The Skimmer

The BBC was not even warm about global temperatures

The BBC was not even warm about global temperatures
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Almost a year ago, BBC News reported (January 04),  that "the world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007." In fact, temperatures in 2007 were no different from 2006, or indeed 2001.


Overall, temperatures (as measured by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Britain's Met Office, the UN's IPCC -- and even Al Gore) last year were broadly the same as they had been in 1998 -- yet CO2 emissions have continued to increase at an even faster rate in the last decade than they did 1980-98, when global temperatures did indeed rise.


It would be good journalism if BBC News looked again at why its report of a year ago turned out to be so wrong. But BBC journalism is in the grip of climate-change zealots who regard any questioning of the UN/IPCC line as heresy. So don't hold your breath --- more likely this "inconvenient truth" will simply be ignored by the Beeb.