Since 2006, the BBC has relentlessly promoted the global warming orthodoxy as a pressure group in its own right.
Christopher Booker in the Telegraph today has a good summary of the development of the BBC’s reporting of climate change, mentioning a story from earlier in the week (reported here in Auntie’s Principles) on the BBC’s receipt of money to make environmental programmes. He describes the ever-increasing lengths some at the BBC have gone to to drive the agenda in the name of doing the right thing:
Some years back, the BBC adopted a new editorial policy –that the scientific and political “consensus” on climate change was now so overwhelming that it should be actively promoted, while climate sceptics, or “deniers” as the BBC calls them, should be kept off the airwaves.
Now it is starting looking hard to sustain (See also Auntie – your slip is showing).
The irony is, however, that just as the BBC adopted its new hard line on climate change, in the real world the story was beginning to shift. Ever more searching questions have come to be asked about the supposed “consensus” on man-made warming, and the BBC’s coverage has come to look ever more one-sidedly absurd.
Biased BBC Blogspot has posted this video about the one-side reporting of global Warming by the BBC. I thought it worth reposting here - Biased BBC: BBC VERSUS REALITY.
For more opinion on the influence of green charities and NGOs see James Delingpole’s Green charities: way more evil and dangerous than Exxon or the Koch Brothers.