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BBC gives platform for climate sceptic to spout anti science

Carbon Brief 10th Aug 2017, Factcheck: Lord Lawson’s inaccurate claims about climate change on BBC
Radio 4. The Today programme, BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs
breakfast show, featured a prominent five-minute interview this morning
with the climate sceptic Conservative peer Lord Lawson.

Lawson was asked by the presenter Justin Webb to respond to Webb’s earlier interview with Al
Gore. The former US vice president is in the UK promoting his new
documentary, The Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a follow-up to his
Oscar-winning film released a decade ago.

Lawson, who has a history ofcontroversial appearances on the Today programme, made a number of
inaccurate claims throughout his interview. It has already attracted
widespread criticism from scientists. Carbon Brief has transcribed and
annotated the interview to highlight and contextualise the errors.


August 12, 2017 - Posted by | media, UK

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