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Friday, June 20, 2008


New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago.

The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless the problem of "global warming" is comprehensively and urgently addressed."

Or at least so said CBS until a short while ago they dropped it. No retraction let alone apology has been forthcoming. They believe, probably correctly, they can just get away with it & move on to the next lie, as indeed the media has been doing for decades.

It will be obvious to anybody with as much scientific knowledge as an intelligent 10 year old schoolboy that global warming of a fraction of a degree, in the atmosphere, can have absolutely no effect on the Earth's core at many hundreds of degrees.

To give the BBC all the credit they are due - during a programme "raising awareness" of warming last year I did hear one female presenter, while delineating all the dreadful stuff global warming was doing, ask her resident expert to explain how global warming had caused the Asian Tsunami. The expert, having some actual awareness of warming did rather shamefacedly admit it was the one thing they couldn't blame it on.

CBS not only didn't have as much knowledge as this, they clearly made no attempt whatsoever to check Dr Tom in any way.

Dr Tom turns out to be equally at home giving his scientific opinion on personal auras, Kirilian healing, Jesus' tomb being in Japan, meditation, telepathy & astral travel as even a short check by CBS would have shown.

This is an example of a journalistic trick. Journalists never, well hardly ever, make up stories themselves but they can choose to accept, or not accept, anything somebody else says (even if it is only after being asked "would you say....). This is how they get all these headlines which say "scientists now confirm that global warming/salt/passive smoking/AIDS/scepticism/not wearing a string vest is worse than previously thought" - just choose the "scientists" & censor any mention that 10s of thousands ofscientists say the opposite.

Having once, for a few hours, been taken in by a much better constructed hoax which I immediately acknowledged I am available for a moderate fee if CBS wish advice on how to do professional journalism. It will be interesting to see if the Guardian report this piece of "environmental" nonsense as they exageratedly reported the previous hoax. It turned out to be fronted by a Guardian journalist & had been done to take in the sceptical community & prove how credulous we were - in fact it very largely proved the opposite & certainly far less credulous than CBS.

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