IPCC Hearing Brings UK Closer to US Polarisation on Climate Change

Leading sceptics getting big slots to reject global warming indicates a growing climate denial bias at Westminster.

Richard Lindzen/MIT

Richard Lindzen/MIT

A parliamentary committee will this week provide further proof that political debate in the UK about climate change is becoming as depressingly unscientific and polarised as it is in the United States.

As part of its inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the House of Commons select committee on energy and climate change has invited six witnesses to provide testimony on Tuesday. But instead of focusing on experts who represent the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activities are the main cause of global warming, half the oral evidence sessions will be devoted to ‘sceptics’ who reject the IPCC’s findings.

Read more at The Guardian.

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