EU Official: “UK Suffering Media Backlash…Media Overkill” Over Climate Change Issue

The EU is clearly frustrated by the lack of progress in advancing the (bogus) climate change issue.

Prof Hans von Storch on EU climate issue: “more as an opportunity to do social experiments”. (Photo source: wikimedia.org/wikipedia)

Rainer Grundmann writes about it at Prof. Hans von Storch’s klimazwiebel blog here and quotes the BBC:

The European Commission believes that policies to cut greenhouse gases will only work if individuals share the vision of a low-carbon society. ‘It’s perhaps been a bit too much doom and gloom in the past on climate,’ one official told the BBC at the launch in London. ‘We are now emphasising the need to inspire people.’”

Too much gloom and doom? Well then they ought to revamp the IPCC 5th Assessment Report so that it inpires readers, and not send them off scurrying under the bed pretrified of Mother Nature’s wrath. All indications are that it will be gloomier and doomier than ever.

Indeed, the issue has been so misused against the public that it has actually backfired in places like Great Britain. According to the BBC:

One of her officials admitted that the UK was suffering from something of a media backlash against climate policies because previously there had been media “overkill” on climate.”

Interestingly, Hans von Storch has an unkind assessment of the EU’s approach. In a reader comment he writes:

If this report is accurate, it describes a sad inability of European elites to take climate change seriously. The issue seems more as an opportunity to do social experiments – such as mass mobilization, steps towards a truly global governance – than dealing with efficiently limiting climate change and protecting society against ‘non-mitigatable’ climate change.”

Moreover, von Storch doubts that fixing the”gloom and doom” practice by using the educational approach of “‘inspiring people’ – without recognizing that the gloom & doom practice caused damage in the trust in policymakers, media and science…” will work at all. He suspects: “…it seems that the EU officials consider the media as culprits.”

It’s the media’s fault! Climate science and EU policy – what a circus.

 

3 responses to “EU Official: “UK Suffering Media Backlash…Media Overkill” Over Climate Change Issue”

  1. DirkH

    Hans von Storch:
    “The issue seems more as an opportunity to do social experiments – such as mass mobilization, steps towards a truly global governance – than dealing with efficiently limiting climate change ”

    There’s a German word for von Storch. Blitzmerker.
    Meaning “You’re so quick-witted. /sarc”

  2. archaeopteryx

    “We are now emphasising the need to inspire people.”
    Yeah, I ‘m inspired! +0.7%, and hopefully climbing, inspired.
    I wonder if someone will ever analyze how much hot air was generated with all the Nostradamus climate kooks over the last 20-25 years. All those tickets to Rio, Cancun, Durban, Timbuktu and back… I personally became suspicious when I saw Al Gore on the bandwagon.

  3. Mindert Eiting

    Let’s try to see it is an ongoing comedy. In The Netherlands the left over of the Green party has committed suicide, perhaps as social experiment. Not even our elites do take climate change seriously. In the course of negotiations for a new government the leader of Labour, once a Greenpeace activist, has given up all his green playtoys already in the first round. There are more important issues.