Or to call it what it is: theological propaganda.
Google is also responding to the growing skepticism in climate science by starting “an effort to foster a more open, transparent and accessible scientific dialogue aimed at inspiring pioneering use of technology, new media and computational thinking in the communication of science to diverse audiences.” They’ll start by focusing on communicating the science on climate change.
That means they are going to help ramp up climate propaganda. According to their press release at Google blog, they’ve started the effort by selecting 21 mid-career Ph.D. scientists who have “the strongest potential to become excellent communicators.” A list of the 21 selected members can viewed at the website.
The selected fellows will participate in a workshop at Google headquarters in California. Google writes:
Following the workshop, fellows will be given the opportunity to apply for grants to put their ideas into practice. Those with the most impactful projects will be given the opportunity to join a Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic trip to the Arctic, the Galapagos or Antarctica as a science communicator.
Expect to see more calving ice footage – dubbed with dire messages of planetary destruction. Folks, they’ve been crowing this 20 years.
This is not the Internet giant’s first effort to try to sway public opinion concerning climate change. Last year it launched Google Earth map “which shows how the world would be affected by a global average temperature increase of 4C in a bid to rebuild public trust in climate science,” the UK Telegraph writes here.
Thankfully, trust is real hard to rebuild once lost. And it doesn’t get rebuilt by returning (again) to the old scare-mongering and serial exaggerating. If they truly wish to win back the trust of the public, then they have to start being honest. But they can’t afford that because that would mean the end of their Utopian pipe dream and scam.
And check out this jewel of propaganda made with massaging, über-alarmist Al Gore.