Complaint To The BBC About “Arctic Live”


By Paul Homewood


Readers will recall that I complained to the BBC following the first episode of their Arctic Live programme earlier this month.

In particular, I took exception to their claim that “In Churchill, every year polar bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay to wait for the big freeze, and every year they’re waiting longer” , as the facts showed nothing of the sort.

This set the scene for effectively the whole of that segment of the programme, which attempted to convince viewers how endangered polar bears were becoming.

I have now had their reply:

Thank you for contacting us about ‘Arctic Live’ that broadcast on 2nd November 2016.

I understand you felt the information given about polar bears was inaccurate.

I contacted the programme makers who explained that during the series they said that polar bears are waiting longer each year for the freeze. This…

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