Monday, 25 March 2013

CHIEF SCIENTIST GETS AWAY WITH SOFT INTERVIEW

I just watched the BBC news this evening and heard the outgoing government Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof Beddington, being allowed to state that the kind of weather we are currently experiencing (very cold and snowy) is likely to become the norm - see here. What was so exasperating was that he was not challenged in the slightest. For example no one reminded him that, last year, March was very warm and dry, no one reminded him that we were told a few years ago that we would hardly ever see any snow at all in future "mild" winters. He is simply allowed to trot out his stuff and the viewer is supposed to sit there and swallow it. What he doesn't seem to understand is that most viewers aren't stupid - they have heard too many conflicting stories and they don't believe any of it. The GWPF seems to reach a similar conclusion.

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