BBC’s Mr Climate Change accepted £15,000 in grants from university rocked by global warming scandal

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UK Daily Mail
November 20, 2011

A senior BBC journalist accepted £15,000 in grants from the university at the heart of the ‘Climategate’ scandal – and later went on to cover the story without declaring an interest to viewers.

Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s ‘environment analyst’, used the money from the University of East Anglia’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to fund an ‘ad hoc’ partnership he ran with a friend.

Mr Harrabin, an influential figure who both broadcasts and advises other BBC journalists, later reported extensively about Climategate. The scandal erupted two years ago when emails were leaked from the Tyndall Centre’s sister department, the Climatic Research Unit at the same university.

The leaks left the scientific community in dis-array after claims that key data was manipulated in the run-up to a major climate change summit.

An official inquiry later found that although there had been no scientific fraud, there was ‘a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness, both on the part of CRU scientists and on the part of the UEA’.

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9 Responses to “BBC’s Mr Climate Change accepted £15,000 in grants from university rocked by global warming scandal”

  1. Are any of you surprised?

    Lies, withheld data, skewed stats and cherry picked data sets are the norm for the
    agw crew.

    They are so shamefully discredited that nothing they say can be trusted. They killed their own argument with lies.

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  2. It does not matter what the data demonstrates, all the data is ill-relevant. The earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old; therefore 100 years of climate data is non-sense. Scientist would need 4.5 million 100 year data segments to be realistic. Even 1000 years worth of data about the climate tell us very little about earth’s environment. My state was covered by a glacier and it melted away long before human presence and even the entire previous ice age is only a fraction of earth’s history.

  3. I am not trying to be a de-informational-ist, but the first step in becoming real intelligence is to realize that you know nothing. Every fact can be disproven, the universal opposites of knowledge. For example this bull shit weighs one ton, but only under a specific gravity.

  4. Googling around, it looks like the money went to fund seminars on a variety of issues including global warming. Harribin’s friend is apparently Dr. Joe Smith, now of the Open University. The money pays for Dr. Joe Smith’s time on a consultancy basis, incidental expenses, and travel expenses for foreign participants in the seminars.

    The program does not look particularly sinister to me.

    This might be what the article is talking about:

    The first of the series of seminars over 12 years ago was devised by me during my time as Director of Programmes for the University of Cambridge Committee for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (CIES), in conjunction with Roger Harrabin, then a Today programme reporter on sabbatical at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

    Roger´s sabbatical research investigated the challenges for news journalists of reporting on long-term slow-moving systemic trends like environmental change. We were asked by the head of BBC News Tony Hall to engage senior managers and editors in discussion on how to improve broadcast debate of long-term issues like these which do not always offer ready news “pegs”.

    The early seminars were run under the aegis of the CIES. Since the demise of that committee we organised the meetings under the title Cambridge Media and Environment Programme. Not a particularly snappy or, as time went on, apt title: the seminars of the last six to eight years have ranged much more widely than environmental issues. We co- directed the early seminars. Roger undertook this as part of his BBC work and was not paid extra. He has been made an honorary Associate Press Fellow in the Press Fellowship Programme at Wolfson College, Cambridge, in recognition of his work. Again, this is an unpaid post. CMEP is currently negotiating to find an appropriate new academic home for the work.

    The BBC has now become an acknowledged global leader in bringing complex environmental news and debates to a world audience so the remit of the seminars has broadened over the last five years with the addition of another partner, the International Broadcasting Trust. The current remit of the seminars is to illuminate the challenges and opportunities facing an increasingly inter-connected world.

    Roger Harrabin is now BBC Environment Analyst and alongside his broadcast responsibilities he plays an advisory role with a particular responsibility towards ensuring impartiality on the BBC’s behalf.

    b?The only purpose of CMEP is to research and plan media seminars. It has been funded across the twelve years by donors who have included: HSBC; Vivendi; the Bowring Trust; WWF UK; ESRC; Dept of Environment; The Tyndall Centre and BG Group. The funding pays for my time on a consultancy basis, administrative support and incidental expenses, and travel expenses for some overseas contributors. Some of the donors have been asked to provide experts to the seminars in years when this has been pertinent, but they have no say in topics or participation. The programme is currently seeking funders.

    So, the money comes from a variety of sources and goes mostly to Dr. Joe Smith and for travel expenses.

    Oh, it must be a conspiracy connected to the extensively investigated and debunked “climategate” allegations.

    Alex Jones publishes articles like this, which he must know are absolute crap, and you poor idiots just eat it up with a spoon. 🙂

    Hermes Reply:
    November 20th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I knew you couldn’t resist commenting on the commentors.

    The shills show up instantly if their religion is under scrutiny. You can’t handle any criticism of your AGW dogma. Not one word.

    If you don’t like this site why are here posting your drivel so much?

    Leland Palmer Reply:
    November 20th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Uh, because it’s my planet too, and I don’t want the oil and coal corporation propaganda to continue completely unopposed?


    How’s that Texas drought doing, by the way?

    Not good. Looks like 65% of the state is still in exceptional drought, the most extreme category of drought. If you click on the links, the forecasts are for more of the same, for at least the next several months. The Texas “fire season” is now more than a year long.

    It’s looking like Texas might be permanently short of water. This means big cuts in agriculture, likely. The heat has led to extremely high electricity use for air conditioning, as well, and this is likely to just keep increasing. The Texas solution…I shit you not…more coal fired power plants.

    We may have already sacrificed Texas on your altar of global warming denial, and you members of the Denier cult seem completely unfazed by this.

    Unflinching stupidity is no virtue, in my opinion. 🙂

    Russki Reply:
    November 20th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Pay no attention to Leland, Hermes. He is back to work after releasing Al Gores 3rd Chakra. He can write drivel to his paymasters content, the AGW scam is debunked and his religion is already tossed into the garbage pit of junk science, joining the piltdown man, phrenology, geocentric solar system, scientific socialism etc, ad nauseum.

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