Russia’s media is not promoting climate change socialism and the Western media is trying to immunize people from their skepticism.
It is a tragic irony that what was once the center of ideological socialism in the world is now standing against the global warming scam which Western elites are using to justify climate change socialism—wealth redistribution on the basis of environmentalism. Naturally, the Western media must mock and marginalize the country for this. Thus, the New York Times reports, “Russian Media Take Climate Cue From Skeptical Putin.”
Wildfires crackled across Siberia this summer, turning skies ochre and sending up enough smoke from burning pines to blot out satellite views of the 400-mile-long Lake Baikal.
To many climate scientists, the worsening fires are a consequence of Siberia getting hotter, the carbon unleashed from its burning forests and tundra only adding to man-made fossil fuel emissions. Siberia’s wildfire season has lengthened in recent years and the 2015 blazes were among the biggest yet, caking the lake, the “Pearl of Siberia”, in ash and scorching the surrounding permafrost.
But the Russian public heard little mention of climate change, because media coverage across state-controlled television stations and print media all but ignored it. On national TV, the villains were locals who routinely but carelessly burn off tall grasses every year, and the sometimes incompetent crews struggling to put the fires out.
While Western media have examined the role of rising temperatures and drought in this year’s record wildfires in North America, Russian media continue to pay little attention to an issue that animates so much of the world.
Throughout the story Putin and the state-run media is blamed while, at the same time, they admit that the Russian public is skeptical.
The indifference reflects widespread public doubt that human activities play a significant role in global warming, a tone set by President Vladimir Putin, who has offered only vague and modest pledges of emissions cuts ahead of December’s U.N. climate summit in Paris.
Of course, if global warming was true, Russia would clearly benefit. There is no reason for them to hurt their economy for the sake of climate change socialism, even if limiting carbon emissions had a substantial impact on earth temperatures.
Russia represents a real threat to Western elites. Canada has also shown signs of resistance to climate change socialism, as has Australia. It wouldn’t take much for the entire media illusion to shatter.