YouTube Terminates Largest Climate Science Channel

December 1, 2017


In the age of Trump, pedophilia is a virtue, while no good deed goes unpunished, and science is increasingly a thought crime.

Climate State has been doing an absolutely amazing job of providing a useful historical archive of important experts warning on climate issues through past decades.

I have accessed their vast archive of historical and scientific footage many times for pieces on this blog,  in fact, I had one in the can for tomorrow, footage of Carl Sagan warning about climate change in 1990. It is no longer available — and will remain so, unless YouTube, in its wisdom, reinstates them.

Climate State:

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.

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.

Our video backup can be accessed here If you want to support us you can become a Patreon, or donate. Climate State is entirely independent, without funding.

Peter Sinclair: Climate State has been doing an absolutely amazing job of providing a useful historical archive of important experts warning on climate issues through past decades.

19 Responses to “YouTube Terminates Largest Climate Science Channel”

  1. neilrieck Says:

    It has been said that there is no freedom to publish in China (with references to the great fire Wall etc.) but now I am wondering about America, and this didn’t start under Trump. For example, reporter Chris Hedges was fired in 2003 by the so-called “liberal” New York Times for suggesting that the USA was not justified in attacking Iraq.
    To the best of my knowledge, Hedges was the only reporter saying so at the time and now we know he was right and everyone else was wrong. In fact, all TV media organizations (like CNN) where complicit as they provided hourly coverage of the shock-and-awe campaign as the Americans attacked Baghdad.

    When YouTube started up, then was taken over by Google, I assumed it would do a better job of getting out the truth, but I was wrong. Like the New York Times or any other publisher is showing, it is safer to just make money while ensuring you do not attract the attention of the government. I doubt that conditions exist today where the press would could make its way through a Watergate-style impeachment.

    Welcome to 1984

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