In the following video, linguist, philosopher, political activist and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky speaks about how there has been a concerted (and successful) public relations campaign to convince the public that climate change is a liberal hoax.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute and other businesses are said to be involved in this campaign. Chomsky also criticises mainstream media oulets, such as the New York Times, for running articles in the name of “fabled objectivity”. These present two sides of a climate change debate equally, when the reality of scientific consensus is quite different. This results in a distorted picture of climate science.
If you don’t have time to watch the whole 22 minutes, the first few minutes are worth watching, as those criticisms are put up front. Additionally, in the last couple of minutes, he talks about the state of clean technology in the U.S. and the potential of U.S. manufacturing in relation to that. He says that many clean technology ideas are coming from the U.S., but the manufacturing is being carried out elsewhere, not providing manufacturing jobs for beleaguered U.S. economy.