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BBC And The “Stop The Climate Chaos Coalition”

November 13, 2012
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By Paul Homewood

 

Stop Climate Chaos

 

As everybody will now,no doubt, be fully aware, the excellent Maurizio Morabito has unearthed the list of 28 “specialists” who attended the BBC summit in 2006. The meeting was described by the BBC Trust as “a high-level seminar with some of the best scientific experts", and subsequently dictated much of the BBC’s policy on climate change reporting.

One of the “scientific experts” who attended was Ashok Sinha from an outfit called “Stop The Climate Chaos coalition”. According to their website, they are “The UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities. Our combined supporter base of more than 11 million people spans over 100 organisations, from environment and development charities to unions, faith, community and women’s groups. “

The following groups make up their steering group :-

Friends of the Earth,

 Oxfam,

Greenpeace,

 WWF-UK,

Christian Aid,

Tearfund,

 CAFOD,

 World Development Movement,

 UK Youth Climate Coalition

 RSPB.

 

They describe their aims:-

Together we demand practical action by the UK to keep global warming as far as possible below the 2 degrees C danger threshold.

We want the UK Government to:

  1. Build a clean, green economy
  2. Get our money out of fossil fuels
  3. Deliver on our promises, and protect the poorest
  4. Act fair and fast for a global deal

Right now the UK can lead by example by quitting dirty coal and building a green economy. Only the Government can make this happen.

 

Plenty of advocacy here, but why are the BBC in the same room as them?

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