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The BBC's secret 2006 plot to make us believe in the myth of man-made global warming

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The BBC's secret 2006 plot to make us believe in the myth of man-made global warming

Post by Tony Bennett on 11.11.12 11:08

BBC allowed to keep its dirty little secret

By Christopher Booker

A remarkable legal drama has been unfolding recently in London’s Camden Town, pitting a lone pensioner from Wales against all the might of the BBC, represented by an array of highly-paid lawyers.

It has been a battle fought to determine the BBC’s right, under the Freedom of Information Act, to keep secret how it arrived at a major policy decision which, for six years, has allowed it to operate in breach of its legal obligations under its Charter.

The BBC Trust does not hide the fact that a “high-level seminar” in 2006, attended by “expert scientists”, led to the decision that the BBC should take a highly proactive line in pushing alarm over global warming, while ignoring or ridiculing anyone who dares question it. This was done in full knowledge that it ran counter to the BBC’s Charter commitment that its coverage of controversial issues must be impartial.

Everything about this seminar, held in secret at TV Centre and attended by the BBC’s top brass, was odd. It was organised by a little lobby group set up by the BBC journalist Roger Harrabin to promote the global-warming scare in the media, financed by public money and other climate pressure groups.

So obviously did the BBC do all it could to push the scare, from that time on, that a great many people asked to know who was present at the seminar and in particular the identity of the “expert scientists” on whose advice such a significant policy change was made. It did eventually emerge that one speaker at the seminar was Lord May, an unashamed climate alarmist who had just stepped down as President of the Royal Society, but no more would the BBC disclose.

Tony Newbery, who runs the Harmless Sky science blog from his Welsh retirement home, was so insistent that the public had the right to know the identity of those on whose advice the BBC had made such a remarkable departure from its Charter that he appealed to an Information Commission tribunal. After all, the BBC itself likes to boast of how it uses the FOIA to pry out secrets from other public bodies.

After a two-day hearing – where it became clear that the tribunal’s three members were highly
unsympathetic to Mr Newbery’s arguments (one, a former Haringey councillor, has previously referred to sceptics as “climate-change deniers”; another was formerly head of Camden legal services), they
ruled on Friday that the BBC is a “private organisation”, entitled to keep its policy deliberations secret. What a surprise.

(For a fuller account of the hearings, see Andrew Orlowski’s blog for TheRegister.co.uk.)

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Re: The BBC's secret 2006 plot to make us believe in the myth of man-made global warming

Post by Bob Southgate on 11.11.12 18:08

How on earth can they rule that a body that is financed by a statutory licence fee is a private body??? If the BBC is now a private body then we should not have to pay the licence fee.

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Re: The BBC's secret 2006 plot to make us believe in the myth of man-made global warming

Post by Tony Bennett on 13.11.12 11:07

@Bob Southgate wrote:How on earth can they rule that a body that is financed by a statutory licence fee is a private body??? If the BBC is now a private body then we should not have to pay the licence fee.
Well, a skewed Tribunal and a shoal of well-paid BBC lawyers managed to frustrate a pensioner from finding out who attended this outrageously biased BBC presentation on climate change.

But now someone had unearthed it - making not only the BBC but also the Information Commissioners (who operate the Freedom of Information Act) look like utter idiots:

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This list has been obtained legally.

This is for Tony, Andrew, Benny, Barry and for all of us Harmless Davids.

January 26th 2006,

BBC Television Centre, London

Specialists:

Robert May, Oxford University and Imperial College London
Mike Hulme, Director, Tyndall Centre, UEA
Blake Lee-Harwood, Head of Campaigns, Greenpeace
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Andrew Dlugolecki, Insurance industry consultant
Trevor Evans, US Embassy
Colin Challen MP, Chair, All Party Group on Climate Change
Anuradha Vittachi, Director, Oneworld.net
Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation
Claire Foster, Church of England
Saleemul Huq, IIED
Poshendra Satyal Pravat, Open University
Li Moxuan, Climate campaigner, Greenpeace China
Tadesse Dadi, Tearfund Ethiopia
Iain Wright, CO2 Project Manager, BP International
Ashok Sinha, Stop Climate Chaos
Andy Atkins, Advocacy Director, Tearfund
Matthew Farrow, CBI
Rafael Hidalgo, TV/multimedia producer
Cheryl Campbell, Executive Director, Television for the Environment
Kevin McCullough, Director, Npower Renewables
Richard D North, Institute of Economic Affairs
Steve Widdicombe, Plymouth Marine Labs
Joe Smith, The Open University
Mark Galloway, Director, IBT
Anita Neville, E3G
Eleni Andreadis, Harvard University
Jos Wheatley, Global Environment Assets Team, DFID
Tessa Tennant, Chair, AsRia

BBC attendees:

Jana Bennett, Director of Television
Sacha Baveystock, Executive Producer, Science
Helen Boaden, Director of News (has 'stepped aside' - BBC speak for what happened to Goncalo Amaral - i.e. sacked!)
Andrew Lane, Manager, Weather, TV News
Anne Gilchrist, E
ecutive Editor Indies & Events, CBBC
Dominic Vallely, Executive Editor, Entertainment
Eleanor Moran, Development Executive, Drama Commissioning
Elizabeth McKay, Project Executive, Education
Emma Swain, Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual
Fergal Keane, (Chair), Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Fran Unsworth, Head of Newsgathering
George Entwistle, Head of TV Current Affairs (now resigned)
Glenwyn Benson, Controller, Factual TV
John Lynch, Creative Director, Specialist Factual
Jon Plowman, Head of Comedy
Jon Williams, TV Editor Newsgathering
Karen O’Connor, Editor, This World, Current Affairs
Catriona McKenzie, Tightrope Pictures catriona@tightropepictures.com

BBC Television Centre, London (cont)

Liz Molyneux, Editorial Executive, Factual Commissioning
Matt Morris, Head of News, Radio Five Live
Neil Nightingale, Head of Natural History Unit
Paul Brannan, Deputy Head of News Interactive
Peter Horrocks, Head of Television News
Peter Rippon, Duty Editor, World at One/PM/The World this Weekend (has 'stepped aside' - BBC speak for what happened to Goncalo Amaral - i.e. sacked!)
Phil Harding, Director, English Networks & Nations
Steve Mitchell, Head Of Radio News (has 'stepped aside' - BBC speak for what happened to Goncalo Amaral - i.e. sacked!)
Sue Inglish, Head Of Political Programmes
Frances Weil, Editor of News Special Events

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