High guys, YouTube has a long history of making bizarre decisions, for instance they terminated my first climate science focus channel, citing spam, scams, and deceptive content, back in 2017. In 2018 they stopped recommending all my weather extreme related content, often not even listing them in the search.
Then in January 2019 they demonetized the Climate State YouTube channel without notification, warnings, or prior notices. YouTube also declined to let us challenge a copyright strike, even though it should be clear when viewing that video.
YouTube cites reused content policy violations when they demonetized me, which means lack of commentary or educational value. Those extreme weather videos I have created often were the only one mentioning climate change, how is this not an educational value? How are summaries, carefully selected segments, with improved audio quality, intros and outros not educational?
Most YT climate videos do not align with basic climate science
YouTube is 90% used for entertainment, science and climate science are niche topics, and according to a recent 2019 study most of climate change videos oppose the scientific consensus on climate change, or hijack technical terms to make them appear more credible.
The videos were then assessed to judge how closely they adhered to the scientific consensus, as represented by the findings of reports by UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2013 onwards.
These concluded that humans have been the “dominant cause” of global warming since the 1950s. However, Allgaier found that the message of 120 of the top 200 search results went against this view.
Does this make YouTube a Climate Villain?
YouTube is the largest video platform, the largest website with Google and Facebook, and if you browse climate videos it won’t take long until YouTube even recommends climate denial, arguments which have been proven false.
Essentially YouTube is the largest place for climate denialism, plus these videos outnumber real climate science, plus they claim that Climate State videos have no educational value.
I have created over thousand videos since around 2012, trying to make an impact when it comes to climate change science communications, but for some reason YouTube now claims that my videos have no educational value, they did not identify which video, so first I removed 300, then another 300, and then another 300 videos.
Because I disagree with YouTube’s judgement, the judgement of a social network which actively promotes climate denial, a social network which cut my revenue, a social network which made false decisions in the past when it came to my videos, because of these reasons I ask people to sign my petition
PLEASE SIGN + SHARE the Petition