It is Sir John Beddington's last week in the job, and he has chosen to take one last opportunity to speak out on climate change. He is making a raft of media appearances today, having been on the Today Programme on Radio 4 and BBC Breakfast telly already. There will be more on Radio 5 later on. I gather that the TV and Radio 5 will be speaking to Benny Peiser after 8am.
I'll post links and reaction as I get them.
Olive Heffernan (formerly?) of Nature Climate Change is shocked (shocked!) that the BBC might mention the views of a climatologist about climate. She presumably feels that a population biologist turned adminstrator has views that are simply unassailable:
John Beddington on BBC Breakfast talking on #climate change. Presenter wheeling out arguments by Richard Lindzen. Oy vey. Hard to believe.
Beddington's TV appearance is currently available here at around 7:12.
Pallab Ghosh's report is here.
Audio of Beddington on Today is here.
Benny Peiser's response on FiveLive breakfast is here.