Spiked on Global Warming Swindle and on cities

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10 Mar 2007

Spiked has covered extensively two items in this week’s news I would have liked to have written about if I had more time. Brendan O’Neill, spiked’s editor, wrote an article on Channel 4’s the Great Global Warming Swindle. The documentary evidently includes claims that global warming is caused by solar activity while also questioning the relationship between higher temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations. Whether or not such claims are right is besides the point. Rather than being accepted as a contribution to the debate anything outside the narrow orthodoxy on the subject is increasingly subject to hysterical witch hunts.

Meanwhile, James Woudhuysen did a demolition job on the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution’s report on The Urban Environment. The report apparently argued that, in the most literal sense, cities make people sick.