BBC issues Climate Change Guidelines

A few days ago Carbon Brief reported on new BBC guidelines for how to report on climate change. It is time for the CBC and all news media in Canada to do something similar.

Carbon Brief asked leading climate scientist Prof Ed Hawkins for his verdict. Despite a few minor grumbles about some of the wording about the science, Hawkins was broadly positive that the BBC has, finally, taken this step – after a decade of criticism about how it has regularly enabled “false balance” on this topic:

“Overall, it’s great to see the BBC doing this. This set of BBC guidelines is long overdue.”

Here is the full story which includes the full text of the guidelines. And here is coverage from the Guardian.

4RG urges you to contact your favorite Canadian news source and request them to follow suit.

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