Irony is DEAD

It is difficult to put into words just how bad the Daily Mail is. I am going instead to just give you some examples so that hopefully you can just see how terrible it is.

Firstly, irony isn’t just dead, it has been bludgeoned to death, buried, dug up, burned and then flushed down the toilet:

Irony is dead

Secondly, the article that claimed that IPCC warnings over rising sea levels had been proved ‘wrong’ was utterly, utterly wrong. The headline makes a clear claim: ‘Alarmist Doomsday warning of rising seas ‘was wrong’, says Met Office study’. The article repeats the same claim in the first couple of paragraphs:

The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which would have seen cities around the world submerged by water, now looks ‘unlikely’.

A Met Office study also rules out the shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean’s conveyor belt, which would trigger Arctic winters in Britain like those seen in the film The Day After Tomorrow.

OK, so sea levels not rising as thought and the Atlantic Ocean conveyor belt is going to be fine, got it.

Except the Mail then gets to the results of the Met Office study:

However, the report says the IPCC was right to warn of a sea level rise of up to 2ft by 2100, and that a 3ft rise could happen.

The IPCC underestimated the danger posed by the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and the release of methane from warmer wetlands, the report adds.

Vicky Pope, head of climate science at the Met Office, said: ‘In most cases, our new understanding has reinforced results from the IPCC report – and the degree of impact is about the same.’

So, the report actually confirms the warnings on rising sea levels! How can the headline and article be so wrong? How they can they copy and paste these bits into the article and fail to notice that their headline and the whole premise for the article is completely and utterly wrong?

The worst thing is that they then use it as evidence to support this new article on how those crazy global warming folks are now warning you about cancer. As if the Mail is pretending it isn’t obsessed with warning people about getting cancer from everything that has ever existed.

And finally, remember that bacteria-alien-in-lake rubbish they printed just the other day? Well, the Mail doesn’t, given it has just printed this article: ‘Nasa study announcing discovery of bacteria that lived on arsenic dismissed as ‘flim flam’ by scientists’. Presumably it will now apologise for illustrating their article with a picture of ET?

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