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By A. W. Montford

In October 2007, whereas trying to find anything fascinating to learn, I stumbled on a weblog posting a few leaked BBC e mail. whereas it used to be fascinating, it seemed particularly insignificant. there has been no trace that this used to be to be the start of an research that might span greater than 4 years and to guide to at least one of the best scandals within the historical past of the BBC.
This lengthy article tells the tale of the way made up our minds bloggers unearthed a plot by way of environmentalists and BBC reporters to subvert the corporation's output, except for international warming sceptics from the airwaves.

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By the way, my own view is that the biggest media failure has been in discussing the policy response to the science of climate change. I mean that though the discussion of the science has been bad the discussion of the policy response has been mostly abysmal. The BBC is only the worst of the offenders on this score because (a) they are paid to be the best and (b) their efforts have fallen so far short of their stated ambitions in this area. I found the seminar frankly shocking. The BBC crew (senior executives from every branch of the corporation) were matched by an equal number of specialists, almost all (and maybe all) of whom could be said to have come from the 'we must support Kyoto' school of climate change activists.

Like me, Newbery's interest had been piqued by the Cambridge and Media Environment Programme and, like me, he struggled to find many details of their activities. But he was able to find out a few fleeting references to CMEP on little visited corners of the web. On the website called Earth Dialogues, there was a page of biographies of the speakers and moderators at an environmental conference, among them Roger Harrabin. Mr. Roger Harrabin Environment Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation Mr.

There was to be one last finding that raised the curtain a little further on CMEP. The Tyndall centre is the UK's national centre for climate research and a paper on their website revealed the information that they had been funding CMEP as well as some details of the programme's work. 16. Tyndall supports media & environment programme The Tyndall Centre is co-sponsoring the University of Cambridge Media and Environment Programme, run by Joe Smith (Open University) and Roger Harrebin [sic] (BBC) through the University of Cambridge's Committee for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (CIES).

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