Although this story is all over the major climate blogs and many others, I need to post on it in case there is anyone out there who hasn’t seen it.
You can read the story here, here and here, but basically BBC reporting policy on climate issues was the subject of a key BBC seminar in 2006. Sceptics have always wanted to get hold of the attendee list for obvious reasons, but the BBC has steadfastly blocked FOI requests even to the extent of defending this blocking decision in court.
Now blogger Maurizio Morabito has uncovered the list quite legally (apparently via the Wayback Machine) and we see that to the surprise of absolutely nobody, the BBC and the BBC Trust have been economical with the truth on their climate reporting policies. The BBC takes the activist line and seemingly did so knowingly and deliberately.