05 September 2007

Planet Relief Update

Switch off that light! Less light - more planes [Credit: Victoria and Albert Museum]Well, what do you know:

BBC switches off climate special

The BBC has scrapped plans for Planet Relief, a TV special on climate change.

The decision comes after executives said it was not the BBC's job to lead opinion on climate change.

Celebrities such as Ricky Gervais were said to be interested in presenting the show, which would have involved viewers in a mass "switch-off" to save energy.

The BBC says it cut the special because audiences prefer factual output on climate change... A BBC spokeswoman said the cancellation was not due to concerns over impartiality."
"This decision was not made in light of the recent debate around impartiality." Sure, and Iraq was full of WMDs and Father Christmas will bring me a new job later this year if I keep being a good boy...