Cult of Climastrology Looks To Go After Advertising Industry

Well, this is new. I haven’t seen the Cult of Climastrology go after advertising yet

Black Friday: How can the ad industry help tackle climate change?

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As shoppers scramble for deals on Black Friday, spurred on by frenzied marketing campaigns, critics have called on advertisers to consider how the industry impacts climate change and to shift to a greener model.

Environmentally conscious consumers worldwide are trying to limit the excesses of Black Friday, when people spend billions of dollars on retail goods, and push to make it more sustainable.

Using the hashtags #TurnBlackFridayGreen and #ReclaimBlackFriday on social media, individuals on Friday suggested people shun e-commerce giants like Amazon and buy locally.

Yet while the spotlight may be on retailers, big advertising firms have “largely escaped accountability” despite indirectly fuelling global warming, according to a report by the New Weather Institute think-tank and its partners.

What role does advertising play in the climate crisis and what is the industry doing to tackle the issue?

Obviously, the CoC is upset that Other People are seeing ads to buy things for themselves and as gifts for others, which is wasteful and Evil and stuff. You can read the rest of that Reuters article, let’s flip to the UK Guardian for a bit more honesty as to what this report and the CoC really want to do

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges
Industry promotes materialism and lifts sales of climate-harming products, study says

Advertising needs to be controlled and changed to reduce its impact on the climate, according to a report released as consumers prepare to spend billions on Black Friday.

The report by the New Weather Institute thinktank and the charity We are Possible examines how advertising indirectly contributes to climate change and the ecological emergency.

Researchers say the promotion of consumerism, materialism and a work-and-spend cycle, and the industry’s role in pushing sales of beef, tobacco, high-polluting SUVs and flights, are all part of that indirect role.

The report says the advertising industry has so far escaped scrutiny about its role in contributing to climate change. Tim Kasser, an emeritus professor of psychology at Knox College in Illinois, who co-authored the report, said there was a body of evidence to show that in order to make progress in addressing and reversing climate and ecological degradation, it would be prudent to rein in and change the practices of the advertising industry.

Who would reign it in? Advertising won’t destroy their own industry, so, it would be up to government controlling the economy even more. What’s that called?

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One Response to “Cult of Climastrology Looks To Go After Advertising Industry”

  1. Dana says:

    They want the State to control advertising, otherwise known as: speech! Of course they do!

    Researchers say the promotion of consumerism, materialism and a work-and-spend cycle, and the industry’s role in pushing sales of beef, tobacco, high-polluting SUVs and flights, are all part of that indirect role.

    When was the last time you even saw an advertisement for tobacco? It has been banned on broadcast media for a couple of decades now. If tobacco companies are even still allowed to advertise in print, the decline of print sales overall would be pushing it downward.

    I’ve said it before: today’s left have seen George Orwell’s 1984 not as a warning but a model for good government. How far is it from ‘reining in’ advertising to establishing a Ministry of Truth?

    Good heavens, people like beef, but the warmunists just know that eating beef is bad, bad, bad! Therefore both the availability of beef and people’s demand for it must be curtailed.

    The failure of Marxism has always been that Herr Marx was stupid: he wrote his ideas based on the flawed notion that people similarly situated would all think alike. Since that isn’t true, today’s socialists have to resort to making people think alike.

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