by Einar Du Rietz
Two of the major players in the media are up there. The BBC (in my opinion one of the best news channels in the world, normally) and on the other side: Christopher Booker, writing a brilliant comment in the (likewise excellent) Telegraph.
Mr Booker quite simply seems to be a bit annoyed with the BBC coverage of whatever is left of the climate debate.
Writes Booker: “Their desperation is understandable. The past few years have seen their cherished cause crumbling on all sides. The Copenhagen climate conference, planned to land mankind with the biggest bill in history, collapsed in disarray. The Climategate emails scandal confirmed that scientists at the heart of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had distorted key data. The IPCC’s own authority was further rocked by revelations that its more alarmist claims were based not on science but on the inventions of environmental activists. Even the weather has turned against them, showing that all the computer models based on the assumption that rising CO2 means rising temperatures have got it wrong.”
Please read the article in full and judge for yourself. In particular, there are some interesting – however seldom observed today – observations about journalistic code of conduct.