What does The Telegraph consider newsworthy about the interview? It chooses as its headline
Wind farms will not stop global warming, claims ministerJust how wild can this man be?
Let's see. Temperatures are plateauing. Could the late C20 rise conceivably be anything to do with the sun? And over the longer term was it so exceptional anyway?
Owen Paterson chooses to admit global warming exists but "stopped short of saying it is an entirely man-made problem". A moderate, nay uncontroversial, position you might think. But "his comments are likely to alarm green groups".
He has also praised Britain’s shale gas reserves as “one unexpected and potentially huge windfall.” (Lest we forget, our shale reserves could bring us more jobs and much cheaper gas bills.)
In the same print edition the ineffable Louise Gray, the paper's environment correspondent, goes barking.
WRAP - a government busybody quango which the coalition should have scrapped - says retailers should be offering to "buy back" old clothes from customers, to boost recycling. Apparently "the latest research" reveals that Britons threw out 1.7bn items of clothing last year, or 28 items for every man, woman and child (which seems high). Says the ineffable Louise
A third of these unwanted items end up in landfill, wasting resources and driving climate change.That suggests recycling may be working rather well. Many supermarkets have recycling bins for clothing, many charity shops resell second hand garments. So just why would we expect the likes of Tesco, M&S, New Look, John Lewis and Harvey Nicks to start buying people's used clothing?
What grabs the attention, though, is the notion that my old shirts may be "driving climate change".
Goodness, it must be more serious than I thought. Not this dubious "global warming" though - it seems Louise Gray is becoming even shriller.