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Daily Telegraph Makes Mistake

The Daily Telegraph newspaper, the grand uncle of the broadsheets, allows through a little slip-up. I am sure it will get corrected tomorrow, so I’ve kept a copy, just in case anyone challenges what I can see on the page right now :-

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/6952220/Why-were-in-the-grip-of-medieval-mania.html

“…In the climate change debate, both sceptics and proponents have spent a lot of time debating the significance for our own times of two parts of the period. The first is what has been termed the Medieval Warm Period, from between 800 to 1300, the second the Little Ice Age that followed it. Those in the Christopher Booker and George Monbiot camp, one which blames humans for climate change, have spent a lot of heated discussion dwelling on these facts, and the debate has found its way into creative works in surprising ways…”

Last time I looked, Christopher Booker was being awarded a special prize for Global Warming “scepticism” (denial) :-

https://www.monbiot.com/archives/2009/02/06/the-christopher-booker-prize-for-climate-change-bullshit/

Poor Philip Hensher, who wrote the article. How could he get so confused ?

Or have I missed something ? Has Christopher Booker repented of all his seemingly misguided hackery, read some Climate Change science, recanted of his mission to promote what appears to be sensationalist nonsense, and become an acolyte of the Church of Global Warming ?

Somebody should find out, I think.

One reply on “Daily Telegraph Makes Mistake”

Dear Miss Abbess,

I was looking out for someone to spot this. There was evidently a confusion at the editing stage. What I filed was this:

. In the climate change debate, both sceptics and proponents have spent a lot of time debating the significance for our own times of two parts of the period; the first, what has been termed the Mediaeval Warm Period, from between 800 to 1300, and the Little Ice Age that followed. Followers both of Christopher Booker and of George Monbiot have spent a lot of heated discussion dwelling on these facts, and the debate has found its way into imaginative work in surprising ways.

As you see, I am not under the impression that Christopher Booker and George Monbiot are in the same camp, and I am sure the Daily Telegraph will be making a correction to what must have been a misunderstanding.

Philip Hensher

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