The Guardian accuses the Biden administration of local weather denial – with that?

Guest contribution by Eric Worrall

The Biden administration’s appeal to OPEC to pump more oil to keep gasoline affordable has rarely drawn criticism from the Guardian.

Do you deny? Because it’s not just anti-Vaxxers and climate skeptics

Jonathan Freedland
Sat 14 Aug 2021 01.55 AEST

Accepting the facts of climate science without changing the way we live also means denying reality

The anti-vaccine movement is easy to laugh about, and this week they made it even easier. Hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the television center in West London, apparently unaware that they were not at the BBC headquarters or their news agency – which they blame for brainwashing the British public – but in a building which the group had evacuated eight years ago and which now consists of luxury apartments and daytime TV studios. If only they had done their own research.

On the same day that Piers and the White City billboard went into effect, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented its report on the state of our planet. It was the sharpest warning to date. UN Secretary General António Guterres called it a “Code Red for Humanity” and added that the alarm bells are deafening. The IPCC found that sea levels are rising, polar ice is melting, there are floods, droughts and heat waves, and that human activity is “clearly” the cause.

Now there are some who still deny this plain truth, just as some insist that the coronavirus is a “planemia” hatched by Bill Gates or caused by 5G telephone poles or aliens. Both groups are guilty of cognitive denial for failing to update their beliefs in the light of the evidence.

But there is another form of denialwhat the philosopher Quassim Cassam calls “behavioral or practical denial”. This is the mindset that science accepts compiled by the IPCC – it hears the alarm bell – but still does not change his behavior. It can operate at the government level: note the White House official on Wednesday challenged global oil producers to open the taps and increase productionso that stressed US drivers can buy cheaper gasoline. And it lives in particular, in the fatalism that there is nothing a person can do to stop a planetary emergency, so you might as well shrug your shoulders and move on. Which means “acting like you are a climate change denier,” says Cassam. “The practical result is the same.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/13/denial-anti-vaxxers-climate-sceptics

It’s nice that The Guardian noticed the hypocrisy of the establishment activists, but they should have been there from day one. In my opinion, in desperation to achieve their cherished social goals, The Guardian has taken an easy ride on hypocrites who say what the Guardian wants to hear but have ignored or devalued actions that I believe represent a complete disdain for values ​​and beliefs Guardian writers publicly promote.

People like John Kerry, Obama’s alleged maskless super-spreader birthday party, Biden’s luxury private jet use, Fauci going maskless while enforcing masquerade mandates, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s hypocrisy at French laundry, Nancy Pelosis Rulebreaking hair dating or UK government ministers showing contempt for their own Covid quarantine rules, our awakened leaders have gotten away from granting exceptions to themselves or simply ignoring the rules the rest of us are supposed to follow with minimal criticism from mainstream media like The Guardian.

Note The Guardian article mentioned a recent Sting video in which protester Piers Corbyn, who is protesting the vaccination mandate, appears to accept a £ 10,000 bribe from an Astra Zeneca investor to exclude his product from his campaign. Corbyn claims the video is misleading. My Opinion – the clip in which Corbyn takes the bribe is suspiciously short. I strongly suspect that the footage the Sting Orchestrators cut from that pivotal moment in their video echoed Corbyn’s condition of assuming that the donation would not affect how he conducts his campaign.

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