In anticipation of tomorrow night's Radio 4 documentary Climate Change: The Trump Card from Roger Harrabin, here's a little Twitter action taking place tonight between the BBC's environment (
activist) analyst and Lord Lawson/Dr Benny Peiser's Global Warming Policy Foundation:
Roger Harrabin @RHarrabin: Top #Republican fears for grandchildren as #Trump derides #climatechange. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38484730
GWPF @thegwpfcom: @RHarrabin why did you not mention that Ms Whitman is the President of a green energy lobby firm?
Roger Harrabin @RHarrabin: @thegwpfcom She claims she is not a lobbyist. But her views on climate were formed in office
GWPF @thegwpfcom: @RHarrabin her lobby firm "helps companies to promote the development and use of green energy"
Roger Harrabin @RHarrabin: Is from GWPF the lobby group, or the think tank?
GWPF @thegwpfcom: @RHarrabin GWPF does not have any vested interests -your key witness has
Roger Harrabin @RHarrabin: @thegwpfcom I repeat my question. Is this tweet from Gwpf the lobby group or Gwpf the think tank?
GWPF @thegwpfcom: @RHarrabin you make it look as if you are unfamilar with social media. Poor distraction
Roger Harrabin @RHarrabin: What is the answer? Which organisation am I talking to?
And on it may very well go...
Indeed, Matt Ridley, Tory peer and Times columnist (and author of some of my favourite popular science books), has chipped in too:
Matt Ridley @mattwridley: @thegwpfcom Inconceivable @RHarrabin would not have mentioned it if she was a fossil-fuel lobbyist...double standards again.
GWPF @thegwpfcom: @mattwridley @RHarrabin regrettably, the BBC doesn't seem to care about their manifest failure.