We’re telling the truth… they implied!
These days, there are some who will stop at nothing to protect and increase their profits, no matter what the consequences. I’m grateful to the others who are sharing some wisdom on what is going on and how to spot the red flags.
First off, in this TEDx talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
I’ve noticed so many of those tactics used. Have you?
Next, the new film Merchants of Doubt from Robert Kenner and Kim Roberts, inspired by the book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, is “a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin”.
How do you decide who is trustworthy and who is not?
Posted in Education
Tagged astroturf, Chemicals, climate change, deception, denial, documentary, doubt, EHS, manipulation, MCS, MCS/ES, misinformation, pharmaceuticals, politics, polluting for profit, public health, reality check, scepticism, science, smoking, tobacco science, trust, video
We now breathe, drink, eat and wear petrochemicals every where, every moment, every day! There’s no getting away from them!
Where are they coming from?
“The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products… Petroleum (oil) is also the raw material for many chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, and plastics.”
So many of the things we use (and consume) are being made from petrochemicals.
Check out these two charts:
Posted in Change, climate change, Environment, Environmental Health, Health, Pollution
Tagged alternatives, brain, cancer, ecocide, Food, gas, health, Human Rights, MCS/ES, oil, petrochemicals, possibilities, reality check, stuff, toxic trespass
This is not only an environmental crisis, although that is bad enough since we all depend on clean air and water for basic survival, this is also a health and human crisis.
The quest for and extraction of fossil fuels has reached a level that is threatening us all.
Reality Check: Canada’s Oil Sands
“Each fact included in Oil Sands Reality check is carefully researched, referenced and reviewed by a scientific advisory committee. This website was created as a resource for citizens, media, investors and decision makers who wish to participate in a more informed debate about the impacts of oil sands development.”
http://oilsandsrealitycheck.org/ and http://tarsandssolutions.org/
Posted in climate change, Environment, Environmental Health, Health, Images, Pollution, Public Health
Tagged cancer, change, ecocide, environmental refugees, fracking, gas, Human Rights, MCS/ES, oil, petrochemicals, pipeline accidents, pipelines, possibilities, reality check, sand, science, tar, toxic trespass, video