The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
In the period Jan- Dec 2004 (The most recent for which data is available) BBC staff and other individuals on BBC business took a total of 51,570 flights with an aggregate mileage of 181,706,000 miles. Or 1000 flights a week. This is equivalent to 36,543,000 kgs of carbon emissions.
I am trying to get this up to date -but there is resistance.
Not surprisingly there's been contradiction in their reporting on the subject too. Its not my intent to go into a GW debate, just to describe what appears to be more bias by them.
There's been significant discussion about Sunspot solar activity and its relationship to the Earth's climate change over this past 1000 years. An interesting analysis on the Beeb's reporting about this can be found here.
"A new scientific study concludes that changes in the Sun's output cannot be causing modern-day climate change.
"It shows that for the last 20 years, the Sun's output has declined, yet temperatures on Earth have risen."
Fascinating, wouldn’t you agree?
Newsbusters also reports:
The author of the 2004 piece, former BBC science correspondent David Whitehouse, wrote an article published in the British Telegraph which slammed the BBC for its “enthusiastically one-sided, sloppy and confused” report on this subject.
This can be an interesting Scientific discussion but clearly the BBC like most major leftist media have sided, and for beneficial ideological reasons, with the GW crowd even tho its worth noting above how serious they really take it when their own lifestyle comes into play. Just like seemingly most Americans in the vanguard of the movement.
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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