From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
- A reader has sent us the following message -
“Last night in the midst of reporting the severely cold weather in the UK, the unspeakable BBC inserted a piece to reassure everybody that this had nothing to do with global warming and was simply a weather event. Whilst I agree completely that we shouldn’t mix up weather with climate, we’re not given the same reminder when they’re reporting a heat wave (or floods, hurricanes, droughts or anything else that’s more easily pinned on ‘climate change’). When those events happen, we are more likely to be told that they are owing to ‘global warming’.
“They even showed a global weather picture to confirm that, whilst it was cold in Europe and Asia it was quite warm in other places – like the tropics and southern latitudes where it’s midsummer.
“I used to be a supporter of the BBC, happy to pay the licence fee beacause of its supposed independence, but now I really couldn’t care if they’re abolished. They are a disgrace.”
The unspeakable BBC has become something of a self-parody. Its etatiste, dirigiste bias on the topic of “global warming”, and its sullen refusal to tell its viewers and listeners, on the air, that there are facts that point away from childish apocalypticism, have led many, including me, to the decision that we shall not be paying our licence fee in future. (more…)