It started with David Rose in the U.K. Daily Mail, was followed by a variant from Ross Clark in the U.K. Spectator, and now another version has appeared by James Delingpole in Breitbart News. They’re textbook examples of how fact is twisted to mislead, then travels around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
The title of Delingpole’s piece is “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists.” Let me give you an analogy.
You may have noticed that when the annual “king tide” comes to Miami (which it does every year) the streets flood (which they did not used to do) — because sea level rise has made those tides higher than they used to be. Enough higher to flood the city, even when there’s no storm or wind or rain. Miami is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to fend off the damage. No doubt about it, that is newsworthy.
Of course, every tidal rise is followed by a tidal fall. Any sailor worth his salt knows that. Which brings us to an analogy for James Delingpole’s headline:
Ocean Levels near Miami Plunge. Dry Silence from Sea Level Alarmists
Yes. That really is just like what James Delingpole is shouting about.
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