Sneering at Wilberforce

Many thanks to Edmund for the link to this excellent post Biting the hand which analyses the BBC's treatment of Wilberforce last Friday.

Indeed that looks like a good blog: Biased BBC. One item that caught my eye was a Freedom of Information request put in to the BBC by a commenter:
Fed up as I was with the constant bleating about man-made global warming we get on the BBC, I thought I would find out just what they are doing to help the planet. So I put in a FOI request asking about the air miles the BBC fly, the carbon that this produces, and how the BBC offsets this. Get ready for some amazing numbers (all relate to the last reporting year):

Total UK domestic flights: 17 million miles

Total European flights: 14 million miles

Other flights: 94 million miles

Total air miles: 125 million

Total cost: £15,147,000

TOTAL CO2 EMISSIONS: 25,676,000 Kgs

TOTAL CO2 OFFSET: 0 kgs. Yes, 0 Kg.
What a hoot!

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