Friday, April 11, 2008

Climate Change Activist Demands, Gets Facts Reversed In BBC Story

I'm not posting this in any way to take umbrage with 90 & 9 Cover Story, although I do admit that it can become tiring trying to explain that just because I don't buy the catastrophic arguments of climate change, that I really do think clean water is most swell and that I don't justify oil spills in the name of increased river-otter viscosity.

Thus, I do submit it as further evidence that environmental deception is afoot. And it always seems to come down to the socialists.

Anyway, interesting, how an aberration that became a story intending to launch with:

"Global temperatures this year will be lower than in 2007 ... This would mean global temperatures have not risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory,"

was suddenly transmogrified into:

"Global temperatures will drop slightly this year ... But experts say we are still clearly in a long-term warming trend --and they forecast a new record high temperature within five years."

And all within the space of one hour and sixteen minutes. This was accomplished how? With a sudden mea cupla by the submitting agency? The hazy fog of a simple syntax error? A Hoax?

None of the above. Seems all Jo Abbess of the UK group, Campaign Against Climate Change had to do was threaten an editor with a reputational Fatwa--i.e., "change the story now, or I'll paint you as a snake-handler."

And the BBC complied. Hastily. Perhaps the most chilling indictment on left-leaning journalism was captured in the last paragraph of Ms. Abbess' story-changing email salvo:

I am about to send your comments to others for their contribution, unless you request I do not. They are likely to want to post your comments on forums/fora, so please indicate if you do not want this to happen. You may appear in an unfavourable light because it could be said that you have had your head turned by the skeptics. Respectfully,


Or was it Roger Harrabin's response?
Have a look in 10 minutes and tell me you are happier. We have changed headline and more.

Apparently, Earth isn't the only climate with changeable features.


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