Fraser Nelson

What happens when you try to debate climate change...

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Sky News invited me around for what I expected would be a civil debate on climate change at 2:30pm today - but for people like Bob Ward, there’s no such thing. He is policy director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the LSE.

The debate proceeded along the bizarre path that these types so frequently tread. I was asked about what the climategate emails mean: I said it shows people putting spin first and science second. And raised the prospect of data manipulation. Hope replied by saying, “it's remarkable about how the so-called sceptics have been using this as a propaganda tool to promote political end... People with a clear vested interest in creating public confusion because they want to udnermine action on climate change, they should shut up and wait until the investigation is done rather than carry on a witchhunt”. And things went downhill from there.

Anyway, some kind soul recorded it, so you can see it below: