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BBC give platform to climate denier, in the cause of “balance”

Independent 10th Aug 2017, The BBC has been criticised for inviting a climate change denier to come on air and voice his belief that global warming isn’t happening. Science
broadcasters including Brian Cox and Jim al-Khalili criticised the decision
to bring on famous denialist Nigel Lawson, apparently to make sure that
there was a balanced debate.

Both pointed out that there is very little debate about global warming – an established fact on which almost everymainstream scientist is agreed. Lord Lawson was able to make a number of
claims, which went mostly unchallenged.

He said, for instance, that the world had actually become colder over the last 10 years – despite the fact
that 2014, 2015 and 2016 have been the hottest years on record.
Environmental experts including Carbon Brief fact-checked each of the
claims and found that none of them were true.

But apparently because Lord Lawson had been invited on as an opposing voice in a debate – to follow an
interview with Al Gore about his latest climate change film – he was mostly asked to disagree with the science on global warming and his opinions were little picked up on.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/today-programme-nigel-lawson-al-gore-climate-change-denier-global-warming-bbc-radio-4-inconvenient-a7886426.html

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August 12, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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