Botanist, David Bellamy: Global warming - at least the modern nightmare version - is a myth. I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy makers are not. As a result of their ignorance, the world's economy may be about to divert billions, nay trillions of pounds, dollars and roubles into solving a problem that actually doesn't exist. The waste of economic resources is incalculable and tragic.
David Bellamy used to be on British TV all the time. But since he voiced anti-European-Union opinions he has basically disappeared from view. Any connection? Or is it just that TV producers feel that he is too old?
What is known for sure is that several societies, including 'Plantlife' and 'The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts' have disassociated themselves from him because of his skeptical attitude over the idea of man-made global warming.
The issue, as ever, is not so much whether David Bellamy is right or wrong on any of his points, but rather than people should be allowed to openly debate the subject. It should be decided on the merits of the science, and not just because we are told it is true.