Having just listened to the 6 O'clock news on BBC1 it is now clear all week the BBC has been getting behind the Global Warming / Climate Change zealots to help them get back on track.
There has been admission that the temperature has NOT risen in the last 15 years, that the glaciers in the Himalayas are about to disappear and that the the extent of man-made emissions speeding up GW is not known.
OK as far as it goes but then reports go on that GW is happening like tonight when we were told clams in the Irish Sea show signs of warming in their growing rings and shots of industrial towers belching out smoke or more likely water vapour!!
Now the facts are that the in the last 100 years the temperature up to 15 years ago had gone up by 0.74 C and in the last 50 years by 0.13. However over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO₂put there by humanity since 1750. And yet, as James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, observes, “the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.”
Not only does the BBC fail to point out this anomaly it also COMPLETELY fails to talk about the ADVANTAGES of GW always leaving us with the impression that GW is and will cause us problems.
I say bring GW on as the Romans found in their Roman Optimum (c.100BC-300AD) they could grow vines in Northern England and those living in the Medieval Warm Period (c. 900-1400 AD) didn't seem to fall apart and both these periods were hotter than now.
I would dearly love to to grab a red hot poker and administer it to the BBC journalists who have been brainwashed into believing that this whole GW issue is man-made and will cause us problems.