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Climate Change Skeptics Dumped by BBC to Create 'Balance'

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Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2014 09:56 PM by AlexMuller

Climate change skeptics are being banned from BBC News, according to a new report, for fear of misinforming people and to create more of a "balance" when discussing man-made climate change. The latest casualty is Nigel Lawson, former London chancellor, has just recently been barred from appearing on BBC.

 

Lord Lawson, who has written about climate change, said the corporation is silencing the debate on global warming since he discussed the topic on its Radio 4 Today program in February. This skeptic accuses "Stalinist" BBC of succumbing to pressure from those with renewable energy interests, like the Green Party, in an editorial for the Daily Mail. He appeared on February 13 debating with scientist Sir Brian Hoskins, chairman of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London, to discuss recent flooding that supposedly was linked to man-made climate change.

 
Despite the fact that the two intellectuals had a "thoroughly civilized discussion," BBC was "overwhelmed by a well-organized deluge of complaints" following the program. Naysayers harped on the fact that Lawson was not a scientist and said he had no business voicing his opinion on the subject.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-13
+2
Climate change discussions have to focus on overwhelming evidence that this chance is happening and that the subject of discussion can only be the ways that this huge and critical problem is going to be tacked
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-07-13
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I found this statement and completely agree with it "Money amplifies certain voices above others and, in effect, gives them a megaphone in the public square." And this is really bad if misrepresents the facts on climate change Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!Me alegro de que la cosa continúe pero aún sería mucho mejor si siguiese en forma de pr#P1ama.&or91;gor qué no empezáis uno como complemento del blog en la Cadena del Water como hace el Emilio? Con eso si que no dependeis de nadie y es más facil de lo que parece.Hasta... los huevos. Reply


 

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