Climategate has moved things along faster than we had hoped: Today, we learn that the BBC’s governing body, BBC Trust, has launched a major review of its science coverage after complaints of bias, most notably in its treatment of climate change.
The BBC Trust today announced it would carry out the probe into the ‘accuracy and impartiality’ of its output in this increasingly controversial area.
The review comes after repeated criticism of the broadcaster’s handling of green issues. It has been accused of acting like a cheerleader for the theory that climate change is a man-made phenomenon.
The review will begin this spring and the results will be published in 2011. A “scientific expert” will lead the review on climate change and other controversial science issues.
After the news broke, the award-winning scientist Al Gore was overheard to say on a call to the BBC, “I could be available for that position if your country thaws out by spring.” But we’re certain Mr. Gore was already on the top of the BBC’s list of candidates.
H/T: James Delingpole
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