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To: The BBC Director-General (currently Tim Davie CBE)

BBC news reporting should feature a regular climate change report

BBC news reports regularly on events, weather and sports. There's one thing missing from this list -- a climate change report.

Why is this important?

The BBC has a responsibility to licence fee payers to report items of interest to the general public. Arguably, the single most important newsworthy item both now, and into the foreseeable future, is global warming and climate change.

Now, more than ever, national -- and international -- education on the facts of human-induced climate change is ever more relevant for informed debate on action. The BBC is perfectly placed to take a leadership role in this important area.

Featuring a climate change report in the BBC's standard programming schedule would be immensely useful in counteracting the ongoing, and very damaging, effects of myths and misinformation.
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2022-12-22 10:27:58 +0000

This campaign has been in the doldrums for far too long. In the almost-decade since it launched, the BBC has changed its stance somewhat from its 'balanced' (sic) reporting on climate change, yet it could do much more to educate and inform the general public about the climate emergency.

2016-04-13 15:32:40 +0100

Some not-so light relief...

2015-11-18 09:18:08 +0000

There's lots of activity on the climate change front at present, such as President Obama finally rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline
the upcoming COP21 in Paris
and of course the scandal of how Exxon has deliberately funded climate change misinformation for years.

A climate change news spot would be a handy anchor to link such items together!

2014-06-04 12:44:26 +0100

Murdoch-owned media hypes lone metereologist's climate junk science - The Guardian, 16 May 2014, by Nafeez Ahmed

2014-04-19 07:44:39 +0100

The public remains unconvinced due to media 'balance' - The Guardian, 11 April 2014, by Dana Nuccitelli

2014-04-05 10:34:21 +0100

Muddled impartiality is still harming climate coverage - New Scientist, 03 April 2014 by Bob Ward

2014-04-03 02:16:42 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-09-03 12:03:21 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-09-03 10:23:08 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-09-03 09:07:54 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-08-23 18:15:33 +0100

10 signatures reached