The BBC's latest green recruit
Dec 1, 2014
Bishop Hill in BBC

Coinciding with the launch today of the Lima climate conference, the BBC has an article about a heatwave in Australia. The content is largely uninteresting apart from the revelation that the heatwave in question ended last week.

So why are they reporting it now? Presumably because of the Lima conference. If so it's yet another clear example of the BBC operating as a campaigning organisation on environmental matters.

As if to underline the point, the article turns out to have been written by BBC Australia editor Wendy Frew, a recent recruit who turns out to have been an environment reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald at the time of peak global warming hype back in the noughties. Her output at the time included:

The influence of that climate seminar lives on.

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