Media Crockery – Misquoting to the Extreme

Even Paul Hudson of the BBC copied it without doing his own research.

(This post was provoked interesting Daily Maverick post by Ivo Vegter)


The BBC post says: “To confuse the issue even further, last month Mojib Latif, a member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says that we may indeed be in a period of cooling worldwide temperatures that could last another 10-20 years”

However, Latif says: “It may well happen that you enter a decade or maybe even two, when the temperature cools relative to the present level.” 

He did not say that we “may indeed be” in a period of cooling. And even if he DID say that, he makes it clear that this would be decadal and would not mean an overall reversal. He also didn’t say “last another 10-20 years”

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