This winter is possibly make or break for the BBC’s pro-AGW stance. If the winter is harsh it would take a remarkably brass neck and lack of ethics to continue pressing ahead, Al Gore-like regardless of facts, with its global warming propaganda.
The time would come when it would have to reconsider that and start to take seriously the likelihood that things aren’t panning out the way the climate alarmists have told us, backed up by their ‘science’ and computer models.
A relatively mild winter of course would allow them to shrug off criticism and carry on regardless telling one and all that the stalling of temperature rises is merely a blip…’natural variation’.
At present the BBC are ignoring the ongoing debates and the questions being raised by people like David Rose in the Mail:
We had the recent reports of a 60% increase in ice in the Arctic this year, ignored by the BBC….but they did rush this story out at the same time as the increases were being reported:
Can’t help thinking that was a ‘spoiler’ intended to cast doubt onto the reports of Arctic ice increasing.
The BBC can wait out the doubt and in the mean time we are paying for the doubling up of our energy industry and the commensurate fuel bill increases that come with that.
The poor being the hardest hit of course….not that the BBC seems concerned about them in these circumstances…’Bedroom’ taxes hitting the poor, yes that BBC is on the frontline…Quantitative Easing transferring wealth from the poorest to the already rich…the BBC is on the case, but fuel poverty, caused by climate change policies…not so much….guess it’s that old Leninist attitude….sacrificing the present for the future at whatever the cost.
Consider the road tax….many new cars are now very fuel efficient and have low emissions…and therefore attract no tax or very little tax….a 2.4 litre Volvo V60 doesn’t cost the earth…a mere £30 road tax a year, first year free of course.
So once again those wealthy enough to afford these new, efficient models get the benefits, the double benefit…of fuel efficiency and low road tax…whilst the poorest are stuck with their old gas guzzling smokers…and having to pay far more than the better off.
Curious that the BBC isn’t haranguing good old Ed Davey over that…or who gets the benefits of the wind turbine subsidies, or solar panels…how many ‘social houses’ have the benefit of that? Most people I know who have the most ‘tax efficient’ cars or solar panels or even a wind turbine in a field know how to work the sytem, have the money to help them take advantage of whatever is on offer and are quite happy to milk that system for their own advantage.
They are, you might say, upmarket benefit scroungers. But the BBC can’t rock the climate change boat….the planet is warming, they say, and something must be done….and we’ve all got to pay…just it seems some pay relatively vastly more than others and see little to no benefit from it…and all potentially to no effect other than to line the pockets of the already well off if AGW proves a damp, cold squib.