BBC dispatches 35 staff to climate talks – creating as much carbon as an African village does in a year November 21, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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BBC dispatches 35 staff to climate talks – creating as much carbon as an African village does in a year
Daily Mail, November 20, 2009
The BBC is sending 35 people to next month’s climate change talks in Copenhagen – creating as much carbon dioxide as an African village does in a whole year.
The corporation said its delegation of 12 presenters, along with a backup team of researchers, producers and camera crews, will spend up to two weeks in the Danish capital on expenses to cover the global summit.
Critics said the numbers were ‘absolutely staggering’ and accused the BBC of playing fast and loose with licence payers’ money.
If all 35 BBC staff go by plane, they will generate around six or seven tons of carbon dioxide.
Conservative MP Philip Davies said: ‘It’s absolutely staggering. It’s yet another example of how wasteful the BBC is.
It begs the question what all of these people will be doing when they are there.
‘On the subject of climate change, the BBC seems to lose all its critical faculties and it will probably be just a fawning exercise over these environmentalists anyway.
‘It would be nice if one of these 35 people asked some pertinent and critical questions about climate change. But I suspect they will all be subscribers to the extreme environmental agenda.’
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