The left just can’t win at anything.
After claiming polar bears were about to be wiped off the face of the earth due to “climate change” for years, climate kooks are now feverishly removing any and all mention of them from their ads and literature, as polar bear growth has exploded.
Ha ha ha ha!
So, now polar bears are out, and images of natural disasters and smog are in!
As it turns out, polar bears are thriving thanks to “climate change” which is a very “inconvenient truth” that contradicts the doomsday forecasts made by climate change alarmists.
As a matter of fact, there’s so many polar bears that Inuit leaders believe it’s become a “public safety” issue.
“Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern,” Inuit leaders wrote. “Public safety concerns, combined with the effects of polar bears on other species, suggest that in many Nunavut communities, the polar bear may have exceeded the co-existence threshold.”
The suggested shift what “journalists” should focus on when covering the so-called “climate emergency” comes from The Guardian’s picture editor Fiona Shields, who argues “we need new imagery for new narratives.”
There’s one other convenient benefit: Polar bears are thriving in the changing climate, an inconvenient truth that contradicts the doom-and-gloom narrative promoted by climate alarmists.
“We know, from years of experience, that people love polar bears and pandas, so it is easy to see how these appealing creatures have become the emblems for the topics of endangered species and what we previously termed as global warming,” Shields wrote.
“Often, when signaling environmental stories to our readers, selecting an image of a polar bear on melting ice has been the obvious – though not necessarily appropriate – choice,” she continued. “These images tell a certain story about the climate crisis but can seem remote and abstract – a problem that is not a human one, nor one that is particularly urgent.”
The idea to focus instead on pictures of Chinese with smog masks and piles of plastic trash in developing countries comes from a group called Climate Visuals, an arm of the UK Climate Outreach lobbying group.
Climate Outreach bills itself as “a team of social scientists & comms specialists passionate about helping organisations communicate climate change beyond the green bubble.”
Shields is all in.
She’s convinced photos of folks basking in the sun at the beach or enjoying a snowy day sledding with their children are an injustice to climate change, and journalists should focus on “getting the emotional tone of imagery in line with the issue.” She wants other climate “journalists” to “join the conversation,” as well.
“So, although scenes of children playing in fountains and everyone racing to the beach can be uplifting and irresistible, we have to be mindful of the tone of our journalism,” Shields insists.
There’s another good reason for climate change crusaders to shift away from pictures of polar bears: bear populations are booming, which undercuts the narrative that the changing climate is ruining the planet. [American Mirror]
This is a great video that exposes the polar bear lie:
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