Is it any wonder that people are confused about global warming when the BBC puts out false information? See here: Insiders say Justin Rowlatt is more 'campaigner' than reporter | Daily Mail Online
Last week, it was reported that the BBC's Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) had upheld complaints about two claims made in the BBC's Panorama programme on November 3 last year by reporter Justin Rowlatt.
First, it wasn't true that the death toll from natural disasters is rising. In fact, the opposite is true.
According to ourworldindata.com, the number of deaths globally from natural disasters has tumbled each decade for the past century, apart from a small blip in the 2000s, from an average of 524,000 a year in the 1920s to just 45,000 in the 2010s — despite a booming global population.
The ECU also ruled that Rowlatt's claim that southern Madagascar was 'on the brink of the world's first climate-induced famine' was incorrect, as other factors were involved.