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A former British foreign ministry official said the BBC had ‘betrayed its editorial professionalism’ by giving too much air time to people whose opinions had not been as robustly tested as those of the IPCC’s scientists.
A British geneticist who has investigated the BBC’s approach to science was also critical, accusing it of ‘false balance’. Steve Jones said: ‘Balance in science is not the same as balance in politics where politicians can have a voice, however barmy their ideas are.’