An article over the weekend in the UK’s Daily Mail titled The mini ice age starts here, is being refuted by the scientist whose research was used in the story to back the claim that global warming is nothing to worry about because we are entering a phase of “global cooling.”
Mojib Latif, a Meteorologist at the Leibniz Institute at Kiel University in Germany, told the Guardian newspaper that:
“”It comes as a surprise to me that people would try to use my statements to try to dispute the nature of global warming. I believe in manmade global warming. I have said that if my name was not Mojib Latif it would be global warming.”
The Daily Mail is prone to publishing attention-grabbing stories on climate change. Most recently the newspaper claimed that Chinese hackers in league with Russians may be behind the leaked emails from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University.
No correction has appeared on the Daily Mail article yet, so I have emailed the correction and a link to the Gaurdian article to the Sunday editor here: [email protected]
Here’s the message I sent, I will let you know if they respond:
Your article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1242011/DAVID–ROSE-The-mini-ice-age-starts-here.html is being reported by the Gaurdian as being incorrect and the scientist quoted heavily is saying that his research has been misused: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/11/climate-change-global-…
On such an important issue as climate change, and as a major media outlet I would urge you to make a prominent correction right away or risk undermining your credibility.