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    Why you shouldn’t believe the Telegraph on climate change


    by Sunny on 9th January, 2009 at 11:05 am    

    Bad Science writer Ben Goldacre has a great post on his blog titled: “The Daily Telegraph misrepresent a scientist’s work, then refuse to correct it when he writes to them.”

    So, on the 1st of January the Telegraph’s science correspondent wrote this piece: “Greenhouse gases could have caused an ice age, claim scientists” was the headline. “Scientists have warned” that “filling the atmosphere with Greenhouse gases associated with global warming could push the planet into a new ice age”.

    Wrong. And I’ve posted the whole article below, in case they quietly change it, because the entire story was bullshit from start to finish. The work showed nothing of the sort. The Telegraph didn’t speak to Prof Ian Fairchild (they call him Dr), and their authoritative quote from him in the article was copied and pasted out of context.

    Worse than that, Prof Fairchild has tried to post comments on the article which flatly misrepresents his own research, twice, but his comments have been rejected by the Telegraph’s online comment moderators, while 23 other comments have appeared. It’s quite hard to understand both the intellectual and moral reasoning behind this kind of behaviour.

    Because its a shit newspaper, that has an agenda to spread rubbish about global warming?



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    5 Comments below   |  

    1. The Common Humanist — on 9th January, 2009 at 2:26 pm  

      ‘Tis another example of the Right and its inability to face modernity and the challenges of the 21st Century.

      And it is a shite paper, aye!

    2. david brough (successful businessman) — on 9th January, 2009 at 2:57 pm  

      Good to see Chris Mounsey throwing his toys out of the pram.

      I suspect Goldacre’s eyes stayed dry over that.

    3. Sunny — on 9th January, 2009 at 3:33 pm  

      That’s his job isn’t it? You present facts, he accuses you of being part of a massive totalitarian conspiracy.

    4. Amos Keppler — on 9th January, 2009 at 4:22 pm  

      They will do anything, anything to subvert the obvious truth. I am constantly “surprised”.

    5. Kismet Hardy — on 9th January, 2009 at 9:08 pm  

      Newspapers banging on about global warming is almost as ridiculous as car companies suggesting their monsters are somehow good for the environment

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