Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Steam portrayed as pollution

The recent BBC article on the European Environmental Ministers' decision to cut emissions by 20% by 2020 contains the usual political nonsense that is hardly worth bringing to anyone's attention. For one thing, what they say they will do won't happen. It hasn't happened in the past so why expect it to happen in the future. These people are the planet's greatest hypocrits.

But what I found interesting is the Getty Image used by the BBC to paint the appropriate picture, numerous "smokestacks", presumably in an oil refinery or petrochemicals plant, belching out what look like white clouds of steam.

Steam is water vapor. It's not pollution. But it kinda looks like it could be, so why not use it to sway people's emotive reactions? Just in case you didn't know, the BBC has an agenda!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so wat? the bbc mite be a bit left wing..thats a good thing..

1:04 PM  
Blogger Focalplane said...

So what! It must be OK, then, to use bad data to prove a concept beyond doubt? Left wing, right wing, that's the reason this blog exists!

8:06 PM  

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