Conservative MP John Redwood has written some interesting blogs about the BBC's coverage of the Bali summit. Here, for example:
"If the world wanted to do something positive to curb carbon output, it needs to concentrate less on targets and more on technology and incentives. There was discussion of that at Bali. We are not allowed to hear much about it from the BBC, unless it can be fitted into the good guy EU versus the bad guy US script. Fortunately the Indian proposal for technology sharing came along which filled the bill."
America was repetitively painted as the bad guys by the BBC when it comes to climate change and the European Union as the good guys. An analysis of the EU nations' performance suggests, however, that they are better at signing treaties than actually living up to them:
"In the seven years between the signing of Kyoto in 1997 and 2004, here's what happened:
- Emissions worldwide increased 18.0 percent;
- Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1 percent;
- Emissions from nonsigners increased 10.0 percent; and
- Emissions from the United States increased 6.6 percent."