Backlash against the BBC: ‘Think this is news?’ says Hartley-Brewer.
Julia Hartley-Brewer has slammed the BBC after taking issue with a piece on the public service broadcaster’s website.
The radio host exploded after viewing the lead image of a piece on scientists’ concerns about climate change, which depicted two people cuddling. Many young people and experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of the world we are creating as more heatwaves, droughts, floods, and global temperatures rise. Talk Radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer, on the other hand, believes the BBC should focus on other stories.
“Seriously, BBCNews?” she tweeted.
Do you believe this is a “breaking” story?
Isn’t that license cost excellent value for money?”
However, one BBC supporter, Nick Beddows, responded on Twitter with the following message: “Massive national news operation.
“There are eight interactive television channels and more than 50 radio stations.”
“The world’s largest classical music festival, as well as theatre, documentaries, natural history, gleaming floor shows, comedy, and a sizable children’s program.”
“It’s all for around 43p a day.”
“Yes, incredible bargain.”
“How is Murdoch’s doing?”
Dr. Jonathan Foley, who has worked on climate change for three decades, was interviewed for the article in question.
He’s a climate change researcher, author, and government advisor who’s now looking into solutions.
He discussed how scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the poor pace of progress in combating global warming.
“Some people may become activists because they are quite angry,” he remarked.
“They may also want to change things up.”
“Wonderful, that’s just what we need.”
“Others may be artists who desire to express their emotions and encourage others.
“Wonderful, we’ll need that as well.”
“Everyone is needed.”
Seeing so many unpleasant tales about the increasing atmospheric conditions as a result of CO2 increases has had an impact on young people’s mental health.
“It’s a kind of despondency, I guess,” said Ross Simpson, a young person interviewed for the BBC report.
“What difference does it make in the larger scheme of things if you change your lifestyle?”
“What’s the use of doing anything if we’re all going to die anyway?”
The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place at the end of November, with the world’s main industrial nations being asked to make dramatic adjustments in order to keep global temperatures below the 1.5°C threshold.
Many sections of the world could become inhospitable for huge populations if temperatures climb above 1.5 degrees Celsius.