KQED Suspends Climate Watch

Russ Steele

KQED Climate Watch has been my viewing port on liberal climate change thinking for the past 4 years.  I did my best to introduce some facts into the discussion by posting in the comments section. Some times those comments appeared on the webpage and then they just vanished. Some times the editors found it hard to deal with the facts.  Now we learn that Climate Watch blog is being suspended in a KQED reorganization.

After four years, numerous awards, and something just shy of 900 blog posts, the multimedia reporting effort that’s been known as Climate Watch is turning a significant page. KQED is combining our efforts with Quest, the station’s more broadly-based science and environmental news and programming effort.

Could it be that the interest in climate change is declining and the Climate Watch readership is declining?  It is interesting to note that the UK Times is suspending publication of it’s monthly global warming propaganda flyer Eureka this month as well.

News International is set to close Eureka, the monthly science and environmental magazine distributed with The Times, this week following a sustained loss of advertising from its global top spending companies

The closure of the 64-page stitched magazine, the first ever launched with the weekday Times and the first dedicated monthly science magazine of any national newspaper, comes exactly three years after its launch.

A source said the imminent closure was a sign of shifting consumer and corporate priorities, as the heightened time of political consciousness around the environment and green issues appears to have receded in these austere times… 

..Eureka covers topics ranging from life and earth sciences to green issues and oceanography…

When readers lose interest, the advertisers lose interest as well. As noted  corporate and consumer priorities have changed. My guess that KQED Climate Watch reader priorities have changed as well, thus the reorganization.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

5 Responses to KQED Suspends Climate Watch

  1. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    I’m so sick of green, which as a color I hate too, I do a personal boycott of companies spouting it

  2. gjrebane says:

    How can we tie all this loss of interest to the suspension of AB32?

  3. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I know from personal experience that bovine semi-solid body waste is green.

  4. Good question George, and I am not sure that will be possible. The California Legislature’s has dodge accountability for the negative effects its progressive actions have on the state’s residents and businesses by turning the state over to CARB, CEPA and other technocratic organizations, free from elected over site.

    According to author Laer Pearce, writing in “Crazifornia! Tales from the Tarnished State — How California is Destroying Itself and Why It Matters to America.”

    They have effectively turned California into a technocracy — a government ruled by educated elites who know what’s best for the people. It is these technocrats in the state’s many large and powerful regulatory agencies, commissions, and boards who actually impose the will of the Legislature through obtrusive and costly regulations and fines that were at best approved only in vague concept by California’s elected representatives.”

    We are screwed and we either learn to like or, seek shelter out side the state.

  5. Arthur M. Day. says:

    It’s not perfect up in here Washington state, but it’s better than in Crazyfornia. And if you do some searching you can find which the states are saner. Republican Governer and Republican majorities in both houses should be high on your list of desirables.

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