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Two stories today from the Climategate 2 archives:
- Leaked emails raise questions about NYT’s Climategate coverage
- New emails link BBC executives to Climategate scientists
The first describes how Andrew Revkin, the Times’ primary environmental reporter, was entirely in the global warming camp, and worked with these corrupt scientists to push their agenda. It also quotes, from the climategate emails, Revkin’s contempt for anyone who expressed skepticism about the IPCC process and global warming.
The second describes how the BBC teamed up with these same corrupt scientists to keep any skepticism of global warming from being aired at any time.
Climategate’s second episode comprises a damning discovery that shows staff at the University of East Anglia (UEA) vetting BBC scripts, consulting on how the broadcaster should adjust its program output, and using the media outlet’s contact lists to block global-warming skeptics from the airwaves. Indeed, UEA climate scientists have reportedly developed a decade-long relationship with the government-funded BBC, which disproportionately guides the stream of broadcast news in the United Kingdom.
The problem here is not whether the climate is warming or not. The problem is the corruption of science and news reporting, for the sake of a political agenda. Rather than argue their case based on the facts, these global warming scientists did whatever they could to stifle their opponents. Worse, these two major media outlets, the New York Times and the BBC, eagerly cooperated with this effort.
This second fact, now documented in the second release of climategate emails, tells us that these news organizations are unreliable sources of information. And until they show an effort to clean house, they will remain unreliable.