fictional ‘climate science and sustainability’ …

It’s been obvious for some time to me, how environmentalist journalism is prone to exaggeration, telling tales and making things up. Ecowatch, in their eternal exaggerations, caused me to do a 5 second search of author Mongabay. Fiction is the result, with a pretty map, ending up at The Guardian:

This Map Shows How Your Consumption Habits Impact Wildlife Thousands of Miles Away

Scientists have mapped how major consuming countries drive threats to endangered species elsewhere.|By Mongabay

After perusing the above news-feed, I commented here after a short visit to Mongabay:

Tom Harley Fiction

Just what I expected to see.

Have a look, it describes the way climatist greenies can influence an environmental agenda, says Stanford University.

The purpose of Australian novelist Guy Lane’s fiction writing is to help normalize the conversation about sustainability. At present, only a small percentage of the public talks about climate science and sustainability. The opportunity exists to bring these ideas to a wider audience through popular fiction.

Cover of the novel Yongala by Guy Lane, featuring the image Sarah by Andreas Franke from The Sinking World collection.
Cover of the novel Yongala by Guy Lane, featuring the image Sarah by Andreas Franke from The Sinking World collection.

[…] The challenge is to embed the sustainability themes so that they do not become didactic or overt, and thus distract from the flow of the story. Fiction novels are not text-books, and themes need to be divulged subtly, with the intent that they work their way into the subconscious of the reader.

This writing process allows Guy to cover a broad range of sustainability themes, including Planetary Boundaries, the Blue Economy, Eradicating Ecocide, the rise of the global Superclass, algae biofuels, and the role of the mainstream media in keeping us all in the dark. Guy’s writing process has three distinct levels: theme, context, characters and plot.

In ‘normal speak’ translation, leftist propaganda or science fiction. They are quoting this ‘Guy’, a Guardian Fake News writer:

  • Guy Lane | The Guardian


    Guy Lane . Guy Lane is Assistant Picture Editor, News. 19 December 2016. … climate change wildlife energy pollution science media crosswords blog editor quick

    So Stanford University is a Guardian reader. Heh. Reality becomes fiction, or is it fiction becoming reality. Ask Guy:

  • Guy Lane Fiction Writer

    Guy Lane‘s novels showcase the ideas of a practitioner and thought-leader in sustainability. He is a strategist, advisor, commentator and entrepreneur.

  • About Tom Harley

    Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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    2 Responses to fictional ‘climate science and sustainability’ …

    1. Hi Tom,
      First of all, I just want to say how much I enjoy your posts – particularly your spectacular photography! They are the highlight of my evening when they arrive in my Inbox. And if I ever win the lottery (hah!) Australia will be my first port of call (well, perhaps 2nd after my revisit to Israel)!

      But there was something in your post i.e. “”, that rang a bell. And sure enough, MAHB (The Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere) is an org I had stumbled across in May, 2013. At that time, they got a big splash via Nature where they were “Getting the word out on the Biosphere Crisis”.

      And, of course, in “getting the word out”, MAHB’s movers and shakers used the oh-so-innovative approach of gathering names in order to percolate and circulate “endorsements”. But you’ll never guess whose names I found amongst the 500+ signatories: Mann, Gleick, Weaver, Hansen, Karoly, Ehrlich, and Suzuki. Quelle surprise, eh?!

      One name did surprise me, because he happens to be a very longtime and dear family friend. He’s definitely a distinguished scientist – albeit now retired – and a well-known expert in his field. My suspicion was that he had not actually read the material master-minded by MAHB. Some months later, he confirmed that my suspicion was correct:-) But I digress …

      This Ehrlichian et al effort was so good it was accorded a place of honour in (Canada’s) Financial Post’s 2013 “Junk Science Week” See:

      And for any who might be interested in my take – and all the gory details: please see:

      Crisis of the week: the biosphere … new “Statement” percolated, circulated and endorsed

      P.S. Happy New Year!

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