I am obliged to the very irreverent Bishop Hill for finding this barbed dagger that was slipped so effortlessly between the ribs of the FT and started my week with a smile. (If 'Brisso' reads this, I'm off to the seaside for the day and I will attend to him later!)
From Mr Ake Nilson.
Sir, In your editorial "It's time to plan for the next deluge" (July 25) you say that "it is now scientifically incontrovertible that global warming is making heavy rain fall more frequently across the world's temperate latitudes". But less than a year ago, on August 10 2006, you reported: "This year's hot, dry summer will be repeated many times in the future and will become normal in the next 40 to 50 years if climate scientists are correct."
Please could you make up your mind as to the effect of global warming?