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The Impossible Impartiality of the BBC

I have devised a simple model explaining why the BBC is biased towards reporting pro-AGW stuff. And it does not involve a government conspiracy.

Simply, the BBC cannot report impartially on climate change or a lot of any other issues for that matters.

They will never, ever open a news bulletin by stating “Polar Ice is perfectly fine” or “There’s peace in Malawi”. The BBC journalists are bound by the way of their profession to go hunting for “bad news”: the only way global warming is going to disappear from their reports is for global cooling to kick off in some spectacular way.

I am still waiting for a news item reporting that the summer 2005 drought in the UK has finished. They (the journalists, and editors) are simply physically unable to say a word about that. And if you want an example that is completely unrelated, just look at how house prices were spoken about when they were going up (”rising property values have priced many potential first-time buyers out of the housing market”) and now that they are going down (”thousands of Britons […] have lost their homes amid spiralling repossessions by mortgage lenders”).

Even if a report mentions whale numbers are on the up, the title is “Mixed fortunes for world’s whales“. Or if a species of bird is found to be thriving under changed climate conditions, there goes in the comment “other species are likely to fare much worse than great tits as temperatures riseother species are likely to fare much worse than great tits as temperatures rise” 

“Normality” is not news and nobody will ever write about “normality”. If it gets on the BBC, it has to be bad.

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Il Riscaldamento Globale Dimentica Due Terzi del Pianeta

Nel rapporto IPCC 2007 (AR4-WG2):

(a) Il 96% dei cambiamenti riportati e’ avvenuto in Europa
(b) Per tutta l’Africa, hanno trovato solo 7 cambiamenti
(c) Per Australia e Nuova Zelanza, solo 6 cambiamenti
(d) Per l’Asia, il continente piu’ grosso, solo 114 cambiamenti
etc etc

In termini di cambiamenti per kmq, l’Europa ne ha:

1- 11,978 piu’ dell’Africa
2- 85 piu’ del Nord America
3- 853 piu’ del Sud America
4- 1,066 piu’ dell’Asia
5- 3,702 piu’ di Australia e Nuova Zelanda
6- 270 piu’ dell’Antartide

Se anche escludiamo l’Europa, e ci riferiamo al Nord America, quest’ultimo ha:

1- 142 piu’ cambiamenti per kmq dell’Africa
2- 10 piu’ del Sud America
3- 12 piu’ dell’Asia
4- 43 piu’ di Australia e Nuova Zelanda
5- 3 piu’ dell’Antartide

Insomma quando all’IPCC si parla di “verifica globale” si sta dicendo una grossa esagerazione. Prima di parlare di “globale” occorrerebbe studiare per bene l’Africa, l’Asia, l’Australia, la Nuova Zelanda, e il Sud America. Per un totale dei due terzi delle terre emerse.

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A Classical Definition for Doom and Gloom

“Plutoinduced Mellonophobia”: the fear of the future for those that had never been this rich.

It defines the collective depression entrenched in contemporary European (and American) culture, manifesting itself in a series of forever gloomy expectations (peak oil, end of cheap food, catastrophic climate change, collapsing quality of life, etc)