Attenborough to present ‘Climate Change – The facts’ on BBC TV next week

Posted: April 13, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, bbcbias, climate, Emissions, opinion
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Earth and climate – an ongoing controversy

Project climate fear goes into overdrive on the BBC. The fact is, there isn’t a known way to measure how much – if at all – any changes in climate might be due to human-caused emissions of trace gases into the atmosphere. This is sometimes called the attribution problem – assuming there is a problem. Brace for another attempt to put lipstick on the ‘man-made global warming’ pig, as warmists state their case with little or no right of reply for dissenters, as per BBC non-impartial climate policy.

The BBC is finally putting global warming in TV’s spotlight in an hour-long film, but is it too little, too late from the corporation? – asks New Scientist.

The involvement of this influential star on BBC1, the corporation’s biggest channel, in a prime 9 pm slot has raised expectations that the film could significantly shift attitudes and spur action. Perhaps it could do for climate change what 2017’s Blue Planet II did for plastics.

But is the documentary too little, too late from the BBC on climate change? We have known about the severity of global warming for years. Shouldn’t a show in 2019 be about actions rather than facts?

The film is, however, an excellent primer on climate change, sprinting through the basics of the science, why we have failed to cut carbon emissions and how we might reduce future warming.

It features a who’s who of climate academia, from Michael Mann, James Hansen and Naomi Oreskes in the US to UK figures including Peter Stott, Mark Maslin and Catherine Mitchell.

Somewhat oddly, there is no one from the world’s biggest emitter, China. Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain is there though. “If the poor are suffering today, then the rich will also suffer tomorrow,” she says.

Attenborough is a soothing balm, popping up as a voice of calm whenever you might be freaking out about the sheer scale of the problem.

As with previous climate documentaries, such as 2007’s The 11th Hour, it occasionally drags a little due to the reliance on talking heads and generic stock visuals.

But there are some memorable scenes: bats killed by extreme heat in Australia and dashcam footage of a father and son speeding through a wildfire.

Full report here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    ‘It seems the less the climate changes, the louder the voices of climate alarmists get.’
    – Dr. Richard Lindzen

    Video here:

    ‘blaming global warming for everything from acne to the Syrian civil war’ 🤣
    – – –
    NB Lindzen is a ‘lukewarmer’ i.e. believes CO2 does play some part in temperatures.

  2. erl happ says:

    I am not a luke-warmer: In my view, its conclusive. No greenhouse effect whatsoever.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Get your climate FUD propaganda from the BBC warmists…

  4. Saighdear says:

    ( Sigh, yawn, ….) Heard all this before: The Carbon that will be released to air this program …. do I want to watch, or like Brexit, just now ignore and ( have to Vote with a big ” Non!! ” ) since they didn’t hear me the first time ( for Clarity, Non to remain & Non for the BBC tripe)

  5. JB says:

    Distractions and False-Flags of artificial controversy for consumption of the public–

    “In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.” p75 The First Global Revolution

    “In all ages the people of the world, equally with individuals, have accepted words for deeds, for they are content with a show and rarely pause to note, in the public arena, whether promises are followed by performance. Therefore we shall establish show institutions which will give eloquent proof of their benefit to progress.” Section 5:8

    “The part played by the liberals, utopian dreamers, will be finally played out when our government is acknowledged. Till such time they will continue to do us good service. Therefore we shall
    continue to direct their minds to all sorts of vain conceptions of fantastic theories, new and apparently progressive: for have we not with complete success turned the brainless heads of the
    goyim with progress, till there it not among the goyim one mind able to perceive that under this work lies a departure from truth in all cases where it is not a question of material inventions, for truth is one, and in it there is no place for progress.” Section 13:4


  6. Gamecock says:

    ‘The fact is, there isn’t a known way to measure how much – if at all – any changes in climate might be due to human-caused emissions of trace gases into the atmosphere.’

    The standard climate ‘science’ explanation is an argument from ignorance. They can’t figure out what might have naturally caused the modest warming, so it MUST BE MAN!

  7. oldbrew says:

    Don’t tell Attenborough about inconvenient climate phenomena like the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. They can’t be blamed on man, so best not look back that far in case the ‘man-made climate alarm’ narrative is made to look suspect.

  8. ivan says:

    ‘Climate Change – The facts’, the continuing of The Big Lie from the UN Church of Climatology.

    The fact they are pushing the hype like this points to them being very afraid that people in general are waking up to the scam. They appear to have forgotten the old truism, ‘You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time’, which leads to, ‘When caught trying to fool people everything you say or have said becomes suspect’, see the UK gov as an example of that.

  9. stpaulchuck says:

    Attenborough went off the rails decades ago. He’s a true blue lefty/liberal up for any and every idiot parade that comes along.

    Of course the Beeb is too and has been for a very long time. It seems to be a thing across the world where the unproductive types gravitate to positions of power in institutions and the media and then gradually ramp up the BS propaganda.

  10. Curious George says:

    Expect an increase in teenage suicides.

  11. MrGrimNasty says:

    The crafty BBC encourages people to have an email license these days, obviously a plan to stop embarrassing demonstrations with a mass burning!

  12. stewgreen says:

    8pm Tonight a repeat of Friday’s Radio4 Feedback prog
    “Is the BBC doing enough to cover climate change?”
    A trailer started the prog
    “Since we have only 12 years left, the BBC should be doing more to save the planet ?”
    Then 16 mins the actual item
    I posted my comments over at BH log of BBC Climate bias
    And did a Twitter thread

    I added points today as I realised that the BBC has just started 3 actual Climate campaign projects
    and added a link to Alex Cull’s transcript

  13. oldbrew says:

    Why Attenborough’s Walrus Claims Are Fake.
    APRIL 14, 2019

    Saint David has gone down the climate propaganda rabbit hole and it’s already going badly for him.