It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Climate change censored on Wikipedia Climate change censored on Wikipedia
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Climate change censored on Wikipedia
Thread Tools
Old 6th November 2012, 07:21   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 112,812
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Climate change censored on Wikipedia

While most of the world's press said that the weird weather in the US was probably caused by climate change, the world's online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, didn't mention that suggestion.

According to Pop Sci, that is because the brains behind the Wikipedia page, Ken Mampel, an unemployed, 56-year-old Floridian, is a climate change denier who used the page to push his own agenda.

Mampel created a winner on the page. His Wackypedia article was the single most-viewed document about Hurricane Sandy. Mampel established himself as by far the most active contributor to the page, with more than twice the number of edits than his nearest contributor.

But Mampel made sure that the Hurricane Sandy article, for four days after the hurricane made landfall in New Jersey, had no mention of "global warming" or "climate change".

Indeed, it was not until 1 November that a new section appeared at the bottom of the page titled "Connection to global warming".

It was deleted by Mampel, who insisted that it be sent to the global warming page.

Mampel has continued to fight to keep any discussion on global warming on the grounds that this was a cause. He has made it clear that he does not believe in climate change and has had to bend a lot of the reports so that climate change is not mentioned.

For example, he mentioned that New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg had endorsed Obama for president based on his handling of the hurricane. He failed to mention that Bloomberg had specifically mentioned climate change in his endorsement speech.

There are shedloads of examples of science focused comments about Sandy being linked to climate change but Mampel wouldn't add that to the Wikipedia entry.

If someone pointed to a reference, he took it out because in his religion, it is not proven.

The hijacking of Wikipedia by those with political views or wishing to push an agenda has always been the site's Achilles' heel. In this case it is just one editor, with oddball ideas, trying to keep information that does not fit into a fantasy away from the great unwashed.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wikipedia is accurate says, er, Wikipedia study Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 6th August 2012 07:36
Norfolk coppers close climate investigation Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 20th July 2012 07:23
Google to flag 'censored' searches for Chinese users (video) Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 4th June 2012 09:10
Monmouth becomes Wikipedia town Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 21st May 2012 08:10
A World Without Wikipedia @ Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 20th January 2012 09:37
A $20 8-Bit Wikipedia Reader For Your TV jmke WebNews 0 29th July 2010 21:38
Reconstructing the climate of medieval Europe jmke WebNews 1 13th April 2010 17:32
Hungry Shrimps Eat Climate Change Experiment jmke WebNews 3 27th March 2009 19:32
Top Wikipedia Articles - Showdown! jmke WebNews 0 3rd August 2006 12:57

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:42.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO