LETTER: Margaret believed too

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The egregious Brian Beck suggests that we should not listen to David Attenborough’s views on climate change, since Dr Attenborough has no relevant qualifications.

Well, Mr Beck has written innumerable letters to the Express on that subject, and as far as I know, he has no relevant qualifications either. Come to that, nor have I.

On the other hand, I do have a reasonable grasp of the importance of peer review evaluation in scientific method. The theory of anthropogenic global warming was first advanced in the late 19th century, which means that scientists – they are a jealous, competitive lot – have had over a century to tear it to pieces. Since no one has been able to, it is now accepted as scientific orthodoxy.

Yes, Brian, I suppose Tony Blair does believe in climate change. So did Margaret Thatcher. She was a scientist.

Jon Gunson

Ham Lane, Lewes