Yesterday’s debate on WHYS got many of you emailing, calling and blogging. We invited on the programme Iain Dale, a conservative blogger here in the UK, who is not a climate change denier but does question global warming.
“the only people who think global warming is a myth are those who don’t understand it, or those who stand to lose money by taking steps to reduce their impacts on climate change.” Alex in Manchester emailed us.
Dan posted on our blog “I feel sad for those that are so willing to be fooled or fall for the hysteria created about the myth of Global Warming, Global Cooling, Climate Change, or whatever euphemism become the flavour of the day or is represented by a cuddly little polar bear. It is a LIE not supported by science but by anecdotal observations that politicians, looking for more of YOUR money,turned into statistical certainty.”
Clearly there are climate change sceptics and many feel that the word denier is loaded and does not allow people to debate the issue, Iain Dale said all he wanted was to have an open debate. But do sceptics have an place in the debate? or are they such a small minority that their voice doesn’t really count and they undermine the issue? Or is misinformation the tactic of the denier? like British blogger Sunny Hundal thinks?
Today we are inviting a top BBC figure to explain how the BBC covers climate change and if global warming sceptics have a place in the debate?