Roger Harrabin is no longer the BBC's environment [
activist] analyst. It was his final day this week.
Earlier today, he tweeted:
I've finally left BBC after 35 years on the environment. Thanks everyone for the tributes. Many brought me to tears. The one I like best was from UN's Nick Nuttall: "BBC without Roger is like solar power without sun, gin without tonic, the Muppets without Kermit."
Among the tributes he received this one stood out for me from green campaigner Jonathon Porritt:
You’ve been a total star, Roger - thank God the idiotic BBC didn’t know what you were up to during all those dark days of them insisting on ‘balance’ in their climate coverage!
Roger replied, "Thanks".
I think it's fair to say that even if "the idiotic BBC didn't know" plenty of people on blogs like this were well aware of "what [he was] up to".
Talking of which, I've lost count of the number of times I've recycled that 'the BBC's environment [
activist] analyst' crack over the years - a crack it's now time to finally retire and turn into regenerative compost.