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BBC just reprimanded Dr Adam Rutherford for his campaign to get Graham Stringer off the Commons Science and Technology Committee. A classic example of a Guardianista wishing to close the opposition down on Global Warming. Free Speech Bah!

Sep 18, 2017 at 3:21 PM | Registered Commentertranwell

Sep 18, 2017 at 9:06 AM | Mark Hodgson

Of the 3 explanations/motives you suggest, there is no suggestion of innocence or mistake.

The absence of a clarification, correction or apology confirms a lack of innocence, and no mistake.

Sep 18, 2017 at 3:20 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Climate Alarmists Predict 88 Percent Drop in Coffee Production by 2050
"Same experts said Snow be gone 2015 Ocean DEAD"
Not by Delingpole , but a new writer Thomas D. Williams Phd
"@tdwilliamsrome
Professor of ethics with degrees in economics, philosophy and theology. Amateur mixologist and certified sommelier. Rome Bureau Chief for Breitbart News.

Sep 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Cherrypick from other angle link
"Joe Bastardi,Weatherbell Analytics says Greenland snow/ice mass balance is “way, way, way above normal”

Sep 18, 2017 at 1:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Cherrypick watch
R2 News 1pm ..(Jeremy Vine show)
"A special patch of snow in the Cairngorns will be fully melted in a few days
..the first time in 300 years" *
(known as the Sphinx)
BBC web story Scotland's oldest snow patch expected to melt

"The Sphinx is one of only two patches of snow surviving in Scotland's hills this year.
The second patch at Aonach Beag is also expected to melt away over the next few days,"

* actually says "the snow previously melted in 1933, 1953, 1959, 1996, 2003 and 2006."
I'm guessing there were other events 20,00 3000 years ago, but not recorded cos people don't go there everyday

"theiaincameron
These are then only two left in Scotland, but which will go first? Neither is likely to last past next weekend. Toss a coin time..."
The BBC got very excited last month saying the last Ben Nevis patch has melted. since then it's nowed
now that fresh might have melted but I imagine it won't be long before it builds up.

My guess it is like the El Nino effect, You get a warm year, and although the next year is cooler the effects lag

Sep 18, 2017 at 1:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Alan, I did concede the second sentence contained something new, but the BBC uses it as an excuse to reproduce a whole piece about the Paris Agreement and Trump taking the USA out of it. All on the back of a statement from an EU Commissioner which was not confirmed by a thrid party and which was instantly denied by the White House.

I'm sorry but I can see only 3 motives here, and neither consist of a desire to inform and educate or even report the news:

1. Cause mischief regarding Trump;

2. Mention the EU in what the BBC regards as a positive light (even if most of us here wouldn't agree); and

3. Bleat on yet again about the Paris Accords.

Sep 18, 2017 at 9:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Mark. Surely "EU climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, said Trump officials had indicated the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or review its terms" is news, whether it is correct or not? As was a rebuttal from the White House.

Sep 18, 2017 at 9:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

There are some very strange headlines at the BBC website.

Headline:"US denies U-turn on climate deal"

Tagline: "Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach."

Accompanied by the obligatory misleading photo: Smoke billows from chimneys at a chemical factory in Hefei, China

Click on the headline for the full article, and the headline morphs into:

"Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord"

Clearly, one of the headlines must be wrong, so what do the BBC think they are doing? It looks like an excuse just to complain yet again about Trump and his decision to take the USA out of the Paris accords, for the article itself contains nothing new, and can therefore really not be regarded as news at all. Only the 2nd sentence can remotely be described as anything new, and that just seems to be wishful thinking on the part of the EU and the BBC, whistling in the dark to keep their spirits up (mind you, if they get their way, we'll all be in the dark soon):

"The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.
Following a meeting of environment ministers on Saturday, the EU climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, said Trump officials had indicated the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or review its terms.
But the White House insisted there had been "no change" in the US position.
In June President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the deal.
He said it was part of his "solemn duty to protect America" and he would seek a new deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.
But opponents say withdrawing from the accord is an abdication of US leadership on a key global challenge.
The Paris agreement commits the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5C."

Sep 18, 2017 at 8:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Sunday Humour - Epic live TV wind-up.

"I'm Done" - CNN Anchor 'Triggered' After Panelist Proclaims Love Of "First Amendment & Boobs"

...The interview started to go pear-shaped very quickly.

Addressing the question of the first amendment, Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis said...

"I'm a first amendment absolutist and believe in only two things completely - the First Amendment and boobs..."

Which seemed to 'trigger' Baldwin as she blinked and shook her head for a few seconds as if reeling from a McGregor haymaker...

CNN's Brooke Baldwin Cuts Clay Travis Segment Once He Mentioned '' BOOBS ''

ROFLMAO

Sep 17, 2017 at 10:14 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@stewfreen,
@It doesn't add up... , Sep 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM

I would undo the regulations forcing biofuel content as an early post Brexit gain. We have to get the farmers growing something else - food perhaps?

Thanks. My mistake, we currently have E5 in UK. Fuel hose rot will become worse with E10

How wonderful:

At the moment, the petrol you put in your car contains around 5% of ethanol. Ethanol is used to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but its downside is that it supplies around 30% less energy than pure petrol - it's a less efficient fuel...

E10 will add at least 1p to the cost of a litre of fuel.

E10 will mean a 5% to 15% reduction in MPG; vehicles with smaller engines - often bought by drivers on tight budgets - are the worst affected.

Anyone willing to run through the figures - does E10 reduce CO2 per mile given reduction in MPG from lower calorific value?

Gut feeling says NO - snake-oil.

Sep 17, 2017 at 1:00 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

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