“The BBC is now a force for bigotry and intolerance . . . Since 1940 we have had four decades of cooling, three of warming, and the last decade when temperature has been doing nothing.
“Why have we not heard this in the hours and hours of shit programming on global warming shoved down our throats by the BBC?
“Never mind an irresponsible bit of film-making. Go and f*** yourself.”
Many a true word spoken in the anger of an erstwhile private email, methinks. [Hat tip Marcus]
NB: Some correspondents argue, as The Times' Science Editor does, that "the mid-century ... fall came about chiefly because of sulphate aerosols – particles that have a cooling effect on the atmosphere. These are no longer produced so heavily by industry because of environmental regulations to combat other problems, such as acid rain." It's worth pointing out that climate modellers have used this hypothesis to introduce the necessary fudge factors into their computer models, but this in no way proves what is still a hypothesis -- a hypothesis that its progenitor Patrick Michaels discarded when it failed to fit observational evidence -- and one that ignores the dirty industrial revolution going in in China and India today.