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Talking to Brian Micklethwait

If you click here, you can catch a longish interview I did with Brian Micklethwait. For those who don't know of Brian, he is best known as a libertarian thinker, working for the Libertarian Alliance and writing regularly at Samizdata, the biggest UK libertarian blog, as well as his own site

We cover a lot of ground, and there is some background on me, for those of you who are interested in such things. (Heaven forbid I should ever gain a public persona). I haven't dared listen to it yet, but I'll give it a bash tonight.

We recorded this in the runup to Christmas, when I was still rather concerned about the book being published while the Climategate story was hot. I guess I needn't have worried.


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Very interesting interview. Well worth listening too.

Jan 28, 2010 at 4:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul Boyce

OT, but Radio 4's PM just now had a very interesting piece about Climategate. Someone called Holland had made some FOI requests. He'd not only tried UEA but also the Met Office, who had blocked his request with a Ministerial Certificate stating that the release of the information he wanted was not in the national interest. He said the same had happened with a couple of other FOI requests at other organisations.

After him came Beddington, the government Science Officer, who refused to pass any judgment on the UEA until he had more info. The most remarkable thing he had to say was that the glaciers-melted-by-2035 story was manifestly nonsense, because nobody could be that accurate. Which suggested to me that, in Beddington's view, the glaciers were all melting, but might have melted by 2034 or 2036 rather than 2035.

I don't know if PM is available on Listen Again. If it is, the two interviews are about 40 minutes into the hour-long programme.

Jan 28, 2010 at 6:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrank Davis

PS: It seems that PM does have an option to listen to it. See PM blog right hand margin, Listen to PM.When I clicked on it the iplayer console said: PM: 28/01/2010 is unavailable at this time So should be available later.

Jan 28, 2010 at 6:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrank Davis

I listened to the interview. It's always nice to put a voice with a blog.

Feb 1, 2010 at 12:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterKevin

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