COUNTRYFILE hosts Charlotte Smith and Tom Heap were in high spirits after yesterday’s episode of the show.
Viewers of the BBC One show took to Twitter believing the presenters were talking too much about climate change.
Countryfile returned to screens last night with a brand new episode dedicated to the rural flooding – an agricultural disaster for many farmers and businesses.
Host duo Charlotte and Tom spoke to workers and some local residents and found that they all believed climate change was causing the flooding.
The show made it clear how local residents, farm owners and companies, despite their concerns, are doing everything they can to cope with the constant changes in the weather.
Charlotte even caught up with firefighter Mark Fox, a volunteer with the Severn Arena Rescue Association, who highlighted the animal costs of flooding.
And while some viewers were very grateful that the show was talking about climate change, many others believed Countryfile was forcing a hidden agenda on them.
Angry fans took to Twitter to share their anger.
“Tom is doing his best to put the words ‘climate change’ in the villagers’ mouths.
A second equally frustrated fan wrote: “Ffs every other sentence climate change no evidence evidence and never mention man made or natural. Stop doing that.”
“I just walked in when Countryfile is up. I guess it was 20 seconds before the whining about climate change started.
A fourth, slightly less critical viewer added, “Interesting Countryfile account of flooding, but disappointingly little discussion of how climate change has increased the frequency and severity of flooding.”
“Flood resilience is all well and good, but the goal should prevent another ecological collapse.”
However, as noted above, the climate change discussion has been welcomed by a different segment of Countryfile fans.
One wrote: “Yes to climate change content! There definitely needs to be more awareness!”, while a second followed with: “It’s so heartbreaking that all these people and businesses are having to put up with all of this! “
BBC One had already been bombarded with viewers last week who accused the channel and show of “preaching” to them.
Countryfile is broadcast on BBC One on Sundays.
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