gas companies continuing to spend billions on exploration, NGOs are already upping their rhetoric in calling for renewed government efforts over climate change.”

Fair and balanced…

Vivienne Westwood in Sick Cameron Son Slur

Vivienne Westwood, the Green Party’s biggest donor, brought the Prime Minister’s late son into the election debate this morning, in a rant that was unhinged even by her standards:

“David Cameron, he lost a child. Does his heart not work for anybody else? They’re all agents, criminal agents of the banks.”

Do the cuddly, harmless Greens stand by these comments?

H/T LondonLive

UPDATE: A Green Party spokesman tells Guido:

“I’m not going to comment but I would distance us from any sort of sentiment like that.”

Vivienne Westwood in Vile “Limbless Baby” Stunt

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Millionaire anti-capitalist Vivienne Westwood lent some much needed gravitas to the fracking debate this morning, by appearing for a photo-op cradling what her press release describes as a “limbless, radiation-scabbed Fracked Baby of the Future“. Tax efficient Westwood is did “The Fracked Baby” photo call on behalf of Talk Fracking – an organisation which just happens to be headed up by her son Joe Corré.

In the bonkers press release that announced the stunt, Corré claimed that Britain is heading towards a “Mad Max scenario” and that the government’s Chief Scientist thinks fracking is as dangerous as Thalidomide and Asbestos (he doesn’t). Stay classy eco-loons…

Green’s Bennett Backs Geo-Political Ghettoisation of Israel

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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has told the Jewish Chronicle that she backs the total boycott of Israeli artists, musicians and academics. The Green Party manifesto also calls for the suspension of the EU-Israel trade agreement. Twickenham candidate Tanya Williams […]

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Climate Change Fuelled Mosquitoes Are Not Coming to Get You

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Two researchers from the Department of Health offshoot Public Health England published a review on the effects of climate change on vector-borne diseases and headline writers across the world have gone nuts. Apparently Britain is about to be overrun by […]

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UKIP Protesters Organised by Green Lobbyist

The man who tipped of the loony mob to the location of Nigel Farage and his family on Sunday was Chris Venables, an employee of Medact – a lobbying organisation that has been successful in convincing medical charities to sell […]

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Spiteful Green Candidate’s Non-Apology For Cancer Slur

She’s a real charmer! A textbook non-apology from disgraced Green candidate Jenny Ross, after hippy HQ told her to say sorry for her sick Farage cancer slur:

“I apologise sincerely for offending testicular cancer sufferers. I don’t apologise for

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