Tag Archives: BBC

Has David Attenborough Become A Propaganda Mouthpiece Promoting Climate Fear?

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. David Attenborough was my favorite wildlife cinematographer and each year I fed my students numerous clips to make biology and ecology come alive. Researching the … Continue reading

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Scandal: BBC’s six-year cover-up of secret ‘green propaganda’ training for top executives

David Rose of the Mail on Sunday tears the BBC a new one, thanks to an “amateur climate blogger”. Pensioner forces BBC to lift veil on 2006 eco-seminar to top executives Papers reveal influence of top green campaigners including Greenpeace … Continue reading

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BBC – Real risk of a Maunder minimum ‘Little Ice Age’

From BBC’s Paul Hudson It’s known by climatologists as the ‘Little Ice Age’, a period in the 1600s when harsh winters across the UK and Europe were often severe. The severe cold went hand in hand with an exceptionally inactive … Continue reading

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Britain’s Warm, But Unremarkable Summer

Guest essay by Paul Homewood For those of us living in the UK, the glorious summer has been much in the news. We seem to have spent half of it listening to the BBC telling us about temperature records that … Continue reading

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Yeo Ho Ho! We told you so

From the I smell bacon department and Josh: Tim Yeo’s fall. For those who don’t know, he is an MP and Chairman of the UK Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. Front page in The Sunday Times today and, of … Continue reading

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Lords a leapin

Guest post by Mike Jonas From the UK’s BBC comes this news item: Trillion-euro shortfall facing EU energy sector – Lords Committee Under the obligatory photo of chimneys spewing steam, is a totally uncritical article on the final report from … Continue reading

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BREAKING: The ‘secret’ list of the BBC 28 is now public – let’s call it ‘TwentyEightGate’

UPDATES ARE CONTINUOUSLY BEING ADDED at the end of this story. Check below. WUWT readers may recall this post last week: The Secret 28 Who Made BBC ‘Green’ Will Not Be Named Posted on November 10, 2012 The BBC pits six … Continue reading

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The Secret 28 Who Made BBC ‘Green’ Will Not Be Named

The BBC pits six lawyers against one questioning blogger, Tony Newbery of Harmless Sky, who was making an FOI request for the 28 names. In the process, the judge demonstrates he has partisan views on climate change. Via Dr. Benny … Continue reading

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Gavin’s explanation of Climategate’s early hours – then and now

According to The Mosher Timeline  we have this email from NASA’s Dr. Gavin Schmidt to Lucia Liljegren at 3:48PM eastern standard time: Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:48:21 -0500 From: Gavin Schmidt To: lucia liljegren Subject: a word to the … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 93: the hottest weather station in the UK cited by the BBC has some interesting exposure

Over at Tallbloke’s Talkshop, moderator Tim Channon wondered about this regularly hot station reported in the news: An often appearing name in the BBC news as the hottest place in the country is Gravesend but the true location of the … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – what planet does Michael Mann live on?

Via Tom Nelson: Dr. Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, responds to last week’s attacks from Dr. Richard Muller. On the Green Front – Dr. Joseph Romm and Dr. Michael Mann – 08/15/12 at On … Continue reading

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Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, here You can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today: Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012:

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Richard Black, BBC, Hypocrisy, and FOI

Geoffrey Thorpe-Willett writes in with this: Following the Gleick incident Richard Black of the BBC thinks there is a lack of transparency for the organisations involved. I agree, and so I also tried to see how transparent the BBC were. … Continue reading

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Best – warming – headline – evah

I’ve been getting a lot of pressure to cover the story by warmspinner Richard Black over at the BBC about a supposed feedback between Arctic sea ice and colder, snowier, winters in the UK and the EU. For example, WUWT … Continue reading

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Phobos-Grunt demise shows BBC’s (and Daily Mail’s) bad science tendency

OK, The “Grunt heard round the world” is no more, apparently burning up over the Pacific. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the probe and what fragments made it through the atmosphere fell about 775 miles west of Wellington Island. In looking … Continue reading

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Warmer loses BBC sponsored bet: “…the standstill, not the increase, is now this warm period’s defining characteristic.”

Press release London, 13 January: A climate bet proposed by the BBC’s radio programme “More or Less” four years ago has been won by Dr David Whitehouse, a former BBC Science Editor and a scientific adviser to the Global Warming Policy … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking words for the BBC and the Guardian – from a Podcast by the BBC’s Michael Buerk

Guest Post by Barry Woods The respected BBC journalist, Michael Buerk has a short podcast entitled Michael Buerk on the Climate Summit at a new blog that I have just come across called The Fifth Column. It has some thought-provoking and challenging concerns for … Continue reading

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Oh, this is rich. BBC’s Harrabin asks CRU for programming advice

Roger Harrabin and Joe Smith write to UEA warmist Mike Hulme, ask: “What should the BBC be doing this time in terms of news, current affairs, drama, documentaries, game shows, music etc?”  

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Climate craziness of the week – the last one, really!

The Telegraph goes full stupid with this headline. The craziness is that this photo essay has to be done every year, a point apparently lost on both the Telegraph and the photographer.

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More ursus bogus – this time with fake snow on BBC’s “Frozen Planet”

Readers may recall using photoshopped images of polar bears on CGI ice floes. Here we go again. Via the GWPF: Frozen Planet Fakery Row: Polar Bear Filmed In Zoo Using Fake Snow Monday, 12 December 2011 17:48 Euan Stretch, Daily … Continue reading

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Chevy Volt problems may have been deferred by NHTSA to protect “fragility of Volt sales” – FOIA demands launched

Here’s an interesting BBC story about the safety hazards associated with the Chevy Volt — specifically, the risk that its battery pack could catch fire after even a minor impact. But the real problem may no longer be a technical … Continue reading

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The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal (ho ho)

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr.some comments on the recent scathing report on BBC’s impartiality (ho ho) when it comes to reporting climate change. He writes: Comments On The Global Warming Policy Foundation Report “The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal” … Continue reading

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The genesis of RealClimate.org appears in the Climategate emails, and surprise, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin seems connected

This email in December 2003 shows what appears to be the genesis of the idea of setting up the RealClimate.org website. There a BBC (impartiality – ho ho) connection. Roger Harrabin at this meeting at Tyndall (why was he there … Continue reading

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Climategate 2 – “Impartiality” at the BBC

Guest post by Barry Woods It was only last weekend that the BBC’s Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin and Dr Joe Smith of the Open University made headlines in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. This was because their jointly run - Cambridge Media and … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: BBC In Cahoots With Climategate Scientists, prime minister “green guru” publicly doubts climate change.

Steve Hilton, the Prime Minister’s director of strategy and ‘green guru’, is the latest person to admit to doubts about climate change. ‘I’m not sure I believe in it,’ he announced at a meeting of the Energy Department, prompting one … Continue reading

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Hits and Misses for the week of November 20-26

I’m trying out a new feature, “Hits and Misses” which will highlight some of the on-target and brightest things in science and climate juxtaposed with some of the off-target and silliest things in the past week. Hit: Almost two years … Continue reading

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BBC’s Kirby admission to Phil Jones on “impartiality”

Climategate 2.0 email 4894.txt shows just what Alex Kirby of BBC thinks of climate skeptics as he conveys it to Dr. Phil Jones. Clearly, there an incestuous relationship between climate science and the BBC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ date: Wed Dec  8 08:25:30 … Continue reading

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Slipping some “past the goalie” at RC

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein Seinfeld fans will remember how proud Kramer was when he thought he had slipped one past the goalie. Well, I’ve managed to slip a few comments onto RealClimate’s discusion of the Times Atlas “Greenland Meltdown” … Continue reading

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Richard Black tells the BBC reporting team what to think

David Whitehouse: Biased BBC Advice Based On Sloppy Statistics. From the GWPF: The Observatory, 4 November 2011 Whatever you think about the BBC’s actual performance in reporting climate change, they are supposed to adhere to the highest standards of impartiality … Continue reading

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BBC: The Little Ice Age was all about solar UV variability… wasn’t an ice age at all

Mike Bromley writes in: BBC has the explanation for the European LIA… it wasn’t really an ice age at all.   See this strange quote.

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Wind turbine FAIL – school left holding the bag for £53,000

It all started when the Gorran School got the bright idea that a wind turbine would solve all their electrical bills while doing some feel good environmentalism. The BBC was ecstatic when they reported on it back in 2008: A … Continue reading

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The BBC Endeavours to Provide More Biased Coverage on Climate Change

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has released a report on its coverage of climate change, that is based partly on “an independent review” by Steve Jones, a Genetics Professor at University College London … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr. on Climate Science Myopia

By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. There is an article Global warming lull down to China’s coal growth by Richard Black of the BBC which perpetuate an inappropriately narrow view of climate science. The article headlines with the text “The lull in … Continue reading

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BBC snowed by the whims of nature

Oh noes! Then, suddenly, this week, in summer no less, nature decides that snowfalls won’t be a thing of the past after all, and makes bozos of the BBC:

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The Telegraph “gets it” about Climategate investigations and the conflict of interest of publicly funded media

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