Thursday, July 21, 2011

Climate Sceptics given Too Much BBC Airtime

An inquiry has found that in the quest to be impartial, the BBC has given too much weight to climate sceptics.

It seems perfectly reasonable to allow a cross-section of views to be represented on a topic, after all, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But people are not entitled to their own facts. And climate science, like all science, is a matter of fact. It is right to allow science to be questioned on the basis of research and evidence - indeed this is what science does - but not on the basis of rhetoric, fiction and misrepresentation, which is the tactic employed by the deniers.

Perhaps part of the problem is the BBC doesn't have enough people who understand science, and too many fat cats who are afraid that climate science isn't compatible with their first-class, limousine-based, taxpayer funded lifestyles.

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