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BBC News stops giving air time to climate deniers

BBC News will no longer air "debates" between scientists and climate-change deniers, The Telegraph reports. A new BBC Trust report criticized the network's journalists for devoting "too much" — a.k.a., any — air time to those with "marginal views" about science.

"The Trust wishes to emphasize the importance of attempting to establish where the weight of scientific agreement may be found and make that clear to audiences," said the report. "Science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views but depends on the varying degree of prominence such views should be given."

The Telegraph also reports that roughly 200 of the BBC's staff members are attending workshops to improve their coverage. The BBC Trust report added that the network has devoted too much time to editorial balance when a vast majority of people — and scientists — agree that climate change is happening.