The BBC’s Environment Department has long been little more than the broadcasting arm of Greenpeace and climate alarmists.
Two years ago Justin Rowlatt was added to the bloated team as ‘Chief Environment Correspondent’.
He joined Roger Harrabin, ‘Energy and Environment Analyst’, the absurd Matt McGrath, ‘Environment Correspondent’, and eleven other ‘journalists’.
Quite why the BBC needs such an army of highly paid staff is a mystery, unless it is solely to come up with a never-ending supply of climate fearmongering and lies.
Rowlatt quickly adapted to the job. In June this year, for instance, he made the patently false claim that the UK’s offshore wind industry is now ‘virtually subsidy-free.’
He conveniently ignored the fact that over £4 billion in subsidies was paid to offshore wind farms last year, with similar amounts guaranteed every year in the future, until well after he has retired with a nice fat pension, no doubt.
I use the term ‘interview’ loosely, as Rowlatt ranted and gesticulated wildly, calling the PM ‘weaselly’, simply because of his own hostility to all things coal.
The fact that the mine would supply UK steelmakers with coking coal, which currently has to be shipped halfway around the world, never seemed to cross his mind.
Last week, Rowlatt presented a full-length Panorama on BBC 1, called ‘Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat’. As you may have guessed from the title, it was a load of rubbish from start to finish.
Rowlatt began with this claim: ‘The world is getting warmer and our weather is getting ever more unpredictable and dangerous. The death toll is rising around the world.’
In fact, the opposite is true.
The official data shows that the number of deaths from natural disasters, such as drought, extreme weather, floods, storms, and wildfire, has declined in leaps and bounds since 1900 and now stands at historically low levels.