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Global Warming: Fact and Friction

How many errors does it take to discredit something? The two errors found per thousand pages is not a bad rate. There are very few other documents, from any source, that achieve anything as low as that.

Of course it’s not just in the numbers but also in the overall judgment. Here we need cogent argument and a balanced approach to risk. And media organisations in particular need to question themselves very carefully over what they say and the reactions they generate.