YouTube Putting Pointless Labels On Climate Videos

Posted: August 12, 2018 by oldbrew in climate, Critique, media, Natural Variation

In which we learn that Youtube either doesn’t understand, or is not concerned about, the difference between natural warming and alleged man-made warming of the Earth climate system since the Little Ice Age ended.

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~

The lefty BuzzFeed News has a long article saying that YouTube is beginning to label videos related to the climate with a statement that the Earth is warming. Since this fact is not a matter of debate the labels are pointless. Since the videos from both sides get labeled the same, labeling is meaningless. The clueless alarmists think this is some sort of improvement.

The label simply says this: “Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming.” In short the Earth is warming.

I have logged over 700 YouTube videos that are skeptical of climate change alarmism and not one argues that the Earth is not warming. The debate is entirely about the…

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  1. Ron Clutz says:

    Wojick makes a good point. The labels serve mainly to alert viewers that the topic is a matter of opinion and there are differences of opinion. Of course, that presumes that alarmist videos are tagged in exactly the same manner.

  2. oldbrew says:

    The Youtube trick perhaps is to get people to soak up the linked Wikipedia content, which usually leans heavily in the direction of man-made climate change theories as promoted by the IPCC and its followers – without, of course, offering any balanced alternatives which are readily available.

  3. Gary says:

    When the internet was young (c.1992) there was discussion in some quarters about judging the quality of items in a proposed internet encyclopedia (this was much before Wikipedia) and letting authoritative groups add seals of approval (SOAPs) to them. A naive thought, perhaps, but nobody at that time had any real idea of the future. What Youtube is doing is applying it’s own SOAP, rather than letting others do it. They are confusing their role as service provider with that of content critic.

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    you can always tell a warmist church acolyte. They pretty much always use the term “denier” in their spew to refer to anyone not on their team.

    “You are not of the body! You will be absorbed.”

  5. pochas94 says:

    YouTube should be prohibited from altering or overwriting original content, but be allowed to post comments in the comments section with the other viewers. Don’t know whether the original material has an implied copyright or not. If so, somebody should sue.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Re Youtube:
    On July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided a scientifically accurate explainer. The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that “multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming.”

    But as the post above explains, whether it’s warming isn’t the main point of the ‘climate debate’. And the implication is that Wikipedia is 100% factual, despite its tendency to lapse into opinion.

    NB the ‘explainers’ are shown in the US only for now.