Evil Oil-funded Climate Change Deniers have kidnapped the BBC’s Richard Black and replaced him with a climate-change sceptical clone.
It’s the only way I can account for this BBC environment article.
Here’s the end of the piece, which is about modelling the climate of the UK - one of the best understood climates in the world. The phrase “these figures” in the quote refers to the wildly difffering predictions of various different climate models on such things as floods and heatwaves:
When quizzed about these figures, one of the Met Office scientists said that many other projections were based on single computer models.
Putting the range of uncertainty in the public domain from this large suite of models was, she said, “intellectually honest”.
Fair enough. But the exercise also surely gives you an insight into the limits of current modelling when the various models, each of them supposed to be “state-of-the-art”, reach such divergent conclusions.
As a policymaker, as a business leader, as a citizen, would you make decisions on the basis of these models?
Something should be done! We want the old Richard Black back - this one isn’t nearly as funny - but he doies appear to be more “intellectually honest”.
Seriously, though, it’s quite an interesting thing to see Black, formerly so cosy with UAE’s CRU, etc. suddenly writing something that you would not be at all surprised to see on a sceptical site: that models can’t be relied upon. And whatever else he is, Black is no fool. He knows that the entire fabric of Man-made Global Warming is based on computer models. To declare no faith in them is to declare disbelief in Man-made Global Warming.
I never thought I’d see the day. First Monboit falling in love with Nuclear energy, then Mark Lynas declares his mistrust of the IPCC, and now Richard Black, quite possibly the most visible of the Climate Change Alarmists at the BBC, admits that Man-made global warming is a crock. Who knows, he might even start reporting real science, as opposed to Team “science”, one day soon.
They say that rats leave a sinking ship. Is that what we’re seeing here? Or could there be a more charitable explanation? I honestly hope so; I don’t believe anyone is ever totally beyond redemption. Hate the sin, not the sinner, and all that.