Amazing. The BBC can’t even get the most basic facts right in its official climate change guidelines.
Its new guidelines on reporting climate change state:
To achieve impartiality, you do not need to include outright deniers of climate change in BBC coverage, in the same way you would not have someone denying that Manchester United won 2-0 last Saturday. The referee has spoken.”
Actually we do deny this claim. And so should the BBC.
Manchester United did not beat Burnley FC 2-0 last Saturday. The match was played last Sunday. The BBC must have spoken to the wrong referee.
It would appear the BBC guidelines are as callow and ill-advised as much of it reporting on climate and climate policy.