"Earth: The Climate Wars", broadcast on BBC 2, was billed as a definitive guide to the history of global warming, including arguments for and against. During the series Lord Monckton, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, was interviewed. He claims:
"The BBC very gravely misrepresented me and several others, as well as the science behind our argument. I was interviewed for 90 minutes and all my views were backed up by sound scientific data, but this was all omitted. They made it sound as if these were just my personal views, as if I was some potty peer. It was caddish of them."Lord Monckton says scientific data show the world is cooler today than in the Middle Ages. He said:
"We do not dispute that there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but we do dispute its effects. The data shows that 2008 is the same temperature as 1980 and that the effects of these changes in the atmosphere are not negative but more likely to be beneficial."From "BBC investigated after peer says climate change programme was biased 'one-sided polemic'" by Tamara Cohen on 27th September 2008.