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Climate change counter-narratives

In response to Neil Winton’s question, there is a general tendency in the so-called mainstream media to tag man-made climate change onto virtually every weather and natural disaster story without giving any regard to opposing narratives. This is particularly pertinent in the case of hurricanes where, taking into account the under-reporting of hurricanes in the pre-satellite era, trends in frequency and intensity over the last 100 years have changed hardly at all, and if anything downward. There are similar counter-narratives about extreme weather, flooding, wild fires, polar bears and so on which never get aired, and a lot of scientists out there who would argue that science is never “settled”. ■