Sunday, 21 December 2008

Modern political philosophy

I've just read a splendid rant from Jeremy Clarkson about our modern tendency to call emergency services, which he somehow morphs to a rant about global warming - oops, climate change; then a reader responds.

". . . I assume that global warming became climate change when the temperature refused to rise, and of course climate change can be justified by everything from the odd autumn gale to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico."

He's got a point - if the evidence was a bit thin, it's getting darn near transparent by now. The modern world is full of people who think three years make a trend (in fashion and TV, it's two years) but the planet itself is not that simple.

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