Yesterday was the second hottest day ever in the UK and everything was horrendous.
Trains didn’t work, people were stranded and there’s no escaping the fact that the planet is on fire and we’re all going to die.
For every person who is really excited about the record-breaking hot weather, there are many more (well, online anyway) who are voicing concern.
Yesterday, a person running the BBC Weather Twitter account fell into the former category. The account posted a tweet that seemed to show excitement about the prospect of high temperatures being broken.
People were not impressed – and that’s putting it lightly.
So, in summary...
indy100 contacted the BBC for comment. A spokesperson responded:
The BBC acknowledges the weight of scientific consensus around climate change and this should always underpin our reporting of the subject. Meteorologists clearly have a professional interest in extreme weather patterns but we are aware of the need to strike the right tone on social media.
Coverage across the day touched on all aspects of the very hot weather, including potential dangers, health issues and transport problems, and our interviews and reports put the potentially record-breaking temperature in the context of climate change issues.