The BBC lies for a living

The BBC lies for a living

I just found this meme.


🤥They lied about the origins of Covid

🤥They lied about covid death statistics

🤥They lied that there was no treatment (go home and if you turn blue then go to hospital)

🤥They lied about the ventilators & Remdesivir

🤥They lied that the hospitals were overflowing (while  they choreographed Tiktok dance routines)

🤥They lied about the masks

🤥They lied about the lockdowns

🤥They lied to prevent family visiting dying relatives

🤥They lied about outdoor transmission

🤥They lied about Ivermectin, HCQ, Zinc & Vit D

🤥They lied about the efficacy of the vaccines

🤥They lied about the safety of the vaccines

🤥They  lied to try and hide their data for 75 years

🤥They lied to hide the extent of the vaccine injuries

🤥They lied by even calling the shots ‘vaccines’

🤥They  lied about the need for “vaccine passports”

🤥They lied to try and justify human rights abusive  vaccine  mandates

🤥They lied about the rates of myocarditis

🤥They lied about the excess deaths

Why can’t they be lying about just everything else – not just on “covid” and the war in Ukraine?

I have been following climate change for some years and found many lies throughout that period, usually in the opposite direction, to cover-up the ice melt and release of methane in the Arctic.  I found that temperatures in my backyard back in 2018 (during the el-Nino) were several degrees warmer than those appearing on Metservice.  When I spoke to someone else at Metservice they confirmed my figures but said their stated temperatures are based on a computer model based on what they expect the temperature to be. 

It would not surprise me in the least to find that they have changed their models to reflect the new political reality? Me, I prefer accurate empirical science and at the moment that seems to be coming from the sceptics.

This is what the BBC is intoning:


The heatwaves battering Europe and the US in July would have been “virtually impossible” without human-induced climate change, a scientific study says.

Global warming from burning fossil fuels also made the heatwave affecting parts of China 50 times more likely.

Climate change meant the heatwave in southern Europe was 2.5C hotter, the study finds.

Almost all societies remain unprepared for deadly extreme heat, experts warn.

Not to be outdone, we have this from CNN:

This month is the planet’s hottest on record by far – and hottest in around 120,000 years, scientists say

As vast swaths of three continents bake under blistering temperatures and the oceans heat to unprecedented levels, scientists from two global climate authorities are reporting before July has even ended that this month will be the planet’s hottest on record by far.

The heat in July has already been so extreme that it is “virtually certain” this month will break records “by a significant margin,” the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service and the World Meteorological Organization said in a report published Thursday.

We have just lived through the hottest three-week-period on record – and almost certainly in more than a hundred thousand years.

Typically these records, which track the average air temperature across the entire world, are broken by hundredths of a degree. But the temperature for the first 23 days of July averaged 16.95 degrees Celsius (62.51 Fahrenheit), well above the previous record of 16.63 degrees Celsius (61.93 Fahrenheit) set in July 2019, according to the report.

The data used to track these records goes back to 1940, but many scientists – including those at Copernicus – say it’s almost certain that these temperatures are the warmest the planet has seen in 120,000 years, given what we know from millennia of climate data extracted from tree rings, coral reefs and deep sea sediment cores.

“These are the hottest temperatures in human history,” said Samantha Burgess, deputy director at Copernicus.

However,  it appears that the reality is a bit different – it all comes down to where they measure temperatures.

And then there is the question of arson.

The Fires in Greece Are More Likely to Have Been Caused by Arsonists Than Global Warming

Ross Clark has written a good piece for the Spectator’s Coffee House blog pointing out that 2023 has not been an unusually bad year for forest fires in Europe and, according to Nasa satellite date, the number of forest fires globally actually fell by about 25% between 2001 and 2015. Here’s how it begins:

Summer wouldn’t be complete without hordes of disgruntled British tourists being evacuated from their hotels, flown home early or spending their holidays sprawled on the floor of an international airport. But are the scenes of Rhodes really a symptom of a the world ‘being on fire’, as Greta Thunberg would put it?

Actually, in spite of scenes of burning forests on Rhodes and elsewhere being presented daily on our television screens, 2023 has not been a devastating year for forest fires in Europe. Data from the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), which covers the EU, shows that it has been an average year to date – with an early burst of fires in the spring followed by less activity since then.

It is a similar story with wildfires globally. A 2016 study published in a Royal Society journal using Nasa satellite data surprised many people by revealing that the amount of land burned annually in wildfires globally had decreased by about a quarter between 2001 and 2015. The authors have since updated their study and confirmed that in spite of increasing agonising over fires in the US, Europe and Australia, the amount of land being burned is still falling. This data includes all wildfires, not just forests – and globally 70% of fires are on grassland rather than forests.

None of this is to say that climate change is not increasing the risk of fires in certain locations at certain times of year, but it does rather undermine lazy claims about the world being on fire. If anything, the world is being damped down.

We have been conditioned to think that climate change is the overwhelming problem facing human civilisation and all other life on Earth. But why is the extent of fires not actually increasing in the way that climate campaigners frequently claim? Partly because in some places shifting patterns of rainfall have reduced the risk of fire. But also because rising global temperatures are not the only influence on fires.

The incidence of wildfires also has a lot to do with land use. Where wildfires have increased in recent years, such as in some parts of Eastern Europe, it is down to farmland being abandoned and allowed to return to scrubland, which contains far more flammable material. Urban development close to forested areas also plays a big role, increasing the sources of ignition through barbecues, overhead electricity wires and so on.

Worth reading in full.

Stop Press: The more likely cause of the fires in Greece is arson. Firefighters in Rhodes have indicated arson may be to blame, while local officials in Corfu say the fires in Corfu were started by arsonists. Not surprisingly, the BBC is still trying to argue that global warming is to blame: “There are reports that some fires may have been started by arsonists, but southern Europe’s extended heatwave has helped create the dry conditions that make it easier for flames to take hold and spread,” writes Justin Rowlatt, the Beeb’s Climate Editor. Careful with that straw you’re clutching, Justin. It might catch fire


On Monday, a local official claimed the fires on Corfu were started by arsonists.

Giorgos Mahimaris, the mayor of North Corfu, told the state news agency APA-MPA that the fire was the result of arson.

He said he made the assessment after visiting three locations where fires broke out on Mount Pantokratoras. He said no properties were damaged in the blaze, which was attended by two helicopters and two firefighting planes.

Theofanis Skembris, deputy mayor of North Corfu, told the BBC the fire service believes the blazes were arson.

video posted yesterday by the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche provides an aerial view of the Greek island of Rhodes, revealing an isolated fire, but not a widespread conflagration. The video appears to have been shot by a Swiss aeroplane passenger (or perhaps pilot?) on the previous day.

A suspected arsonist has been caught in drone footage released by authorities in Italy’s Calabria region amidst the ongoing wildfires, bringing a different perspective to the blame game of climate change.

Mainstream media outlets have quickly pointed to human-induced climate change as the primary cause of the wildfires. However, this new evidence suggests a different, potentially more sinister, origin.

The drone footage released by the authorities showed a man driving in a motorbike in a densely wooded area. As the drone approaches, the individual is seen throwing rocks in an attempt to destroy the aerial device.

It is still unclear if the suspected arsonist was arrested

New Zealand’s Ian Wishart keeps unearthing inconvenient facts with comparative ease

I know all about changing colour codes from following methane emissions on Copernicus.

We have this.

Here are some recent articles:

When it comes to temperatures in Italy, BBC lies and lies and then lies some more

Italian architect and film producer Robin Monotti has been highlighting dubious claims made by the BBC about temperatures in Italy in recent weeks.  The BBC was not happy and its “climate change disinformation specialist” did a hit piece on him.  Monotti fact-checked BBC’s article and pointed out its false claims, yet again.

On 19 July, BBC Weather tweeted: “Another scorching day ahead in southern Europe.  Whilst temperatures won’t be as high as yesterday in northern Spain, we could see highs of 46 or 47C for the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. #europeheatwave”  The tweet has had 1,6 million views.

The same day,  Monotti tweeted: “BBC tweets a temperature for Sicily which is 10°C HIGHER than the BBC app for Palermo, Sicily. What’s going on?”  His tweet has been viewed 1,1 million times.

On the same day BBC was tweeting temperatures of 47oC while its app was displaying 37oC, No Tricks Zone explained in an article what had happened.  The #europeheatwave hysteria started when climate sensationalist media outlets, such as Relotius Spiegel, uncritically cited a sloppily and manipulatively formulated 13 July report from the European Space Agency (“ESA”).  ESA’s report first referred to “air” temperature and then later specified that it was, in fact, referring to surface temperature.

Surface temperature refers to the temperature right at the ground surface.  Usually, weather reports use “air” temperatures which are measured two metres above the ground.  The surface temperature is much hotter than the air temperature.  In Sicily the temperature reached only 32°C over the weekend of 15 and 16 July – a far cry from 48°C reported, which illustrates the huge difference between ground surface temperature and readings taken two metres above the ground.

“Once the trickery was exposed, Spiegel quietly changed the wording in its 14 July report … It’s clear that the authorities and media tried to pull a fast one on the public but were caught again, thanks to careful readers,” No Tricks Zone wrote.

Read more: Europe’s “48°C Horror That Never Was”…ESA, Media Sharply Criticized For Manipulative Reporting, No Tricks Zone, 19 July 2023

Not to be deterred by contradictions within their own reporting nor by the backtracking of other news agencies, BBC Weather stuck to its script and on 23 July tweeted: “One of Europe’s highest ever temperatures is possible for Monday in Sicily; 48C! The European temperature record currently stands at 48.8C.”

On 25 July, BBC Weather made yet another claim about temperatures in Italy.  It tweeted: “The highest temperature in Europe so far this year was 48.2C recorded in Jerzu, Sardinia yesterday. It’s also the highest recorded July temperature for Europe.”  The tweet has been viewed 226,700 times.

Monotti tweeted: “BBC weather claims 48.2°C for Jerzu, Sardinia yesterday. Jerzu weather station itself maximum for yesterday is instead charted at 41.5°C.”  His tweet has been viewed 187,300 times.

 tweet has been viewed 187,300 times.

The next day, a BBC senior journalist and “climate change disinformation specialist” contacted Monotti to inform him that he was writing a piece to debunk claims on social media that extreme temperatures across Europe were fake.  As he was invited to make further comments, Monotti responded.

BBC’s climate change disinformation specialist wrote:

26th July 2023

Dear Mr Monotti,

I hope this finds you well.

My name is Marco Silva and I am a senior journalist with BBC News in London.

I am currently writing a piece examining claims, shared on social media, that extreme temperatures recorded across Europe were somehow “faked”.

The article will be published on the BBC News website later this week. It will examine, among other claims, two tweets you have put out recently:

Our story will debunk:

1 Suggestions that there was a discrepancy in the BBC’s reporting on temperatures in Sicily last week;
2 Suggestions that temperatures in Jerzu did not reach 48.2C.

Is there any additional comments you would like to add to your earlier statements? If so, I would ask you to kindly get back to us by tomorrow (Thursday) at 0900am, so that we can reflect your statement in our output.

I look forward to hearing from you.

All best wishes,

Marco Silva
Senior Journalist, BBC News
Climate change disinformation specialist

Monotti replied:

26th July 2023

Dear Marco Silva

Please find the link to the Italian Air Force weather portal, reporting from Jerzu, Sardinia

If you click under Oservazione, then Lunedi 24 Luglio, you can clearly see that the maximum temperature reported for Jerzu is 41 degrees centigrade, at the station Perdasdefogu.

I tweeted this here:

This corresponds to the same temperature reported on my tweet, linked to of 41.5 degrees.

How likely is it that in the same small locality of Sardinia there is a discrepancy of 7 degrees between different weather stations? Are there even different weather stations in that small locality?

I would say it is only possible with either a misreported reading somewhere, or a corrupted weather station.

These are the most likely possibilities, which apply clearly to over reporting of temperatures in Sicily too:

1. Confusing land surface temperatures with air temperatures, as a result of a misworded ESA communication which I also tweeted about here, which clearly was reported as weather forecasts by a number of news agencies, due to the confusing nature of the ESA communication, which they acknowledged and then corrected:
2. Corrupted climate stations positioned in urban heat islands, next to brick walls, asphalt pavements, airports.
3. Sensationalist reporting by news agencies confusing forecasts with actual recorded temperatures.

It is rather assuming to announce that you can “debunk” anything. This is not how balanced journalism works You should be impartial and report claims and what evidence backs them up, as I did in this email to you. This is what journalism should be about, not “debunking”, that is always up to the reader to decide who is really debunking who.

I look forward to seeing my comment above reflected in your output, and if it is not reflected fairly and in a balanced way, I will then consider reflecting it on my own output, as a balanced record of our exchange.

Best regards

Robin Monotti (ARB MA Dip.Arch BSc)

False Claims made in BBC’s article

Yesterday, the BBC’s “climate change disinformation specialist” published his article: ‘False claims that heatwave is bogus spread online’. Monotti has fact-checked the article in a Twitter thread.

Below is the first tweet in Monotti’s thread.  You can read the full thread on Thread Reader App HERE or in the file attached at the end of this article.

Featured image: Global weather forecast as temperatures near record highs across the world (2 mins video), BBC News, 18 July 2023

Feverish BBC Reporting on European ‘Heatwaves’ Debunked by Actual Temperature Readings

Last week’s heatwaves in southern Europe would have been “virtually impossible” without humans altering the climate, reports the BBC, quoting model-produced work rushed to press by World Weather Attribution (WWA). Humans caused the spell of Mediterranean summer heat to be 2.5°C higher, it was said. This latest study confirms what we knew before, says frequent BBC contributor and WWA founder Dr. Friederike Otto. More to the point, last week’s coverage of these heatwaves confirmed what we knew before – the BBC will pull out all the stops to promote weather fear in the cause of the collectivist Net Zero project.

On Tuesday July 18th the BBC reported on its rolling news feed that the island of Sardinia was expected to see a high of 46°C in the afternoon “and there are warnings that extreme heat could continue for a further 10 days”.

Time and Datecompiles comprehensive records of past temperatures, an increasingly useful tool for checking up on ‘World on Fire’ fantasists. The graph above shows the temperature in Sardinia peaking at 40°C on July 18th and then steadily falling during the week to the lower 30s.

Also on July 18th the BBC reported that the temperature in Rome could reach 40°C and remain above that level for 15 days. Over to Time and Date again.

Here we see the temperature did briefly touch 40°C in the midday sun, but then, like Sardinia, promptly fell away for the rest of the week.

At this point, the European Space Agency entered the scare-fest and the BBC duly reported its view that Sardinia and Sicily were expected to hit a high of 48°C. As I noted on Tuesday, this fanciful prediction came from a press release issued by the European Space Agency, where it started using measurements from the ground rather than the conventional air temperature.

No comment is required, although at this point the arrival of the Monty Python Colonel marching onto the set declaring, “stop it, this sketch is getting silly. Badly written and too silly”, might be necessary.

But before the Colonel shuts us down, let us consider the plight of Justin Rowlatt, the BBC’s green activist-in-chief who was airlifted last week into heat-torn Alicante. On the southern Spanish frontline, he reported on July 18th that the heat has been “relentless” and continued day and night. It helps explain why these periods of extreme heat “can impose such a burden on people’s health”, he observed. Rising at 6:30am to do his first broadcast, he reported it was 27°C.

Alas, for our intrepid William Boot, it only briefly touched 33°C that day, and by the weekend the temperature in Alicante was struggling to stay in the 30s.

But for the BBC, it’s job well done. The mainstream media headlines screamed on cue about imminent Thermogeddon. Writing in the Daily Telegraph this Tuesday, Suzanne Moore said the “world is on fire – and we can’t ignore it any longer”. Arsonists took the opportunity to light fires on the Greek island of Rhodes, but to Moore, observing a hasty retreat by holiday makers, “this is what climate refugees look like”. BBC Dragon’s Den celeb Deborah Meaden noted that arson ”might” have been responsible, but then took the opportunity to widen the debate by claiming – without a shred of proof – “we are about to see the first countries abandoned due to rising sea levels”.

Meanwhile, the World Weather Attribution operation, partly funded by green billionaire investor Jeremy Grantham, adds to the mix with its modelled guesses based on imaginary climates with and without human-produced carbon dioxide. As we have noted in past articles, attribution studies is a growing branch of climate alarmism, but it fails the bedrock science falsification principle outlined by the science philosopher Karl Popper. Former IPCC author and economics professor Roger Pielke Jr. is a fierce critic, noting that he can think of no other area of research “where the relaxing of rigour and standards has been encouraged by research in order to generate claims more friendly to headlines, political advocacy and even lawsuits”.

Pielke suggests that the rise of individual event attribution studies coincides with frustration that the IPCC has not “definitively concluded” that many types of extreme weather have become commonplace. In his view, they offer “comfort and support” to those focused on climate advocacy.

Undoubtedly WWA leads the way in providing simple, press-ready, clickbait material. Its latest press release on the European heatwaves notes that it uses “published peer-reviewed” methods, and backing this up there is a link to Philip et al. But it might be more accurate to describe this 2020 paper as ‘mates’ helpful suggestions’. One of the named authors, for instance is none other than Friederike Otto. Another author was Julie Arrighi from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, a person identified by the BBC as one of the authors of the latest WWA report. Helpful suggestions include the advice that communicating only a lower bound, because it is mathematically better defined in many cases, “is not advisable”. Furthermore, “quoting only the lower bound de-emphasises the most likely result and therefore communicates too conservative an estimate”. We can’t be having well-defined, conservative estimates now, can we.

Chris Morrison is the Daily Sceptic’s Environment Editor.

Stop Press: The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has called on Reuters to withdraw or correct its “misleading” fact check of the Daily Sceptic‘s recent article ‘Climate Crisis Shock: No Change in Average U.K. Temperatures for More Than Two Decades‘, which relied on analysis from the GWPF by Paul Homewood. Homewood says: “If U.K. temperatures in the last 20 years were increasing as rapidly as the Met Office suggests, it should be obvious from its own data. Yet according to the Met Office’s State of U.K. Climate 2022 report, published today, U.K. temperature between 1998 and 2007 averaged 9.35°C, compared to 9.44°C between 2013 and 2022, a statistically insignificant change.”

It seems that the sceptics are onto something….

Meanwhile, the Arctic continues melting.

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