Thursday, February 02, 2012
The great turnabout
I was going to do a long piece on Afghanistan and Clausewitz, but it's too late and I'm too tired – it will have to wait until later today. However, I was also keeping an eye on the weather situation – which is getting interesting. Actually, it is not so much the weather as the media reaction to it.
A few years ago, in 2008, when Booker and I were charting the terrible winter weather throughout the world, the MSM was largely silent, still in the thrall of the warmists. But now, with what are quite moderate conditions for the UK (we've had it a lot worse), we get this (above) and much else of a similar nature - see below:
Reuters is a also keeping an eye on the Russian gas situation, as well as the mounting death toll in eastern and central Europe, with Ukraine having suffered badly in temperatures down to minus 33°C. Moscow is relatively balmy, enjoying daytime temperatures of a mere minus 22°C. Many sources we are in for a brutal weekend, right across Europe.
But, given the sometimes OTT coverage (parts of Britain in deepest winter colder than parts of Antarctica in the height of summer, shock!), it seems to me, we're going through the "switch". Having been for years pushing the global warming agenda, the newspapers (or some of them) are now in the market for "cold" and the warmists aren't getting a look in.
That could be very significant. Where the media leads, the politicians still tend to follow.