Wednesday, 20 January 2016


It was with great sadness that I learnt of the death of one of the climate sceptic greats, Professor Bob Carter. He has so often been the face of reason in the debate about global warming. He had an image of great integrity combined with a deep knowledge of the subject. Always calm and considered in his response to interviewers, he will be greatly missed. Here is a good account of Bob's achievements. I particularly remember his role as an expert witness in the court case to keep Al Gore's film out of UK schools. It was his testimony that undoubtedly persuaded a high court judge to rule that Gore's film was full of errors and exaggerations. His work is testimony to his lifetime achievements.

What is also true is that we will not find people of his calibre to replace him. No young scientist today would dare to express the views that Bob did.

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