UPDATED: ABC censors William Kininmonth from transcript/podcast
In a piece on ABC radio's AM programme yesterday on the Antarctic warming story (see here), the paper's author, Eric Steig, was interviewed, followed by our old friend and über-alarmist, Barry Brook. Then they interviewed William Kininmonth, who pointed out that there was no evidence of reduction in the cycle of Antarctic sea ice and that it was only around the coastal margins that temperatures exceeded zero degrees celsius during daytime for about one month of the year - the West Antarctic ice sheet has been in place for millions of years and likely to remain so.
However, this part of the interview has been censored from the online transcript and the podcasts (both of the segment itself and the whole programme). This kind of censorship of sceptical views, if it took place, is unacceptable, and in breach of the ABC's charter.
UPDATE: The ABC have belatedly posted the audio of the interview with William Kininmonth on the AM website (with no transcript) and citing the lame excuse that it was only in the Radio National version and wasn't included in the main programme "for space reasons" - how very convenient. As Jennifer says in her comment: "Not good enough."