Daily Fail, the Puff Ho and the Indy repeating apocalyptic bollocks

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I blogged yesterday about the bullshit journalism of Nafeez Ahmed. Today the Daily FailPuffington Host and The Independent (a much more reputable outlet than the first two) are now rehasing his absurd piece on how a “Nasa funded study” backs up the view that we face imminent collapse of industrial civilization.

The Mail impressively make things even more fatuous than Ahmed’s piece. The “funded” part of “Nasa funded” study is simply dropped. As should be obvious to anyone who has read the actual study this is simply hyped up nonsense written by a crackpot with a rather low level of scientific literacy. And the author of the Independent’s piece clearly has not read the study this is based on, and simply makes up a bunch of stuff about what the study did. Three cheers for journalism.

However that other media outlets have republished this garbage tells you one thing. The imminent collapse of human civilization may not be near, but that of quality journalism almost certainly is. Or has it arrived already?

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