Ferret misses positives

In the Herald by the Ferret’s Paul Dobson:

The Scottish Government has missed its targets on reducing climate emissions in five of the seven sectors set out in its 2018 plan to tackle climate change.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19662727.snp-slammed-five-seven-key-climate-targets-missed/

Day 5 of the Herald/Labour/Ferret to undermine Scotland’s achievements and, in so doing, distracting from Tory/UK/corporate failures.

The Ferret is correct, in that aspirational targets have not been met but oh so wrong, at times, in it’s use of misleading data. I haven’t got the energy to dig into today’s set but yesterday, they distorted the evidence on water pollution:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/10/22/a-little-pre-cop26-perspective-on-scotlands-polluted-waterways/

The day before, it was a scare story on air pollution with no context, as if the Ferret is really just a tabloid:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/10/21/say-after-us-scotland-is-more-polluted/

On Wednesday 20th, Day 2 of their ‘special’ it was wildlife at risk and again no context, just a scare worthy of the Sun:

https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/10/20/scotlands-wildlife-only-1-of-species-at-risk/

Today, it’s just another one sided piece of tabloid journalism unconcerned to properly inform. There’s none of the positives in the balance, like these:

Country% of electricity from renewables
Norway110.82
Iceland100.64
Scotland 97%
Albania
88.45
Austria75.14
Sweden71.19
Denmark65.35
Portugal53.77
Latvia53.42
Montenegro52.66
Croatia49.78
Bosnia and Herzogvina45.48
Romania41.71
Germany40.82
Finland38.07
Spain36.93
Ireland36.49
Italy34.97
UK34.77
Slovenia32.63
Greece31.3
Serbia30.11
North Macedonia23.78
Bulgaria23.51
France22.38
Estonia22
Slovakia21.49
Belgium20.83
Lithuania18.79
Netherlands18.22
Poland14.35
Czech Republic14.05
Luxembourg10.86
Hungary9.99
Cyprus9.76
Malta8.04
Kosovo5.15
Moldova3.04

or

Lord Deben, chair of the Climate Change Committee and former UK Environment Secretary told Holyrood’s Net Zero committee that Scotland’s approach has allowed him to ‘say to other parts of the United Kingdom why don’t they do it as well as the Scots?’

Scotland has passed world-leading climate change legislation as part of our aim to become a net zero country by 2045 – something hailed by the UN as “an inspiring example of the level of ambition we need globally”.  

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The UN climate change secretary has praised Scotland’s progress on climate change as “exemplary”.

The Climate Change Act, passed in 2009 by the Scottish Parliament, set binding targets to cut emissions for each year until 2020.

Christiana Figueres told BBC Scotland that, despite the Scottish government not meeting its interim targets, she was impressed by the pace of change.

She said the fact that emissions had been cut by 38% was “quite impressive”.

Speaking to BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme during a visit to Edinburgh, she said: “If we’re moving back on the trend, that is not good, but we’re moving forwards.

“We do know that Scotland has already been very exemplary to the world because it had all parties approving the 2009 act, with a 42% emissions cut target by 2020. We’re already at 38%. That is actually quite impressive.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35772636

There’s more but, enough?

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5 thoughts on “Ferret misses positives

  1. Lets be blunt here. If the Ferret came out with praise for SNP would the Herald have highlighted it? – No!

    The whole purpose of this exercise was to damage the SNP ahead of COP26. But by using the auspices of the Ferret, it covers the Heralds own agenda.

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  2. They won’t stop with the SNP very bad during the event, it will be ramped up in fact. The fact the EngGov kept broadcasting as a reserved power to Westminster, and thereby now also control the media, is really very dangerous for Scotland.
    We have to really support independent media and blogs for Scotland.
    Broadcasting Scotland, Indycar Gordon Ross and Indy Truck Davy, Independence live on YouTube, and Wee Ginger Dug and of course TuS. It’s the only way to counter the constant terrible lies and misleading reports from the ‘media’ that so many still watch daily on their tv screens, and read daily in the British Nationalist rags. Could the independent media be linked to here John with followed blogs? Not sure if that’s allowed on WP.

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  3. More Clickbait on the Herald. Another day another appalling headline. The unionists troll the place to go for a needs up. Printing rubbish. Scotland the best place in the world for renewables and the technology. 25% in surplus and nearer the source pays more. It should be 10% less for parity. Another Westminster rip off.

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