Yes, once again science and facts are getting in the way of Skynews and their global rush for ignorance and world dominance.
Today the Chilean volcano, Calbuco, erupted after a nice 50 year nap in rather spectacular style. Like this…
[ photo by @raulpalma ]
Whilst a few international media paid a bit of attention, because Chile, really, who cares according to Australian media, this story took a while to get noticed. Basically once photos like this came out and started to go viral well they had to jump on the social media bandwagon didn’t they.
So here is Sky News Weather Australia getting in on the deal.
Of course I am not a volcanologist, ( IAMNAV ), but with a strong interest in the earth sciences, unlike many in Skynews upper management, one of those images didn’t seem right.
Yes, that last image, funny how every other image (completely uncredited mind you, but not surprising really ) seems to show the same type of volcanic eruption, the last one is a lava flow from a small cone. Funny, all the Chilean media reports said it was a ash plume and failed to mention the lava… oh that’s right, all volcanoes look the same don’t they. This is really not that dissimilar to the way Skynews treats environmentalists, Muslims, scientists and anyone else they tend not to agree with.
This is the same as even an image in their stock library for volcanic eruptions even… oh and all these ones on Google Images as well.
So yes SkyNews before you run off and claim credit for amazing photos, which you didn’t take, but stole from the Internet (but please no one “steal” Game of Thrones in Australia, lest Foxtel get upset ), at least check that the image is actually of the volcano that you are talking about.
Because whilst your fact checking department has been cut back, if it ever existed, the rest of the world does know a thing or two.
P.S And for god sake, please credit images to their source, it would be terrible if people stole your content wouldn’t it.