Well, you could have predicted. The quote miners, having run out of ore in misrepresenting Sir John Houghton, started making it up, claiming that he wrote in his 1994 book
"Unless we announce disasters, no one will listen,"have gone back to what they do best, truncating something Sir John actually said
Piers Akerman is picking up the thin straw offered to him by others yesterday, the Denial Squad was really busy. Here are a few to get you busy.
Sunday Telegraph, 10.9.95
Me and my GodHoughton warns that God may induce man to mend his ways with a disaster. “God tries to coax and woo, but he also uses disasters. Human sin may be involved, the effect will be the same.
Sir John Houghton talks to Francis Welch . . .
“If we want a good environmental policy in the future, we’ll have to have a disaster. It’s like safety on public transport. The only way humans will act is if there’s been an accident.
Climate Audit - Feb 17
Clamour of the Times - Feb 17
Bishop Hill - Feb 16
Blow the whistle on the squad. Tell them to stop pulling our leg. The Policy Lass has some more specific examples of how this old mother load has been re-opened in the quote mine
Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.