By Gerald Warner
When were you last galvanised by a news report on the BBC (other than with irritation and contempt, I mean)? Yet that was my experience, watching today’s lunch-time News on BBC1. When it came to a report on the 48-mile long iceberg that has broken off from Antarctica, I thought: “Here we go again. Prepare to don tin hats for incoming AGW barrage.”
I was mistaken. Against all expectations, the report gratuitously volunteered the information that this phenomenon had no connection with global warming. It correctly described how, on February 12, the huge iceberg B9B collided with the Mertz Glacier Tongue, dislodging part of it to become a second large iceberg. It may seem like zero coming up in roulette, but British state television refrained from telling a global-warmist porkie on this one.