Latest Channel 4 News:
Row over Malaysian state's coins
'Four shot at abandoned mine shaft'
Rain fails to stop Moscow wildfires
Cancer blow for identical twins
Need for Afghan progress 'signs'

Ofcom finds The Great Global Warming Swindle breached broadcast rules

By Carl Dinnen

Updated on 21 July 2008

Ofcom says The Great Global Warming Swindle, broadcast last March, was in breach of a number of rules in the broadcasting code

These include criticising the government's former chief scientist, Sir David King, for comments he didn't make.

The Channel 4 documentary about global warming made "significant allegations" without offering an "appropriate and timely opportunity" to leading scientists to respond, the broadcasting regulator ruled.

But Ofcom found that despite concerns over the presentation and omission of various facts and views, the audience watching the Channel 4 programme was not "materially misled".

Send this article by email

Watch the Latest Channel 4 News

Watch Channel 4 News when you want

Latest Environment news

Secrets under the sea

Roundnose Grenadier fish (Photo: Mar-Eco/Oystein Paulsen)

The ocean's hidden depths are revealed for the first time.

7-day catch-up


Watch Channel 4 News when you want to, from the last week.


See how many times a word is used in key speeches, and in what context.

Twittering on

Start following Channel 4 News on Twitter today.

Click to launch.

Week in pictures

credit: Reuters

A selection of the best pictures from around the world.

Channel 4 © 2010. Channel 4 is not responsible for the content of external websites.