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GOP-led Science Committee Sends Twitter Followers To Breitbart For Climate Misinformation

If you ran the Twitter account for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, where do you reckon might you send your 178,000 followers for information on climate change?

Before you all shout “NASA”, we should first remember the GOP-led committee is chaired by Republican Lamar Smith and has a habit of calling climate science denialists and conservative commentators as supposed “expert” witnesses. 

Revealed: Most Popular Climate Story on Social Media Told Half a Million People the Science Was a Hoax

The most popular climate change story across social media in the past six months used a debunked survey from the late 1990s to claim that “tens of thousands of scientists” had declared global warming a “hoax”, a DeSmog analysis has found.

Published on YourNewsWire, the story was shared, clicked or “liked” 557,000 times on social media, with 555,000 of those engagements from Facebook. The story's author worked for many years with UK conspiracy theorist David Icke.

Marrakech COP22 Climate Talks Closing With Call for Higher Ambition, Renewables Commitment by Climate Vulnerable Forum

The climate talks in Marrakech are drawing to a close with a plea from some of the world’s poorest countries to step up ambition on cuts to greenhouse gases — and they are leading by example by announcing a commitment to strive for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

The two-week talks in Morocco began as the U.S. election delivered Republican candidate Donald Trump a victory few predicted.

Trump has pledged to cancel the U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement signed at the previous UNFCCC talks in Paris in December 2015.

A coalition of 47 countries most at risk from the impacts of rising greenhouse gas emissions — called the Climate Vulnerable Forum — pledged to raise their own ambition by sourcing all energy from renewables by midcentury.

Donald Trump’s Victory A Major Win For Fossil Fuel Interests and Climate Science Deniers As Countries Gather for UN Talks

Donald Trump.

Donald Trump has been elected as the next President of the United States, marking a major victory for fossil fuel interests and the network of groups and individuals across the world who deny climate change science.

The election of Trump, who has described climate change as a “hoax,” has sent shockwaves across the geopolitical world and added undeserved legitimacy to the arguments of climate science deniers.

Questions will now be raised about just how much damage a Trump administration could do to climate change policies domestically and internationally.

Environmentalists have said a Trump presidency would be a “planetary disaster.

About Ezra Levant’s Clip of Cheering Journalists at UN Climate Talks. Those Aren’t Reporters and That’s Not The Press Room

Canadian conservative commentator and climate science denialist Ezra Levant has won his battle with the United Nations to have staff from his media outlet accredited  to cover climate talks starting next week in Morocco.

Three staffers from Levant’s online outlet, The Rebel, were initially denied media accreditation for the COP22 talks in Marrakesh, after the UN described Rebel as “advocacy media”. The Financial Post is reporting that the UN has granted Rebel two spots, but Rebel is pushing back for a third.

Why 'Thinking Australians' Will Not Be Fooled By Murdoch Media's Latest Hypocritical Attack on Green Groups

Rarely does the Murdoch media in Australia need an invitation to attack environmentalists.

Whether it’s backing climate science denialists or criticising environment groups for getting in the way of coal projects, NewsCorp Australia’s flagship The Australian newspaper is a reliable supporter of coal developments.

In recent days, the conservative media stable has pushed hard with a story plucked from the Wikileaks release of the email inbox of John Podesta, the chairman of Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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