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27 April, 2004

Fossil fools

I rarely agree with the proselytising of George Monbiot, but in this article at his website, republished by the Guardian, he does reflect my own view, for once: that in underplaying global warming as mere speculation, mainstream journalists are doing absolute harm.
In reading the article, remember Monbiot is hardly a dispassionate observer, but is no less reliable a reporter, and is rather more qualified in the subject, than the average TV or newspaper journalist.


The science is settled, and anybody disagreeing is paid by the oil industry.

That generalisation doesn't help science either.

Posted by Hans Erren at May 14, 2004 11:24 PM

Some who disagree are paid by the oil industry - that's undeniable. No-one has claimed all dissenters are paid by the oil industry. If Monbiot had made the precise statement you alleged, I'd be similarly critical, but he simply didn't.

Posted by NRT at May 15, 2004 12:36 PM
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