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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Flip Flopping Away

What is happening at the Daily Maul?

With a strong pedigree in any story that can promote anti-environmentalism and columnists with a clear anti-science, anti-global warming bent it has had some appalling science coverage over the years.

But strangely, of late it has had some articles from that elusive 'Daily Mail Reporter' that actually has reported the general thrust of the science even if they have been of the usual poor quality ill and  referenced standard we are used to.

This has resulted in some humorous flip flopping with alarmist stories about the impending ice age like this -The new Ice Age: Climate change could slow as sun simmers down -and this - Earth facing a mini-Ice Age 'within ten years' due to rare drop in sunspot activity - which was thoroughly ripped apart by this little Youtube video;

To stories that reflect the general scientific opinion like this - Coal-burning China's rapid growth may have HALTED global warming - and this  - Global warning: Scientists in U-turn as they claim extreme weather and climate change are linked - which was cited on WTFUWT as "This Week’s Stupidest Global Warming Story” and judging by the comments in the Maul Online they must have given the climate science denying section of their readership apoplexy.

I can't figure out if this is because the editorial staff now realise  that 'The Daily Mail owners buy climate change' as revealed here or if it is just the fact that the science has finally reached a critical mass that any newspaper has little option to start reporting it. Perhaps it is just temporary and the Maul will return to it's usual misrepresentation of all science it thinks it's readership would rather not hear.

Which ever it is, it has certainly made this  "sexist, racist, bigoted, comic cartoon strip" more entertaining recently.

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