Two articles you will never see in the Daily Telegraph.

In July the DT’s Science and Comment sections contained two articles one on climate change and the other positing the likelihood of a new ice age. Both of which have been soundly discredited by the experts at Climate Feedback. However as yet I have not seen a correction or even an acknowledgement that there are other views.

First the bet noir of real science, Christopher Booker. His words on Arctic sea ice so full of inaccuracies and muddled thinking that even the most ardent sceptic would be ashamed. The analysis of the article can be found here.

And before that there was Dan Hyde who put on his Mr Jekyll hat to warn of a new ice age. This article is possibly even more absurd than Booker’s. The analysis of the article can be found here.

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My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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