Climate change

Julia Hartley-Brewer says climate change is ‘complete nonsense’ on Question Time

THE BBC has been criticized for its platform climate change skepticism about Question Time.

Thursday night’s show, which took place in London’s affluent Dulwich, featured TalkTV presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer as a guest on the panel.

Hartley Brewer previously criticized the BBC for reporting on climate changeinsisting that it is not “news”.

Asked about the actions of Just Stop Oil activists on the programme, she claimed that UN reports on the dangers of climate change were “complete nonsense”.

“These climate models have been exposed over and over again as complete nonsense,” she said.

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“They are the most extreme end of the scientific models contained in these IPCC reports.

“But the fact is [that] even if it were true, would that necessarily be a problem? »

The presenter went on to say that Just Stop Oil protesters, who engaged in disruptive actions throughout October to draw attention to the dangers of climate change and the continued burning of fossil fuels, belonged to the “middle class” and “had rights”.

She said: “They want to stop other people from having a good life.

“If you want to limit people’s ability to access fuel, you want to make it more expensive to buy a plane overseas, to use a car, to heat your house, you’re going to hurt the most poor and you will hurt the poorest people in the developing world.

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“I think they are wayward toddlers who their parents obviously never said ‘no’ to.”

Work MP David Lammy can be seen desperately holding his head in his hands as Hartley-Brewer continues to speak.

Questions are being raised about why the BBC continues to share Hartley-Brewer’s views on climate change, which are not supported by the vast majority of climate experts.

David Wheeler, Wycombe Wanderers footballer and climate change campaigner, tweeted: “Watched #BBCQuestionTime and had to listen to Julia Hartley-Brewer deny climate change is a problem.

“#bbcqt producers should remember the damage they’ve done by regularly putting Farage on the platform.

“Allowing someone to spread dangerous misinformation again is shameful.”

A Green Party adviser also pointed out that while Hartley-Brewer had appeared on the show twice in the past year, a Green Party member had not been on Question Time since last November.

Lancaster Councilor Jack Lenox said: ‘Just your regular reminder that the Green vegetables have not appeared on BBC Question Time since last November.

“Julia Hartley-Brewer last appeared just six months ago.

“Tonight’s episode is broadcast from Dulwich, where the Greens came second in the last general election.”

This isn’t the first time Hartley-Brewer has been allowed to gush climate rejection on the BBC programme.

In April, she was taken to task by a member of the public after claiming that reaching net zero targets by 2050 would not prevent the collapse of the ecosystem.

The BBC has been contacted for comment.