Apparently the BBC pay the Met Office £30 million a year which seems an awful lot for getting the weather wrong so often! However, that aside, what the BBC loves about the Met Office is that it has clearly brought into the whole climate change industry, which presents climate change as an established fact.
Even so, no doubt looking to save much needed money, the BBC are ending the contract next year and looking to a company based in New Zealand for their weather reports.
The BBC bias over climate change is clear in that they seldom if ever report any balance on such a controversial issue. However three weeks ago, on Radio 4, Quentin Letts broadcast a half hour programme under the title " What is the point of the Met Office?" On it he showed how clearly over the years they have got the weather wrong, have become far too political, overly keen on presentation over substance and of course pushing a green, climate change agenda.
As a result of this programme Letts was subjected to untold abuse from the twittersphere lead by the BBC's own climate change correspondent Roger Harrabin. Some of the internet reaction was 'foul' with one even suggesting he should be shot twice (to ensure he was dead) and 'End the man' wrote another contributor.
In order to realise just how bias the BBC currently is on climate change you need to read some if not all the following:-
The Skeptical environmentalist - Lomborg
Heaven and Earth( global warming the missing science) - Ian Plimer
The real global warming disaster - Christopher Booker
Watermelons - James Delingpole
Silent spring at 50 (the false crisis of Racheal Carson) - Meiners, Desrochers and Morris.
Climates change that is true, as of course they do four times a year with the seasons, but it is far from an established fact that any climate change or adverse weather conditions are 'man' made. Instead we should be considering, the many unreported factors such as, the natural changing cycles caused over many thousand if not millions of years by such things as sun spot activity.