The BBC’s false reporting of climate issues appears to be reaching epidemic proportions.
Paul Homewood has a post BBC’s Fake Climate Claims Now Becoming A Habit in which he discusses three examples – sea level rise in Florida, reindeer in Russia, and hurricanes. Then there were the fake news stories from Roger Harrabin on Jan 18th, one on the 10pm TV news, discussed at the GWPF, and a different false claim about what the world’s leading climate agencies said, reported here recently.
The latest suspect is the Costing the Earth, a BBC Radio 4 programme. The associated website claimed that “Spring now begins on average 26 days earlier than it did 10 years ago”, see screenshot above, until Jonathan Jones complained. It has now been marginally altered to say that “some records suggest that Spring now begins on average 26 days earlier than it did 10 years ago.”
The false claim was read out by presenter Lindsey Chapman, about 6 minutes in to the programme:
“Spring now arrives an average of 26 days earlier each year than it did 10 years ago. We know this because of the extraordinary records kept by the public, stretching back centuries.”
This statement that Spring is almost a month earlier than it was just 10 years ago is complete nonsense and fails the most elementary sanity check. It appears, yet again, that where global warming is concerned, elementary common sense and fact-checking are thrown out by the BBC, and replaced with absurd exaggeration and alarmism.
Meanwhile back in the real world: British farmers in turmoil as delayed spring plays havoc with growing season