Breaking: YouTube terminates largest Climate Science channel in the World

Here we go again, after YouTube just last February took down the Climate State channel, and now again. The Climate State channel had close to 18.000 subscribers and 6.5 million views, over 600 videos – the biggest climate change focused channel on the planet.

Update December 2017: Climate State is Back!

If visitors now try to access the channel, a highlighted message reads:

This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations.

Back in February it took several days before the channel was enabled again – and nobody provided any explanation. The channel is in good standing, meaning there are zero copyright strikes, there are no valid copyright claims, and no other community violations we made aware of. The community guidelines are very broad, and can be read here.

In an email YouTube staff informed us of the following:

We’d like to inform you that due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines ( your YouTube account Climate State has been suspended. After review we determined that activity in your account violated our Community Guidelines, which prohibit spam, scams or commercially deceptive content ( ). Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts. For more information about account terminations and how our Community Guidelines are enforced, please visit our Helper Center

The appeal was rejected, citing the community guidelines. Apparently, the decision is wrong when YouTube cites spam, scams and deception.

If you feel that YouTube should activate our channel, sign below petition. It takes just a few minutes. If the channel stays inactive then I have no longer the option to publish video content, the stuff I did the past two years extensively, hundreds of videos. A YouTube policy prohibits me from doing climate videos ever again in light of a termination. The petition will be send to YouTube’s CEO.

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