CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to receive press
credentials and gain access to the United Nations' conference on climate
change in Bali, world environment and climate change journalists were
required to register with the UN media office in Bonn, Germany.
To achieve the desired press coverage, the UN media office provided the
list of credentialed journalists to its political allies.
No fewer than four organizations immediately started saturating the
list with press releases. Press releases have already been distributed by
Greenpeace (3), Union of Concerned Scientists (1), Environment Press of the
European Parliament (2), and Panos (1).
Cindy Baxter of Greenpeace admitted having the UN media list.
UN Media List:
She sent out the alarmist press release: "Don't Cook the Climate,"
Greenpeace tells crucial UN climate talks. The release boasts of
Greenpeace's over-the-top street theater with a 20-foot-high thermometer
with the message, "Don't Cook the Climate."
The press releases are filled with alarmist hyperbole designed to cause
fear and panic. The extremism of the releases borders on religious
zealotry, with apocalyptic phrases like "biggest threat civilisation has
ever faced" and "for the very survival of the planet."
This egregious breach of ethics breaks a core rule of journalism: that
the foundation of democracy is based on seeking truth and providing a fair
and comprehensive account of events with thoroughness and honesty.
"This is a sad day for the UN, but not unexpected. They have
purposefully rejected any dissenting opinions. Now that the science has
reversed on them, the UN is resorting to bully tactics and manipulation to
achieve their political goals," said James M. Taylor, senior fellow for
environment policy at The Heartland Institute. "The first victim of global
warming was science and truth with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change. Now it appears every aspect of the UN has become politicized."
UN Media List:
"Don't Cook the Climate" Greenpeace Tells Crucial UN Climate Talks -
Union of Concerned Scientists Sending Scientists, Policy Experts to Un
Climate Meeting http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=22405
Overcoming the communication deficit | how Panos and the Climate Change
Media Partnership are encouraging debate on climate change in the South -
Stopping Deforestation: moving towards a mechanism for emissions
reductions for the second commitment period -
Greenpeace launches landmark proposal for reducing tropical
deforestation at Bali Climate Talks -
MEPs to attend the UN Climate Change conference-
Halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050: MEPs outline the mandate for
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