If the theme of the upcoming Alaska Press Club is any indicator, Alaskans can expect a deluge of climate alarmist articles from local media outlets in the near future.

Set for April 18-20 in Anchorage, the conference theme is “Heat: Covering communities in a changing climate.”

“Alaska is warming faster than any other state in the nation and Alaskans are feeling it,” a description of the conference claims. “Our goal is to bring journalists resources that will help with telling this story from the front row seat.”

According to the Alaska Press Club website, the focus of this year’s conference is to help local journalists make “more Alaska connections to the broader story of changing climate.”

In fact, conference organizers hope to enlist all journalists, regardless of their beats, to focus on climate change reporting. This would include writers who cover crime, sports, education, entertainment, local politics, agriculture, religion and much more.

While mainstream media outlets across the nation have largely embraced this line of reporting, they are also struggling to survive.

“Climate stories hit all of our journalism beats and aspects of our daily lives,” the Alaska Press Club website asserts. “At the heart of climate change coverage are stories about what we eat and breathe, where we live and spend our free time, how we get around and provide for our families, our longevity and future opportunity for our children.”

Despite the conference’s claims of being an organization that promotes “continuing education and debate” by supporting “journalism that provides Alaskans with comprehensive, independent information,” nothing in the conference description indicates there will be any workshops that might challenge the notion that climate change is a pending disaster for the world, or that this side of the debate should be given any credit.

In fact, the main presenters for the conference are journalists who overwhelmingly accept that climate change is a largely manmade crisis that is destroying the planet.

Typically, the legacy media pushes top-down solutions that include greater government regulation, fines, penalties, and massive expenditures of taxpayer dollars to underwrite projects centered around electric vehicles, wind farms, solar panels, carbon credits, population control and more.

One of the main speakers for the upcoming Alaska conference is Chris Mooney, a Washington Post reporter who’s work insistently promotes a narrative that rising sea levels, melting glaciers, warming oceans and fossil fuels are pushing the planet into a doomsday scenario.

While mainstream media outlets across the nation have largely embraced this line of reporting, they are also struggling to survive. According to a report by the State of Local News, legacy news outlets are continuing to shrink or outright vanish at a rapid rate.

“An average of more than two a week are disappearing,” the report states. “Since 2005, the country has lost more than a fourth of its newspapers (2,500) and is on track to lose a third by 2025… the country lost more than 360 newspapers between the waning pre-pandemic months of late 2019 and the end of May 2022. All but 24 of those papers were weeklies, serving communities ranging in size from a few hundred people to tens of thousands.”

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Climate alarmism is main theme of Alaska Press Club’s annual conference

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Ok, I’ll throw this out for thought; if not for global warming we would not be here having this discussion. we’d still be buried 5 miles deep under a glacier mass of ice! The earth warms and cools and this is normal. Only millions of years ago nobody reported it because nobody was here to report it. Now we have reporters and all they know is the sky is falling. People get a grip on reality. Do some research and see what really happening instead of listening to all the CRAP the Pied Piper is telling you. Fact and truth is way better than screwed micro facts these people fill your heads with. Now that being said, if you pay any attention to what’s going on around the world you’d see more volcanoes going off. Hawaii, Iceland, all around the ring of fire, oh and Yellow Stone super volcano. Research shows the ash on the air holds temperatures in and the earth can’t cool so it appears to be warmer. Now all that magma moving around under ground is warming the oceans. Scientists and biologist tell you the oceans warming because of the raft of plastic garbage we’ve dumped into the ocean. Well any time I see a shady spot it’s always cooler under it than in the direct sunlight so I’ll stand in the shade. Don’t you? More B.S. from the scientists because they have no clue. Please people go listen to this conference and keep an open mine on the small amount if any truth these people tell you. Thank you!

    • Lucinda says:

      “People get a grip on reality. Do some research and see what really happening instead of listening to all the CRAP the Pied Piper is telling you. ” Couldn’t help replacing the Pied Piper with Christianity.

      If you are not a scientist and you disagree with scientists about science its not actually a disagreement. You’re just wrong. Science is not truth. Science is finding the truth. When science changes its opinion, it didn’t lie to you. It learned more.

      • H.Nelson says:

        What happened to your stance on “trust the science”..? How did that work out the last 4 years…? As to climate “change”, there is a conspiracy among cultist scientists who have been cooking the books on climate data. They have ostracized other scientists that do not agree with their skewed data. This was proven when 20GB and email was hacked and retrieved from the East Anglica climate research center in the UK. It showed they were skewing the data and conspiring to cancel others that did not agree with them or their data.

      • Coliseum in the Snow says:

        Oh dear. Science has opinions? And here I thought those were reserved for persons.

    • Sally Duncan says:

      Thank you, Neil! If ONLY common sense prevailed here in our great state, the public would tell these climate fear mongering idiots to take a hike! our climate changes on a daily basis, oh duh. Just listen/watch the weathermen’s predictions. They can’t even get it right. Look outside, you are able to see what tge weather is vs what has been predicted. Who is really in charge?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Coming just in time to force us off of gas and oil and into using windmills and solar for our energy. Sad times ahead for Alaska since so many just cannot believe that the government would really do this to us.

  • Alexander Dolitsky says:

    The far-left “Climate Change” activism is, historically, one of the most recent cult-type movements. Indeed, it is a political instrument of the radical groups and progressive social activists who are attempting to create a fear among people by manipulating and exaggerating environmental data. Most professional prehistoric archaeologists or paleo-environmentalists are aware and able to present cyclical cooling and warming periods, and environmental changes that took place on Earth for millions of years prior to the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries (from about 1740s to 1860s AD).

    Ironically, it seems that Juneau and Anchorage in Alaska have been suffering from climate change for several weeks this winter. In fact, this year (2024) Juneau just broke the record for snowiest January ever with more than 76 inches of snow.

    These days, the far-left Climate Change activists attribute any “unusual” weather event, whether it is unusually wet or dry, hot or cold, snow or wind, to global climate change; and to the Climate Change cultic activists, “unusual” simply means anything more uncomfortable than average.

  • Edward reeder says:

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  • Lucinda says:

    There is a difference between weather and climate.

  • Mark says:

    Ocean acidification is real Joel. The oceans which we depend on are literally turning more and more acidic each day we pump out billions of tons of c02. As a Christian I believe it’s our duty to protect all that is God’s marvellous creation on this earth. You on the other hand seem more interested in petty politics then the kingdom to come.

    • Crystal says:

      Mark, The plants on this planet NEED co2 to convert to oxygen. You want to help? Plant some trees.

      • Mark says:

        Crystal the worlds forests only act as a carbon sink for about %12 of all co2 production. Unless you personally think it’s possible to plant 25 trillion more trees, trees alone cannot absorb all the carbon we put out. The rest of the carbon we pump out remains in the atmosphere or gets absorbed into the ocean causing it to turn more and more acidic. I’m sorry you care more about material possessions, then the earth God gave for us to steward. Remember the eye of the needle.

  • Lucinda says:

    Mark. I’m with you. The science supports concern for the many likely devastating effects of a warm climate.

    • Bess says:

      It’s not “science,” it’s indoctrination plied in the attempt to control people’s behavior. Like you, Lucinda.
      This winter, thus far, is the coldest I’ve ever experienced at my location. Last summer too. I’d welcome some warmth, but I’m not seeing or feeling it.

      • Mark says:

        Bess, 2023 was the hottest summer on record. Just because you personally didn’t experience it in your area doesn’t mean the rest of the US did not. This is about global change, the reason they call it climate change is because some areas may stay relatively cool or get colder while the rest warm up. The fact is global temperatures are rising.

      • Lucinda says:

        Bess: indoctrination is what the military and religions do. They coerce through fear and hope and without evidence or reason. Science isn’t anything like indoctrination. Science is a technique of finding the truth. Objective, provable and changeable.

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Ignore science at the peril of future generations. The physics of greenhouse gases have been known for over a century. They are trapping heat in the atmosphere. Heat is fundamentally energy, and all that extra energy is affecting weather patterns and climate in ways that we have no frame of reference. If you think we can continue our addiction to fossily fuels, pumping carbon into the atmosphere unabated, all while clearing forests in the name of “prosperity,” don’t pretend you care one whit about the world your grandkids and great-grandkids are going to inherit.

    Mitigating climate change will require sacrifice, and that’s an inconvienient truth. But try explaining that to someone who thinks that humans once coexisted with dinosaurs.

  • Lucinda says:

    “rising sea levels, melting glaciers, warming oceans and fossil fuels are pushing the planet into a doomsday scenario.” This is a true statement Joel.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Lucinda, I was listening to Dane Wigington w/Geoengineering Watch tonight and it dawned on me that you are saying the same things that he is saying. How interesting.

  • T says:

    “Climate change “ = Lies

  • Uncle Mikie says:

    Look to the sun; earths migrating poles; earths weakening magnetic field. Blaming carbon is a hoax.

  • CD says:

    I’m glad our weather has gotten warmer and it’s already been doing it for thousands of years. The glaciers went all the way down to MO. Ice melting means we will have more land and minerals. That’s a good thing.
    The reason why we are having more destructive weather is because when we kick God out of our lives and country then His hand of blessing and protection is removed. Just read the Holy Bible. It explains it.

    • Lucinda says:

      Pro-tip Snow: never cite traitor Tucker Carlson. Doing so burns your claim to ash and makes you look stupid.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    What I find amazing is that people can argue both sides till they are blue in the face. The earth goes through natural cycles. Unfortunately, the demons have figured out just enough about changing the climate to alter our climate in their attempt to be better then Creator who created all things. We are seeing a natural cycle happening with man-made (geoengineering) effects compounding the changes of the natural cycle. This may be coming to a point where only God Almighty can restore the cycles to what they were as he created them.

  • Penny Johnson says:

    We’ve been through at least 5 iterations of this B.S. – the forests, ozone layer, acid rain, global warming, more severe & frequent hurricanes (lie) & on and on. 4.3 billion years of geologic history, and the Climate Industry (worth trillions of dollars) is referring to 138 years of weather records. We’re currently in the 5th ice age. The tectonic plates, axis of the earth & the sun govern our environment. No amount of money is going to change planetary evolution. Nevermind that the U.S. is buying the dirtiest oil production from Venezuela and the alarmists are all flying in personal jets. Educate yourselves people.

    • Lucinda says:

      Trillions of dollars in the climate industry? You no doubt have no understanding how stupid that is.

  • Lucinda says:

    FOSOH. I tried to respond to your question earlier and elsewhere, but my posts were not accepted.

    FOSOH is an acronym for Friend of Some of Humanity.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Oh Lucy. Why are you so mean to me? Our Creator loves you too and wants you to open your heart up to him and accept him in your life.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Power The Future is working for humanity to save humanity!