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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

BBC Governors: Dealing with Scientific Uncertainty
The BBC are asking for questions which can be put to their Board of Governors...

I have sent in the following question:

"Will the BBC consider producing new editorial guidelines for the reporting and coverage of scientific uncertainty?

I feel it is wrong for the BBC to continue giving a minority of climate change sceptics, who are mostly funded by the fossil fuel industry, equivalence to the peer-reviewed science and the overwhelming majority of credible scientists.

If you are interested in this topic, I recommend that you read the joint statement produced, in the run up to the G8 meeting in Gleneagles, by the national academies of science from all of the G8 nations (plus China, India and Brazil)."