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« On the floods in Cumbria | Main | Climate talks progress »
Monday
Dec072015

Bovine thought for the day

If you wanted any more evidence that the BBC is now openly working for the green movement, take a listen to this recent edition of Thought for the Day, when journalist (and part-time vicar) Martin Wroe was given free rein to tell the Radio Four audience that we should be acting on climate change because we want to leave a world without extreme weather to posterity.

I kid you not.

Audio below.

Wroe Thought for the Day

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Reader Comments (26)

I'd be curious to see a history of extreme weather for wherever he is Vicar. Betting his region has seen storms HE never saw in his life.....

Dec 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterClimateOtter

No extreme weather? Do the mild episodes get a participation certificate?
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Dec 7, 2015 at 9:40 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

It is truly amazing. I never would have believed I could witness mass hysteria, stupidity, & foolishness & ignorance, in my lifetime! It's truly an amazing, if not a rather frightening, experience!

Dec 7, 2015 at 9:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan the Brit

Let's pray for his soul.

Dec 7, 2015 at 9:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

So God doesn't do weather any more?

Dec 7, 2015 at 10:01 AM | Unregistered Commenteroldbrew

I wonder what the CO2 was like in Noah's day. Perhaps our R4 vicar can enlighten us.

Dec 7, 2015 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

Not so long ago one couldn't move on the Guardian for 'weather is not climate' comments. Today, absence of their predicted warming, any unusual weather is climate and heaven help anyone who claims otherwise. Alan the Brit has it right - despite precisely zero definitive observed evidence to support their crackpot theory a collective hysteria has taken hold, mostly amongst our self-appointed 'superiors'. Astounding.

Dec 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheshireRed

As an active Christian I am totally dismayed at what people of my Faith are saying and doing in the climate arena. I don't know how much more I can take before I walk away. People of faith are most vulnerable to any suggestion that humankind is "destroying the planet". How sad.

Dec 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterColhozeh

Probably better to leave the world with less extreme stupidity of the sort shown by Mr Wroe.

Dec 7, 2015 at 11:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

The Revd Martin Wroe, Associate Vicar, who is also a full-time freelance writer, St Luke's, West Holloway, Guardianista Central.

Dec 7, 2015 at 11:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndre

Quentin Letts episode with the BBC Trust...impartial/accurate? Light hearted stuff I thought

With the BBC you know whats coming...no surprises at all. Next!

I for one am certainly fed up with the daily religious colour-in on anything that pops up in the MSM. Click..OFF.

Dec 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterEx-expat Colin

Can we have an end to floods being described as 'of biblical proportions'? Otherwise it suggests that climate science and religion have a clash of ideologies.

Dec 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

This and other Thoughts for the Day are discussed regularly here:

http://www.platitudes.org.uk/platblog/comments.php?y=15&m=12&entry=entry151205-075201

Dec 7, 2015 at 12:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterStonyground

It makes no difference. It's been known for years that we are long passed the point of no return.

Dec 7, 2015 at 12:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterAila

“…point of no return…” To where do you wish us to return, Aila?

Dec 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

@ Aila

>> It makes no difference. It's been known for years that we are long passed the point of no return. <<

A monumentally content-free generalisation if I may say so.

But while you're here, perhaps you can enighten us with your 100% guaranteed way to hold a never-exceed global temps increase figure to 2C. Costings required please.

Take your time ...

Dec 7, 2015 at 1:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

I wonder if Mr Wroe is a descendant of Prophet John Wroe (1782-1863) who:

"At Idle Thorpe in Yorkshire, in 1824, he was publicly baptised before a reported crowd of 30,000 and to demonstrate his divine authority he declared that he would part the waters of the River Aire and walk across. The failure of the waters to part for him seems to have done nothing to undermine his credibility with his followers."

Par for the course?

Dec 7, 2015 at 2:44 PM | Registered Commenterdavidchappell

I guess there's at least one born every minute. Useful idiots that is.

Dec 7, 2015 at 3:25 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

Not quite on-topic, but related: Andrew Bolt, popular columnist and blogger with the Melbourne Herald Sun, reports on an interview on Oz's Radio National with John Bolton, former US ambassador to the UN. In it he said of COP21 (and I paraphrase for brevity): The US Congress won't pray at this warmist church - COP21 is like going to church on Sunday - nobody pays attention afterwards. "This is a religious movement."

Dec 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterMike Spilligan

A monumentally content-free generalisation if I may say so.
Not really, JerryM. About on a par with what we are coming to expect of this gust of wind.
Either English isn't its first language or it's a victim of the bog-standard comprehensive system:
"We have long passed the ..." or "We are long past the ...". Let's maintain some standards.

Dec 7, 2015 at 3:50 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

Aila is of course correct that climate science has passed the point at which there is no return to credibility. Climate scientists should repent of their sins now, and pray that being greedy self-centred and arrogant, are not genetic character defects passed on to their grandchildren.

Dec 7, 2015 at 4:06 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Proverbs 26.... Seest thou a person who is wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him

Perhaps we could send this to the churches ?

Dec 7, 2015 at 5:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterM E

Heh, Joltin' John Bolton, my candidate for Secretary of State in a Republican administration.
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Dec 7, 2015 at 6:04 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Apart from making one feel cloyingly sick after listening to it, it reminds one how intelligent cows really are by comparison. It also reminds one that CAGW or Warmism is a religious movement not a scientific inquiry or study.

Dec 7, 2015 at 9:55 PM | Unregistered Commenternicholas tesdorf

He forgot to mention the unicorns and fairy dust.

ARTHUR:
It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear.
The climate must be perfect all the year.

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot.
Camelot! Camelot!
I know it sounds a bit bizarre,
But in Camelot, Camelot
That's how conditions are.
The rain may never fall till after sundown.
By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Camelot.

Camelot! Camelot!
I know it gives a person pause,
But in Camelot, Camelot
Those are the legal laws.
The snow may never slush upon the hillside.
By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Camelot.

Dec 7, 2015 at 10:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterBilly Liar

The Revd Martin Wroe seems to be full of hubris. As a man of god, perhaps he might be getting carried away with this passage and imagines he or even we, might have such divine powers as described below:

Luke 8:24-25
They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, "Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?"

Dec 10, 2015 at 3:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

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