Tuesday, 3 November 2015


I am not naturally drawn to Vladimir Putin, but on the issue of global warming he seems to understand what so many other leaders do not (or at least pretend they do not). This article in the New York Times gives a full explanation of Putin's position. It also looks at the Russian media's coverage of the issue. They seem to take their lead from their leader and are much more sceptical than much of the EU and USA media.

The article is interesting in that it is written by someone who is clearly a climate alarmist and it is amusing to see how they portray Putin as being "in denial". For example it says: " Wildfires crackled across Siberia this summer, turning skies ochre and sending up enough smoke from burning pines to blot out satellite views of the 400-mile-long Lake Baikal. To many climate scientists, the worsening fires are a consequence of Siberia getting hotter."

Yes, that is the view that those attempting to promote the global warming meme try to push forward, but on Russian TV they said, "the villains were locals who routinely but carelessly burn off tall grasses every year, and the sometimes incompetent crews struggling to put the fires out." I don't know about you, but I actually think the Russian TV have probably got it right.

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