Never again will I believe >ANYTHING< I read in The Independent. I feel like a fool. And my feeling of foolishness must be mirrored by others who reflect that that they will never believe another story about Climate Change no matter where they read it.
I refer to the story I highlighted in the Independent as being unusually perceptive: their calling attention to the opening up of the North East passage from the far east to Europe through the Arctic Ocean over the top of Russia. The same story was covered in another of my least favourite newspapers: The Times. However reading the Register the other day I found Andrew Orlowski revelling in fact the newspapers had simply regurgitated a press release from a shipping company rather than doing some research. They do not even appeared to have looked up Wikipedia which must count as some kind of journalistic nadir.
I hate Andrew Orlowski’s style of writing and I hate the glee with which he debunks the mythology of the Climate Change movement. But in this case, he is right to do so. And he is also right to mock the ‘scare the children‘ adverts that are being pedalled by the government.
The truth – and that is probably what both Andrew Orlowski & I would agree is a desirable thing to know – the truth is this: we just don’t know what is going to happen to the Climate. For example, no Climate model predicted roughly stable Global Mean Temperature for the last 10 years. Its just a fact. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to be concerned about: there is. Because to the best of our knowledge – limited as that is – we expect climates to change around the world over the next decades. Mostly for the worse. However, the newspaper stories based on nonsense; the association of each bad weather event with climate change; and the cheap propaganda from the government: these do us all a disservice.