- Overall, we rate the Post Carbon Institute Left Biased based on strong left-leaning environmental positions and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of obscure unknown sources and disagreements with the consensus of science regarding GMOs.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Post Carbon Institute is a non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, USA. The organization was founded in 2003 by Julian Darley and Celine Rich and aims to research and advocate for a transition to a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient society. They offer customized consulting services to individuals, organizations, and communities seeking to build a sustainable future.
Funded by / Ownership
The Post Carbon Institute, a non-profit organization, provides audited financial statements that can be accessed here. The most recent statement is from 2021. Revenue is generated through donations, and it operates under a Board of Directors led by Executive Director Asher Miller.
Analysis / Bias
The Post Carbon Institute produces reports and records events related to sustainability and resilience. The last report and the latest article are from 2019 and 2018, respectively. The last event recorded on their website was in 2022. The Resilience Program has not produced new reports or listed new events/webinars since then. Resilience.org is affiliated with Post Carbon Institute and listed among its supported websites.
Post Carbon publishes critical articles on the former President, such as “Trump and His Many Billionaire Enablers.” The article uses strong, emotionally loaded language to denounce Trump and his supporters for policies benefiting the wealthy at the expense of people and the environment. A quote from the article reads,” Will there be any accountability for these most recent billionaire enablers of Donald Trump who saw what damage he caused–but still stood by him?”
The article “Competing Visions of Sustainability: Scarcity or Abundance?” discusses two competing visions of sustainability, scarcity and abundance. Post Carbon Institute advocates for sustainable, regenerative agriculture practices and argues that GMOs are not the answer to global food security. They sourced Sightline Institute, another environmental think tank, kingcounty.gov, EPA, Wikipedia, storyofstuff.org. and Upstreampolicy.org (link broken).
While there is no evidence of false information, the Post Carbon Institute sometimes relies on poor sources and does not always support the consensus of science.
Failed Fact Check
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Post Carbon Institute Left Biased based on strong left-leaning environmental positions and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of obscure unknown sources and disagreements with the consensus of science regarding GMOs. (M. Huitsing 04/13/2023)
Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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