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Friday
Aug102012

Oxburgh still spinning

Lord Oxburgh was interviewed on Australian radio the other day (H/T Australian Climate Madness), discussing global warming science and Climategate.

The interviewer is very impressed that an oil industry man is so convinced of AGW. He also seems well informed about Oxburgh's advisory role to banks and governments. Strangely, however, he doesn't seem to have picked up that Oxburgh is heavily involved in the renewables industry.

Funny that.

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He was interviewed on the ABC, whose dedication to CAGW is possibly even more devout than that of the BBC. In fact, there is a website:

http://abcnewswatch.blogspot.com.au/

run by a savvy chap called Marc Hendrickx which devotes a lot of time to exposing the ABC's most egregious errors about climate science. Marc has managed to squeeze retractions, rewrites and apologies out of them, but usually so long after the event that everyone else has forgotten about anything but the initial alarmist message. Sound familiar?

My own experience with the ABC's propaganda mindset came a couple of years ago when they ran, once again, the simply false story about islands in the Cartaret group (Pacific) being drowned by rising seas due to SUVs and aircon and Western decadence generally. They have run this fairytale several times, before and since my fruitless complaint. Long before the scare du jour, it has been acknowledged that some islands in that area are sinking because of tectonic plate activity. I sent a formal complaint, complete with impeccable scientific references, and was basically told to go and resume crocheting in the corner facing the wall until I had overcome my attitude problem.

It is no surprise, therefore, that the ABC interviewer either didn't bother, or didn't care, to mess up the message of the interview encumbered by basic research. Slaves of dull, plodding fact are the antithesis of post-modern journalism, as exemplified by this interview.

I couldn't give a rat's, except that my taxes pay for this illiterate, unresearched rubbish.

Aug 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohanna

I don't suppose he was asked how many sceptics he was funding while at Shell, and how much was spent?

Aug 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

Who nominated Oxburgh to chair the Science Appraisal Panel then? And who said it was a blinder well played?

http://climateaudit.org/2010/09/12/who-recommended-oxburgh/

Aug 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

I don't think Oxburgh cares a hoot about whether global warming is occurring or who's causing it.

He just wants to keep the gravy train running, because he's on it.

Aug 11, 2012 at 3:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterRick Bradford

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