Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Naturally he was brought on with no attempt to have a balancing guest saying they were lying eco-fascist thugs (or even that they were merely wrong). However the majority of callers gave him a considerably rougher ride than Graham did. I was one & having some objection to being called a liar without right of reply have pasted this on the BBC blog:
This morning I rang in & said that when I was young the "environmentalist" movement had opposed Concorde on the grounds that it would produce the global ice age they were then threatening us with. I also said that the globe is not warming but that it is currently cooling, because of the lack of sunspots. Both the "Plane Stupid" representative & Graham said that this was untrue though I pointed out the obvious fact that we have just experienced the coldest winter weather for decades. Well:
"But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the “lost” ice has come back.
Ice levels which had shrunk from 13million sq km in January 2007 to just four million in October, are almost back to their original levels.
Figures show that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than is usual for the time of year."http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/35266/Global-warming-It-s-the-coldest-winter-in-decades
"The first half of 2008 was the coolest for at least five years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday. The whole year will almost certainly be cooler than recent years, although temperatures remain above the historical average. […] The global mean temperature to end-July was 0.28 degrees Celsius above the 1961-1990 average, the UK-based Met Office Hadley Centre for climate change research said on Wednesday. That would make the first half of 2008 the coolest since 2000."http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4613
So clearly I am owed an on air correction.
I also said that the BBC had spent an enormous amount of time pushing this & seemed to have people claiming it on nearly every day while not letting people putting the opposing view speak. Graham said that i was on. Seconds later he cut me off. Since the BBC have put on 10s of thousands of hours of alarmist lies I do not regard 30 seconds on a phone in by me balances it & indeed the BBC (Newsnight) are on record as saying that they do not treat the warming scam with "due scepticism & balance".
At the end I asked the researcher on the line if there was any possibility the Morning Show would ever allow impartiality by allowing anybody, even anybody not involved in such criminal activities, an equal amount of airtime but he replied that he just worked there.
Having put stuff up on that blog before & seen it not published I will be intrigued to see whether this goes up - the link will show. As for the BBC admitting on air that I was telling the truth & that we have had a colder 18 months - well I think that is about as likely as them giving one hour to sceptics for every 1,000 given to support eco-fascist alarmists.
UPDATE Strangely enough they not only censored my comment(which makes it 3 out of 3)but for inexplicable reasons I am blocked from further comments there.
Elsewhere, a bay after it was reported elsewhere the BBC have reported the cooling.
I don't know what relevance Concorde has to airport expansion and carbon emissions, but I can tell you two things. One is that our airports contribute a net loss to the economy and the other is that flying is unsustainable if we want to tackle climate change.
Your ignorance of the history of your movement, vis a vis Concorde is entirely predictable.
If you don't like the term eco-fascist would "lying parasite" be more acceptable? Is returning to the middle ages sustainable if we want to tackle phlogiston.