Let’s Talk About The Weather

Great Britain, Media

So said the schoolgirls in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ when confronted with something more serious, but on George Monbiot’s excellent site there’s a report about how the forecasting of the British weather became politicised after the UK right-wing press began making predictions using a couple of meteorological companies, neither of whom had prediction track records.

It’s a story of ‘1984’-style paradoxes, and unsurprisingly, once more casts tabloids like the Daily Mail in an unflattering light, revealing their reportage to be little more than strung-together fantasies and outright lies. Enjoy here.

One comment on “Let’s Talk About The Weather”

  1. Helen Martin says:

    That almost looks like a hurricane, Chris, or is it a mini weather cell with heavy rain? The met people always get it in the neck. Don’t forget to watch for red skies (am and pm), groundhogs on Feb 2 and the weather on St. Swithin’s Day, to say nothing of rings around the moon and sun dogs.

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