This video demonstrates perfectly why the BBC’s refusal to engage in debate about climate change is a damning breach of trust as it abandons its own values and responsibilities to ‘inform, educate and entertain’.
There are three main questions that need to be answered when talking about climate change:
1. Is climate change happening?
2. If so what is causing that change?
3. Is any such change good or bad for the planet?
You almost have to answer that last question first in reality because only if you do that can you decide a course of action should mankind then be found responsible to any extent.
If climate change is in fact mostly beneficial is it the sensible thing to take drastic actions that have seriously detrimental effects on the economy, lifestyles and well being of the population…especially when other nations carry on regardless?
Regardless of what is causing climate change the BBC should be allowing a wide variety of voices and opinions to be heard instead of the usual advocates clammering to close down industry.
Is fossil fuel in fact, as suggested in this video, the saviour of Planet Earth from an ever growing population, saving forests from being hacked down and increasing crop yields incredibly. And is CO2 more food than pollutant for the planet?
At the very least the BBC must reappraise the effects of climate change……benefit or detriment?