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Fabricated news

This post isn’t directly climate-related, but it’s about a tactic used in the news media where considerable scepticism is warranted. I’m not sure if its use is increasing, or if I’m just noticing it more. Here is the top BBC Radio 4 News headline presented at 7am this morning on the Today Programme: Two EU … Continue reading

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Fake news, identity agendas and double standards

Yesterday, membership of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee was announced: Previously, there were 11 members of the committee, and apparently there will be three more appointments, so the announcement seems to have been somewhat botched. The identity politics brigade sprang into action following this announcement, see for example Cambridge physicist and Master … Continue reading