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RTE News boss apologises for not linking 5 hot days in late July to climate change



  • Registered Users Posts: 212 ✭✭Ultimate Gowlbag

    Thats crazy,cant have a few good or bad days in a row without it being climate change.....maybe a month or 2 and id get it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 544 ✭✭✭agoodpunt

    Every extreme weather event is well and trully linked to it its the new order must be all quite on the artic melting front

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭Bobblehats

    A few days of calm in this day n age? Not a chance without they’ll rail against that too looking to denounce it as something more sinister. You bow to this madness you’re worse, just pull the plug on the tweeter machine be done with it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭kefflin

    Absolutely ridiculous

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭Curious_Case

    It must be a median weather curve outlier (they have phrases for everything these days).

    Seeing as it's RTE maybe there's an "explainer" to click on.

    Cap peaks to the back everybody.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭Curious_Case

    Maybe I'm a "this isn't nonsense" denier !!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭olestoepoke

    RTE virtue signalling again, shock horror.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,509 ✭✭✭Purgative

    Yep. Seems that its not really news these days unless its scaring the bejesus out of someone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,569 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke

    There's no way a reporter, a pillar of the community, would misquote something. Could never happen. Bastion of honor and truth, them reporters.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭HerrKapitan

    Imagine the amount of calls of complaint they received for them to backtrack like this.

    These lefties are militant.

    Are they going to include heavy rain in July as climate change also? Code red cloud cover perhaps.

  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭smillingsam

    surprise surprise, a few hot days, in the summer mind you and its down to climate change, we really are starved of the sun in this country if we think like that after a run of a few days with it.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

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  • Posts: 0 Shane Grumpy Ramp

    Quote from the article:

    "Following criticism over the lack of coverage on the climate crisis as Ireland basked in a rare heatwave where temperatures reached 30C, Jon Williams took to Twitter this evening to apologise."

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    that's a meaningless statement; it possibly implies - but does not state - a causal link between ireland's heatwave and his statement, but says nothing about his actual statement. you cannot blame him for whatever lazy phrasing the journalist used.

    i'd say here it's the indo which you should be criticising, rather than him, assuming you copied the original headline verbatim into the thread title.

    if you yourself changed it, the fault is yours. you must have wilfully read into it what you wanted to read into ti.

  • Posts: 0 Shane Grumpy Ramp

    Mate, I put the title on the thread. I know boards is dying a fast death for various reasons, some due to overly fussy moderators, but I wasn't aware that a thread referring to a news article in After Hours had to have the same headline as the linked article.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,767 ✭✭✭Scotty #

    Did you even read the article he posted? Clearly not. He explicitly references the recent extreme weather events in Canada, the US, and Germany. Where did you get the notion this has anything to do with Ireland's recent warm spell? Virtue signalling indeed! 🙄

  • Posts: 0 Shane Grumpy Ramp

    Did you even read the article quoted in the op??

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