Dumbing Down At The Telegraph


By Paul Homewood


The process of dumbing down continues at the Telegraph!

For some reason, Philip Eden has been dropped from the Sunday Telegraph for the last few weeks, and been replaced with someone called Peter Stanford, who seems to have little in the way of qualifications for the job of reporting the weather.

So, instead of getting serious reporting of events and their context in the longer history of climate, we end up with a load of lightweight, inaccurate drivel.

If we take his latest piece last Sunday, we get claims that Storm Frank was somehow stronger than the 1987 Hurricane (which was not one anyway). I really don’t know where he gets his “120 mph winds” from, but the highest recorded, according to Accuweather, was 85 mph on the Hebridean island of South Uist, something that is not uncommon in those exposed parts.

It is ironic that…

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