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Saturday, July 27, 2019

The majority of YouTube videos about the climate crisis oppose the scientific consensus and "hijack" technical terms to make them appear credible, a new study has found.

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Climate scientists are studying Youtubes?

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-27 08:05 PM | Reply

Joachim Allgaier, Dipl.-Soz., Ph.D. is a sociologist and media and communications researcher.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-27 08:08 PM | Reply

But he doesn't have a Ph.D. in climate science?

You should give him a link to this place. Let him meet Monson, DoGood, and Rein.

He'd quit.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-27 08:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sounds a lot like how most videos of whether the Earth is round or flat are mostly ones about it being flat.

Controversy gets more attention which turns into money.

Correct/incorrect doesn't come into play.

#4 | Posted by Lohocla at 2019-07-27 08:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

AGW denialists: Man cannot change the weather!
Also AGW denialists: Our government is changing the weather through chemtrails!

#5 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-07-28 08:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


@#4 ... Controversy gets more attention which turns into money.

Correct/incorrect doesn't come into play. ...

That's pretty much my view as well.

The purpose for creating youtube videos, for the overwhelming majority of the video creators, is to get views resulting in dollars. "Boring" doesn't get views.

Controversy does. Especially if your video is seen as going against "the norm."

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-28 10:33 AM | Reply


@#3 ... But he doesn't have a Ph.D. in climate science? ...

His degree is appropriate for the research he did.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-28 10:35 AM | Reply

6 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

They also feed off of one another.

Bs vid, debunk vid, bs reply, rinse repeat.

#8 | Posted by Lohocla at 2019-07-28 12:08 PM | Reply

"Very few of these videos explained the scientific rationale behind their ideas, Allgaier said."

Yet, there are many outlets who DO provide all their scientific rationale using the same data but showing different conclusions using the same scientific process, and the climate change mainstream completely ignores it. THAT'S why censoring is a bad thing. For the 80% of videos that are rubbish, 20% of them present sound opposition to the mainstream. And one could surmise that is exactly who the mainstream is trying to suppress, in the guise that they are going after the dumb ones. This is how it works with pretty much anything and why censorship is a bad thing to bring up. I've been saying for years how I hate the media and wish they were controlled but there is no way to do that fairly, so it's not within the bounds of reality if we want to remain a free people.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-29 11:58 AM | Reply

Sounds a lot like how most videos of whether the Earth is round or flat are mostly ones about it being flat.

Or Antarctica. Did you know it is a gateway to another dimension? There's a huge ice wall - like GOT. That from Antarctica you can prove the Earth is flat?

I was repulsed by the sheer volume of garbage youtube "publishes."

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2019-07-29 12:12 PM | Reply

But he doesn't have a Ph.D. in climate science?
You should give him a link to this place. Let him meet Monson, DoGood, and Rein.
He'd quit.

#3 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

To be that stupid is amazing.

He wasn't doing Climate Science. He was doing Social Science on YouTube videos perspective.

He didn't ask whether Climate Change was happening. He asked, what percentage of videos oppose the scientific consensus on Climate Change.

His degree is exactly matched to what he was studying.

Honestly, how can you miss the point that badly?

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-07-29 01:37 PM | Reply

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