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Aunty BBC or the wicked stepmother? Mind where you step!

This is the BBC’s fault, as is made perfectly clear in this excellent article by Dana Nuccitelli for The Guardian, which hits all the right nails bang on the head. …the BBC has habitually undervalued expert input from scientists and academics. In an … Continue reading

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Hollande and Merkel cornered, Cameron still blustering

The timing is perfect – an absolute delight. No stand-up comic could do better; and the comparison is perfectly appropriate because that’s what they’re all starting to look like, all the European so-called leaders — a bunch of fucking clowns. After … Continue reading

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Plus ça change…

This is hilarious! In France, Germany and Spain beleaguered US ambassadors are being hauled over the coals, Obama has to explain himself over the phone to Hollande and Merkel, in the UK former members of the establishment are queuing up … Continue reading

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“The Snowden files: why the British public should be worried about GCHQ”

The title is in quotes because I’ve taken it straight from this article in the Guardian. When the Guardian offered John Lanchester access to the GCHQ files, the journalist and novelist was initially unconvinced. But what the papers told him … Continue reading

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The Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph are still at it

In a post hosted by the Guardian, Abraham and Nuccitelli make a good job of shredding two articles that are at best inaccurate, at worst criminally misleading. When it comes to climate science reporting, the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph are only … Continue reading

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Any Questions?

On BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, on 7 June, one of the questions was this: Are those concerned about climate change talking anti-scientific green ideological nonsense? One of the panel members was the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Jonathon Dimbleby

Dear Mr Dimbleby, I write to express my concern over the composition of the panel for the June 7th edition of Any Questions. The points I raise below are not mere rhetorical; I think they’re immensely important and I would … Continue reading

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