Oops —- BBC Forced To Cut One of Attenborough’s Lies From Documentary

 

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Famous British naturalist and Malthusian misanthropist David Attenborough had one of his lies cut out of a documentary on Africa.

From the Guardian…….

The BBC removed part of Sir David Attenborough’s narration in the final episode of its flagship nature documentary Africa after it acknowledged it contained a mistaken claim about climate change.

In the original episode first broadcast last Wednesday, Attenborough said: “Some parts of the continent have become 3.5C hotter in the past 20 years.”

But following further scrutiny of this claim by the Guardian, it transpired that the ultimate source of the claim could not be readily verified.

Poor Davey can’t seem to stay out of the news lately.  Just last month he was explaining how people are the scourge of the earth

“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,” he told the Radio Times. …..

“We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves — and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case. Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a coordinated view about the planet it’s going to get worse and worse.”

You never know if it is unmitigated stupidity or simply evil intent with these nutters.  

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15 Responses to Oops —- BBC Forced To Cut One of Attenborough’s Lies From Documentary

  1. gator69 says:

    If these urban idiots would stop flying over fly over country, they might discover there is a ton of arable land and massive wide open spaces, other than their puny city parks. The county in which I live is barely populated, and is loaded with rich black soil. The closest towns have populations of less than 500.

    Alarmists have tiny paranoid brains that induce tunnel vision.

  2. PhilJourdan says:

    The astonishing aspect is they even recognized their error. That would mean they are actually learning. But I suspect that they found themselves simply in a corner so cut their losses. Notice the disclaimer. Not that it is patently false, but that it is not “settled”. But then nothing they report is “settled” either. They just cannot let loose the line and seek the truth.

    • DirkH says:

      Even more astonishing the error was reported by The Guardian, the official British party organ of the Khmer Rouge, or at least so it sounds, who had once Monbiot rant about The God Of The Soil.

      Google Monbiot God Of The Soil if you want to see what a really broken brain comes up with.

      The Guardian is on constant life support from the BBC who uses the money it extorts from the public to buy most of the printed edition and puts its recruitment ads exclusively into the Guardian to make sure all new hires are Khmer Rouge.

      • So, the Guardian, same as David; they know on which side their bread is buttered. David Attenborough is not a stupid person, he can recognize the scam, BUT, it’s a prerequisite to promote the phony global warming, to get a job in BBC (same situation with Australian ABS &SBS.

        Another David, prof. Bellamy was booted out of BBC, for stating that he doesn’t believe in the GLOBAL warming. He had good shows about nature, also, BUT – for them a show becomes an ad, if is mentioned few times climate change = global warming -> honest people rolled off the truck

  3. DirkH says:

    “We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves — and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case.”

    I love this lie. Since 1984 the West dumps excess harvests into Ethiopia to avoid repeats of ugly TV pictures.
    Since that time population has doubled and GDP/capita has halfed, meaning total production stayed constant.
    The local “reform Marxist” government has the price farmers can demand for their harvest fixed.
    So farmers have no incentive to produce beyond what they can eat.
    And of course, surplus from the West dumped on the market helps to destroy any incentive to produce.

    I thought nobody could be dumb enough not to know this but I’m considering to re-evaluate this. The string of stupidity becomes a mighty stream. Attenborough might just be that stupid.

    Another example of stupidity in action.
    JPM used a broken Excel sheet for years.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-12/how-rookie-excel-error-led-jpmorgan-misreport-its-var-years

  4. kelly liddle says:

    Suyts
    I think you have done a first using the Guardian as you ultimate source. So they can’t be all bad.

  5. Bone Idle says:

    About time Attenborough joined Pope Benedict and Queen Beatrix of Holland in the retirement village. He’s too old for the job – dementia or senility is interfering with his judgement

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