I was surprised today to catch the tail-end of a short video on NCTV expressing the fringe view that global warming is not caused by humans. The video also promoted a book called “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years,” by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery.
The video, featuring a talk by Avery, is not in NCTV’s schedule but was shown just before the beginning of today’s channel 17 broadcast about noon of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ Special Meeting of July 6th.
I called NCTV staff and learned that this video is one of a large collection of short videos on file at the studio that are used as “fillers.” Short fillers allow NCTV staff to fill gaps between regularly-scheduled programs as they occur from time-to-time.
Quite properly, NCTV is “blind” to the content of its programming, precisely so that it will reflect the diversity of views in the community at large. NCTV staff told me that they have also run other programs on global warming.
This suggests to me that anyone in our community who wants to promote the mainstream view, anthropogenic (or “man-made”) global warming (AGW), would do well to offer some short content — preferably under 20 minutes — to NCTV to include in their filler library for future use.
Here’s a short 3-minute excerpt from the piece I caught today on channel 17, the government channel: