A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

More hype than heat.....

Our good friend Alex K. poors cold water over the heated hype of summer: 'Heat high for 2003 but no record' (BBC Science News Online, December 16):

"Despite expectations that it would turn out the hottest year ever, 2003 looks unlikely to enter the record books."

"The UK experienced a cooler October than usual, which helped to kill any chance of setting a new British record."

Oh! I am sad! I don't really think any comment is required, do you? [By the way, we also had the coldest September night since 1931 on Boscombe Down in Wiltshire - now I didn't see that widely covered in our ever-balanced media, did you?).

Philip. Hot water bottle time! Or, a nip of whisky, of course.

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