BBC’s world disservice

James Naughtie, a sensible and decent presenter on the BBC Radio 4 Todayprogramme, interviewed a climate change scientist on March 11. To her and the listening millions he said: "Leaving aside the question of how much of this [current temperature rise] is a man-made increase or not, and that’s a debate, there’s another debate. Some people say: ‘Look, if you look at global temperatures over the last 20 or 30 years, really it is within the kind of pattern that we have seen again and again in our history and there’s an alarmist view here’."

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