Log Lines

The BBC and the Times have today both covered the news that old ships logs are being transcribed as a resource for climatologists. No prizes for guessing which media outlet thought the following could be of interest to its readers, and which chose to ignore it:

However, some of the logs suggest that there has been little or no change in sea temperatures elsewhere in the Arctic. Climate change sceptics are likely to seize on these records as evidence that man-made greenhouse gases are having less impact than many scientists have claimed.

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11 Responses to Log Lines

  1. Roland Deschain says:

    Of course, we know what answer the climatologists are looking for and what answer they will find.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Correct me if Im wrong but isnt this an article on a single issue? The kind of thing Harribin said the BBC does do in justifying why they ahvent covered the deconstruction of the hockey stick (the basis for global warming ™ alarmism)!



  3. Anonymous says:

    that should be;

    …Harribin said the BBC does NOT do….

    damn fat fingers! Must be due to global warming! 😀



  4. cassandra king says:

    Quite why it stated that sceptics “are likely to seize on these records” is beyond me.
    Why not just put “use the records” or “analyse this new data to provide a new alternate temperature record to the widely accepted ones”?

    The hostile nature of the wording is important, where neutral framing is required the BBC cannot help but introduce its corporate emotion into  reports like this.


    • Guest says:

      Might not be ‘sceptics’ ‘seizing’ on anything that might require some concern.

      Looking at the way this blog thread is going (and seemingly allowed to be by the mods), anyone who does not toe the line of certain views on ‘climate change’ (sic) is in for a rough time when the revolution comes:


      Time to put them in jail – not talk to them.’

      Is this really the kind of attitude that a BBC blog and its House Rules should endorse… especially a publicly-funded one?

      Unless, of course, they are seeking to either close down views they don’t feel are ‘helpful’ to the little member’s only tribal gatherings they like to fund, uniquely, from the public purse.


  5. Anonymous says:

    testing testing


  6. Heads on poles says:

    But I was told that the science is in……..


    • Martin says:

      Harrabin will probably claim that the data proves nothing and that a bunch of corrupt wet liberal politicians and eco loons that tart themselves up as ‘scientist’s are in fact correct and we should shut up and pay up.


  7. John Horne Tooke says:

    “Climate change sceptics”  Who are these people? I have never heard anyone deny climate change.


  8. Lurking Blackhat says:

    If (when) the logs show the ‘wrong’ answers for the MMGW scare mongers,  they can always fall back on claiming that previous generations did not know what they were doing.

    Remember this about the global cooling from the 1940s to 1970s?