BBC removes Bitesize page on climate change ‘benefits’ after backlash

Posted: July 2, 2021 by oldbrew in censorship, climate, humour, News
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UK summer 2018 [image credit: BBC]

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The BBC has removed an educational page laying out the “benefits” of climate change after a furious online reaction, reports The Guardian.

BBC Bitesize, its website for schoolchildren, claimed warmer temperatures “could lead to healthier outdoor lifestyles” and that a benefit of climate change could mean easier access to oil in Alaska and Siberia.

Other apparent benefits highlighted by the BBC included the ability to one day grow more crops in Siberia, new shipping routes created by melting ice, and more tourist destinations.

After a backlash from climate experts and campaigners, including the Guardian writer George Monbiot, the page, aimed at year 10 students, was amended to only include the negative impacts of climate change.

Monbiot tweeted: “This is what @bbcbitesize is teaching our children about climate breakdown. I’m sorry, but it’s an absolute disgrace. You could come away thinking: ‘on balance, it sounds pretty good’.”

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  1. ilma630 says:

    It seems for some, the truth hurts.

  2. oldbrew says:

    amended to only include the negative impacts of climate change

    Note: *only*. Climate has to be bad news, whatever the causes 🙄

  3. tod says:

    North of the 45th the growing season is @10 days longer.

    [reply] longer than what?

  4. JB says:

    Look who’s the disgrace. Said the firepoker to the kettle.

  5. cognog2 says:

    So BIG BROTHER disapproved. Not surprising as heresy is a mortal sin.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Guardian: In 2018, the BBC took a public stance on climate change, saying “man-made climate change exists”, adding that its journalists should be aware of “false balance”.
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    The BBC’s lack of balance and refusal to allow even scientifically qualified sceptics any air time on climate contravenes its charter. It sacked Prof. David Bellamy for not following its prescribed climate script by pointing out the stupidity of it all.

    At least the Guardian sort of allows that there is another angle, even if it doesn’t like it…

    Scotland’s exam board recently came under fire from the Scottish Green party for teaching the “positives” of climate change. The Scottish Qualifications Authority geography course gave benefits of climate change such as “increased tourism to more northerly latitudes” and “improved crop yields”.

    The political party said it was “deeply inappropriate” for the SQA to specify the pros and cons should be given equal consideration.

    The SQA responded: “Analysing and evaluating a variety of views is essential to critical thinking.”

  7. stpaulchuck says:

    the climate scammers see the wheels nearly full off their cash wagon so go into immediate panic mode when anyone notes that warmer climate is generally a very good thing.

    What I hate is that the Beeb and others go into full flight when Moonbat and others start their rant. One stat that they always flush down the memory hole is that some 97% of all the Satanic Gas production is NATURAL. Nothing to do with us. The human contribution is lower than the noise level in the data so it cannot be scientifically fixed in the data as X amount, just somewhere between the confidence bars, i.e. a guess.

  8. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Moonbat! What a loon! Arrhenius pointed out the advantages of global warming. While he was wrong, and proved so by Einstein in 1917, Moonbat cannot even comprehend the arguments.

  9. pochas94 says:

    If there’s one thing bureaucrats don’t like is threats to their political power, such as their favorite crutch, GLOBAL WARMING.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Fearmongers fume at BBC…

  11. tom0mason says:

    I have recently had a bad fall-out with most of my family and friends because of BBC reporting.
    I made the point that there was plenty of science research papers that show that the BBC’s over-hyped climate change stance was as poor as their COVID coverage.
    The resounding response from them was that my ‘beliefs’ were wrong.
    I pointed-out to them ‘in no uncertain terms’ that none of them was technically, scientifically, or medically trained, in fact in all three subject areas they all were profoundly ignorant. They said the BBC reports had informed them about the truth!
    I also replied that I do not ‘believe’ in any science reports that has been peer-reviewed and published. I simply have to accept what has been published and look at all of it (as much as possible), not just the BBC’s take on any of it. Real science does not require belief. Much real science is worthy, credible and has been verified, some science is later retracted and is worthless. My point to them was that if you don’t look at as much as possible of the science/medical research you cannot form a valid, rational idea of any scientific or medical arguments.
    Ho-hum, I was told by the chorus of this congregation “You are wrong!”

    I’m sure that this change by the BBC will only make matters worse.

  12. oldbrew says:

    ‘They said the BBC reports had informed them about the truth!’

    Ah yes, the Ministry of Truth 😎

  13. oldbrew says:

    Monbiot: “You could come away thinking: ‘on balance, it sounds pretty good’.”

    Erm…yes, George 😆

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