Why the Science Channel isn’t making new shows anymore
The Science Channel is being forced to shut down its science channel after an outcry by some viewers.
The network has said it is pulling the plug after an uproar by critics who say the channel’s coverage of climate change has been “biased and inaccurate.”
The Science Channel announced the closure in a blog post Thursday.
“We have decided to end the production of Science Channel Science for the next year,” the blog post said.
“While we are deeply disappointed that our work will not continue on the Science channel, we are committed to continuing to explore our work and learn from it.”
The decision comes amid criticism of the channel from some viewers, who have raised questions about its coverage of the science of climate science.
The Science channel announced in December that it would cease production of its science programming in 2019.
“Science Channel Science,” which is also known as “Science Talk,” has produced a number of popular segments, including “Science 101,” “Science Alert,” “The Big Debate,” “Ask Me Anything,” “Astrobiology,” “Fossil Fuel News” and “Planet Earth.”
“It is our belief that science is too often left to be manipulated by political leaders or corporate interests,” the Science channels blog post read.
“Our programs will continue to explore the science that shapes our understanding of the world around us and will remain focused on the science and the truth.”