More spin won’t help the climate

Crikey readers talk climate change (and how to sell it) and Abbott's commitment to free-trade agreements.

The last thing we need on climate change is spin

John Boyd writes: Re. “From the brains behind Rhonda and Kevin07, how to sell climate change” (yesterday). The input from all these expert “spinners” is pretty disappointing. They all seem to assume that there is some entity with a real interest in selling the idea, and that it has the resources to engage all those PR experts and production companies to mount serious publicity campaigns. The only people with such resources are large corporations or government. Ha!

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4 thoughts on “More spin won’t help the climate

  1. zut alors

    @ Terry MIlls: obviously Abbott didn’t enrol in the Rhodes Scholar course for negotiating.

    It will prove to be an invaluable tool he lacks. Palmer will run circles around him… & sooner than Abbott would like.

  2. paddy

    Refreshing input from John Boyd, James Burke and David Whittingham.
    Thank you all.
    I was so getting disheartened by the “wisdom of spinners”, that I wondered if I was actually reading a parody of Crikey.

  3. Richard

    James Burke: good letter.

  4. Govind Maksay

    Great letter from James Burke

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