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When News Becomes Neuro-Linguistic Programming
A news story about a poll on global warming appears to use psychologically manipulative wording in a way that raises reader anxiety or belief in something never substantiated by scientific evidence.
Talk about stealth journalism. In my opinion the widely distributed December 2020 AP news story about a poll that 'Belief in Global Warming Rises with Thermometers' quickly turns into an exercise in ad copy-style Neuro-Linguistic Programming - very sleek, elegantly designed and implemented.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a semi-hypnotic method of 'transformational' therapy. People's beliefs are modified or changed through the carefully positioned, bridged and obliquely repeated words that command the audience to think or act a certain way.
The story opens with a breathtaking statistic - four out of five Americans believe! Repetitive embedded commands to 'believe' temperatures are rising (12 times) and that people 'think' global warming is occurring (8 times) dot the article.
Though the headline claims "belief...rises with thermometers..." there is never a shred of supporting scientific evidence offered as to whether global warming is happening or not. This is part of the assumptive method of indoctrination known as 'source amnesia.'
But oddly, NLP methods appear throughout, like references that help a person visualize something.
The AP news writer cites Phil Adams, a retired photographer as 'evidence' that one person out of 1,002 surveyed "believes very much in climate change because of what he has seen with his own eyes." There's the NLP visual cue.
Another expert Jon Krosnick, a social psychologist and pollster asserts that "Events are helping these people see what the scientists thought they had been seeing all along."
That's terrible writing, but a brilliant NLP embedded command! It changes up from commands to only 'believe' or 'think.' This exceptional line tells us ordinary 'people' we can actually 'see' what 'the scientists thought they had been seeing all along.'
This clever wording shifts the reader to the status of a quasi-scientist, and psychic too. What we 'see' (which is what we have been told to 'think' and 'believe') is what scientists could only think about. Our judgement is above theirs and above objective scientific evidence.
Mr. Adams then says "We consistently see more and more changes based upon the fact that the weather is warmer."
The fact that the weather is warming? Where are his satellite temperature records?
But there's a method in the madness.
A visual cue is present in the words "photographer" and "see." The deeper meaning? "Eye witness"...to "fact."
The article offers a photo of Greenland ice melt as visual 'proof' where the cut-line tells us polar ice is melting faster. But this is not proof of anything!
In my view this is a brilliant stealth 'news' piece by AP-GfK, ostensibly about a poll throughout. GfK, the polling company is a public relations company, with expertise in changing public opinion and building brand. Now you know how they do it.
Global warming does happen - so does global cooling. Scientists struggle to tell us why. Pollsters simply attempt to convince us it is so without evidence.
The piece is crowned with the oft-repeated deception that among climate scientists... "the 'belief in global warming is about 97%, according to a scientific study." The writer doesn't cite the study, or refer to the cause of 'global warming'.
Perhaps the study in question is that of Andregg et al, where only 79 scientists took part: "Of these specialists, 96.2% (76 of 79) answered "risen" to question 1 and 97.4% (75 of 77) answered yes to question 2."
Question 1 asked: "When compared with pre-1800s levels, do you think that mean global temperatures have generally risen, fallen, or remained relatively constant?" The correct answer is "risen", so 76 of 79 specialists answered correctly. However, the year 1800 was in the Little Ice Age and very cold. Almost none of the warming from 1800 to 1940 could have been caused by carbon dioxide emissions because the concentration rise was insignificant.
Question 2 was "Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?" Therefore, the 75 of 77 specialists who answered yes were correct since black soot in the Arctic, deforestation and urban heat islands all contribute...but this is not a scientific question. It's ask for an opinion and does not define what human activity may be a cause.
There are some 5.8 million science and technology researchers in the US alone. More than 10,000 of them declined to answer any of the subjective questions in the Andregg "study." That's far from 97% consensus.
Many headlines accompanying this story claimed 'belief in global warming rising with temperatures.' Now that's a global warming whopper!
The UK Met office recently revealed there has been no global warming for 16 years despite a rise in CO2.
Not one word from a climate scientist in this article but lots of 'believe,' 'think,' 'see,' 'fact.'