Dr Muriel Newman, Summarised by The Centrist
We now know that, in 2022, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Government used taxpayer funding to disseminate climate propaganda as news. The Official Information Act has revealed that half a million dollars of advertising was bought during that period from two major news outlets – TVNZ and Stuff.
For media companies to publish sponsored material as news, without tagging the content as “sponsored”, is deceptive.
Equally as bad is the Labour Government’s willingness to manipulate the media – and the public – to advance its alarmist climate agenda.
In spite of basic science revealing that human induced greenhouse gas emissions cannot threaten the planet, in 2020 Jacinda Ardern declared a climate emergency.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), however, has found insufficient evidence to prove any long-term increase in the frequency of extreme weather events.
Labour and the Greens continued to misrepresent science and manipulate media coverage to promote their socialist agenda.
The media needs to start asking the hard questions that should have been asked long ago: Why did Labour fail to correct their climate models, once the assumptions on which their projections are based were discredited by the IPCC?