By Paul Homewood
h/t Philip Bratby
Spiked exposes Roger Harrabin’s lies:
The seasons are changing, and for many of us, that means it’s time for a spring clean. My backyard has gathered months of dirt and winter debris, so now I need to blow it up. I would use the same method to clean the dirt on my car. After making sure the area is clear, and that any nearby houses or pedestrians are safe, I will subject the vehicle to multiple explosions. In each case, I’ll use an electric washer, which Halfords sells for about 50 quid.
At this point, I hope the peddlers among you will begin to split. Can you point out that the hydraulic pressure from my electric washer is not a ‘blast’. Water pressure does not cause ‘sudden and rapid expansion’, which is how many dictionaries define ‘boom’. But according to the BBC’s most senior green journalist, environmental editor Roger Harrabin, there is no difference between hydraulic pressure and the explosion – and Roger’s words are good enough for me.
Harrabin began deploying the word ‘boom’ in its reports in 2011, when the UK’s coalition government and the public became interested in a new and emerging energy source: shale gas .
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