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Noam Chomsky On How Climate Change Became A ‘Liberal Hoax’

July 15, 2011

(This video is re-posted from ZNet.)

In the following video, linguist, philosopher, political activist and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky speaks about how there has been a concerted (and successful) public relations campaign to convince the public that climate change is a liberal hoax.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute and other businesses are said to be involved in this campaign. Chomsky also criticizes mainstream media outlets, such as the New York Times, for running articles in the name of “fabled objectivity”. These present two sides of a climate change debate equally, when the reality of scientific consensus is quite different. This results in a distorted picture of climate science.

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