Emma Thompson

So, bottom line is: it’s OK to exaggerate as long as it’s for a good cause. Much like what Steven Schneider said here:

“..Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest…”

Or Gavin Schmidt said here:


You see the problem with ‘scientization’ of the debate as Gavin puts it, is that the science, and Gaia, and the weather, is totally stacked up against the AGW-fraud-gravy-train. It’s an embarssment to still support this AGW clima-geddon rubbish.

...and Then There's Physics

Emma Thompson’s interview on newsnight has caused a bit of a Twitter storm because she got some things wrong. For example she said

if they take out of the earth all the oil they want to take out, you look at the science – our temperature will rise 4 degrees Celsius by 2030, and that’s not sustainable.

Well, this is clearly wrong. Our temperatures will almost certainly not rise by 4 degrees Celsius by 2030, but she did at least get right that how much we burn will determine how much we warm.

She also made strong claims about refugee crisis

Our refugee crisis – which, let me tell you, if we allow climate change to go on as it’s going, the refugee crisis we have at the moment will look like a tea party, compared to what’s going to happen in a few years’ time. Because if…

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  1. Paul,
    Are you being intentionally dishonest, or are you just stupid? Nowhere did I say anything that was consistent with it being okay to exaggerate as long as it’s for a good cause. I do not think it is okay to exaggerate, even if it is for a good cause. You could actually buck the trend and correct your misrepresentation of what I’ve said in my post. Or you can simply do what your ilk normally do, which is stick with your misrepresentation despite me coming here to point out that you’ve done so. I’m pretty sure that I’m wasting my time, so I probably won’t come back to check what you’ve actually done. Being misrepresented by people for whom I have little actual respect, doesn’t bother me greatly.

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