Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The beauty of propaganda
Posted by Ugo Bardi
First of all, note that the "Mail" sells almost two million copies per day. Consider also that other newspapers reported the same news. Then note the more than 156.000 Web shares and the over one thousand comments.
So, several million people have been exposed to the idea that "global cooling is coming" and to the parallel one that "the Arctic is recovering"
Now, consider how many people may have had the time and the willingness to go see the real data; for instance here, or here, showing that the Arctic is NOT recovering. Maybe a few thousand people? A few tens of thousands? Hardly more than that. So, you can imagine which message the public is getting.
You see the beauty of propaganda? Volume always triumphs over truth.