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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Simon Jenkins magisterial on Blair and 'global warming' hypocrisy.....

Today, I need not blog. It has been done for me, and far better than I could do myself. Every now and again you encounter a piece by a famous commentator and you know precisely why they arrived where they have. This morning I woke to read Simon Jenkins of The Times on Mr. Blair and his 'global warming' speech of yesterday. Jenkins is seminal in his excoriating deconstruction. I believe Jenkins is also absolutely right. This is a magisterial analysis of the Prime Minister's new clothes on climate change and energy. Here is the link to The Times - please do take time to read the article in full at their site: 'Our future is nuclear: the rest is only wind' (The Times, 15 September).

And, if you are in London, look out for my own more humble letter in today's Evening Standard. It says exactly the same thing, 'though less elegantly.

But bravo Simon Jenkins - this is such an intelligent commentary. We owe you.

Philip, in good heart for a hearty breakfast.

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