Posted by Neil Hague - memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 24 June 2024

Why is BBC Verify Smearing a Kenyan Subsistence Farmer as a Climate Change ‘Denier’ in the Pay of Big Oil?

Last week, the BBC Verify team’s Marco Silva published a World Service radio documentary, an article and a Twitter/X thread on climate and energy realism’s rising star, Jusper Machogu. Machogu, claims Silva, has become “a champion of climate change denial”. “I have been looking for answers,” he says, promising to explain the young Kenyan farmer’s ascendency. But what followed was a bog-standard smear piece that tells us more about Marco Silva and BBC Verify than it does about Machogu.

Machogu’s core argument is simple. “Do I and a billion and half other Africans deserve a good life? Bet ya!” he says. “But can we do that minus access to life saving Fossil Fuels? A big no!” That simple proposition is not what concerns Silva, whose belief is that “denial” of climate change underpins Machogu’s perspective and his global reach. Consequently, Silva’s hatchet job revolves entirely around just one tweet, in which Machogu wrote that “Climate change is mostly natural” and that “A warmer climate is good for life”. Accordingly, Silva assembles expert opinion from experts to bash this straw man.

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