ONE OF OUR FACEBOOK PAGES, RIGHT TO SPEAK 2, WAS PUNISHED FOR SHARING AN ARTICLE REFERRING TO THE NUMBER OF RECENT AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES WHICH HAD BEEN STARTED BY ARSONISTS.
THE ARTICLE WAS FROM A WEB SITE CALLED "SUMMIT NEWS". NO ARTICLE THAT WE HAVE SEEN HAS MANAGED TO INCLUDE EVERY MINUTE DETAIL OF EVERY FACTOR INVOLVED IN THE FIRES. AT THE STAGE THAT THE ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, IT WAS TOO EARLY TO WRITE A POST MORTEM - DOES THE SANCTION MEAN THAT NO STORIES CAN BE WRITTEN UNTIL ALL FACTS ARE KNOWN? THAT'S A RIDICULOUS PROPOSITION.
BUT NOT FOR FACEBOOK AND THEIR FACT CHECKERS CALLED [IN THIS CASE], SCIENCE FEEDBACK.
THEIR CLAIM OF A VIOLATION RESTED ON THEIR "FACT" THAT THE SUMMIT NEWS ARTICLE DID NOT INCLUDE CLIMATE CHANGE AS A FACTOR IN THE SEVERITY OF THE FIRES. THUS, RIGHT TO SPEAK 2 WAS PUNISHED FOR SHARING IT TO THEIR TIMELINE, EVEN THOUGH AT THAT TIME HUNDREDS OF SIMILAR ARTICLES WERE BEING PUBLISHED IN BOTH MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND ON INTERNET SITES. BUT RIGHT TO SPEAK 2, COPPED A BAN.
NOW THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THE FACEBOOK FACT CHECKERS WERE WRONG
NOT ONLY ARE THEY WRONG .............. THEY HAVE UNJUSTLY DELETED AND PUNISHED FREE SPEECH BASED ON FACT. THE POSTED ARTICLE WAS NOT MERE OPINION. AND SO WHAT IF IT WAS?
HERE IS A SCREENSHOT OF THE ADVICE FROM FACEBOOK. I WON'T LENGTHEN THIS ARTICLE BY PUBLISHING THE ACTUAL ARTICLES SHOWN.
AS ONE CAN SEE FROM THE SHOT ABOVE, THE CAUSE OF THE FIRES AND THEIR SEVERITY ARE TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES.
THAT'S THE FACT CHECKERS ERROR #1
WHAT FOLLOWS IS THEIR ERROR [AND INJUSTICE] #2
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC STUDY PUBLISHED IMPLICATING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE BUSHFIRES.
IN THE ARTICLE BELOW, THE CSIRO COULD NOT FURNISH SUCH A STUDY.
For 10 excruciatingly long seconds yesterday, CSIRO boffins couldn’t answer a simple question from Queensland Senator Matt Canavan.
It all started when, in an attempt to push the “bushfires are caused by climate change” narrative, Labor senators got the CSIRO’s bushfires explainer document tabled in parliament.
They weren’t counting on the fleet-footed Canavan actually reading the explainer and catching the CSIRO out red-handed:
“When I read through it I noticed that the CSIRO had failed to include some key information,” said the savvy senator.
Canavan quoted the CSIRO’s official published position on climate change and bushfires: ‘However, no studies explicitly attributing the Australian increase in fire weather to climate change have been performed at this time’.
“Why wasn’t that sentence included in the explainer?” Canavan asked Doctor Peter Mayfield who was fronting Senate Estimates on behalf of the CSIRO.
“…it is really a question of what you choose to put in and not put in. There’s a lot of other things we could have written,” poor Mayfield bumbled.
Canavan replied: “This is apparently the latest version of ‘Climate Change in Australia’. Is that still the [CSIRO’s] position – that there are no studies attributing the Australian increase in fire weather to climate change?”
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Mayfield silently stared down at his notes, searching in vain for a shovel.
“I can have a crack at that if you want, Peter,” a CSIRO colleague’s voice is heard over the microphone.
But Mayfield soldiered on: “I was just having a quick check on it, yes. At this stage there are historical studies around that but at this stage we haven’t done any specific work.”
To be clear, this was the Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research caught red-handed trying to pin the bushfires on climate change despite its own official position being that there are no studies to prove this.
Speaking later in the evening, Canavan said:
“This was a document about climate change and the science about bushfires and they failed to include that the CSIRO has concluded in their last report on climate change in Australia that there are no studies linking climate change to fire weather at this stage.
“It’s like writing a report for a newspaper about a football match and not including the final score.
“It was essential to what they were trying to write and they left it out.”
Clearly this wasn’t a mistake by the CSIRO.
It was a deliberate attempt to fan the flames of the climate cult.
And of course, as solid members of said cult, the mainstream media hasn’t uttered a word about the exchange in Senate Estimates yesterday.
Information is being censored. Only one story gets up these days: Australia is burning and it’s all climate change’s/the government’s fault.