Earlier this month there was some good news for the climate and people concerned about it: the BBC has finally woken up to the foolish idea of balance in the climate change debate. It now concedes that putting non-scientist sceptics on air opposite actual scientists creates obviously false balance. This is great news.
We think more could be done, however. Sometimes even scientists, human beings too, don’t get the facts across noise-free (unclouded by bias). This is why we think the BBC should consider ‘facts and nothing but them’ and aim in the future to broadcast climate (and other controversial science) items as evidence-only digital data-bursts.
This is a campaign in development for the moment, so we welcome your thoughts below.