Andrew has written in 2016 that the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) are
involved in some elaborate fraud aimed at deceiving the Australian public
about climate change.
Of course, if there was such a fraud, not only would it have to involve the
CSIRO and BoM in Australia, but also the National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Organisation (NOAO) and NASA in the USA, the Japan Meteorological
Agency, the UK Meteorological Office and many other highly respected
organisations around the world.
How could anyone in their right minds believe such twaddle?
No fiction writer would put such a conspiracy in a novel, because it is a
perfectly laughable proposition.
How could organisations such as these, with long traditions of scientific
accuracy and academic independence make all their scientific staff take part
in the lies?
Can you imagine it: the boss gets all the scientists together and tells
them, "in the past you have followed the evidence wherever it lead you, but
in the future you are going to have to put aside all your scientific
training, all your professional ethics, and the proud tradition of centuries
of scientific advance that you have previously been a part of, and take part
in a hoax the like of which the world has never before seen."
Obscuring the truth
Newspapers have been used for centuries to inform people; their intentional
use to spread disinformation probably goes back almost as far.
The willingness to use any media to mislead and spread lies requires a
frightening contempt for
You might ask, why would Andrew Bold write this if he didn't believe it to be
The answer seems to be, because he believes it to be good for his career.
His boss, Rupert Murdoch is a notorious climate science denier, so it would
keep Andrew in Rupert's good books.
Sensational stories that much of the readership of a newspaper like to read,
because it suits their own preconceptions, irrespective of the credibility of
those stories, helps to sell newspapers.
Being sensational and controversial is what Andrew does to keep himself in
the public eye.
To believe that all the scientists in the CSIRO, BoM and many other scientific
organisations around the world are colluding in a conspiracy, and that not
one of them is willing to speak out and expose the conspiracy, would require
monumental stupidity (or gullibility); Mr Bolt is far from stupid, so
the only logical conclusion is that he has taken this stance dishonestly to
misinform those more foolish and gullible (but perhaps also more honest) than