BBC told to stop wasting time on climate change deniers and skeptics of proven science

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Two months ago, John Oliver delivered a bruising critique of the way TV networks handle science coverage. And now an independent progress report from within the BBC seems to agree with his message: climate change deniers and other skeptics of established science deserve less time in front of viewers. “Impartiality in science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views,” reads the report from BBC Trust. In recent years, over 200 BBC staff members have attended workshops designed to help them base editorial decisions around the “due weight” of science-related facts and opinions. “The Trust wishes to emphasize the importance of attempting to establish where the weight of scientific agreement may be found and make that…

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