Mr Moore added: “The difficulty I have had trying to get all this stuff about climate change onto this programme, even though I am the guest editor.
“[The] obstacles come in every single time because of rulings and bureaucracy and the fact that Roger Harabin, the environment editor, is so biased.”
Today host, Nick Robinson, defended his colleague Mr Harrabin saying he was “a journalist” who “reports what he thinks is true”.
Mr Robinson also said that the corporation’s coverage was governed by “Ofcom regulations and the law” and that it reported the “global consensus” on climate science, denying it preached a certain position.
Responding to an accusation the BBC told people not to eat meat to help climate change, the anchor added: “We report people who say you shouldn’t eat meat and we interview people who say you should. We are not telling people to do anything.”
During the programme, Lord Ridley appeared for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which describes itself as ‘open-minded on the contested science of global warming’, and argued that climate change could lead to a “range of outcomes”.
He warned the BBC had allowed itself to be “bullied” by climate activists into “dividing [the debate] into goodies who accept climate change and baddies who don’t”.
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