Jonathan Porritt on Lord Lawson: "Rude, patronising, scientifically illiterate" #frozenplanet via @icey_mark #eg
The final programme in the Frozen Planet series was broadcast this week – David Attenborough’s personal take on climate change. For me, it was an extraordinary programme – creative, convincing, compelling. To be fair, I am hardly unbiased. Indeed, I am very biased. Primarily because of the furore that has broken out over the coverage of the programme in the Radio Times. A few weeks ago, the Radio Times asked me to do an accompanying commentary on David Attenborough’s own article in the Radio Times. I was obviously delighted to do this. I was then told that they had also asked Nigel Lawson to do the same, which of course strengthened my resolve. When I saw it, I thought Lawson’s piece was a disgrace. Rude, patronising, scientifically illiterate and totally inappropriate. I couldn’t really believe that anybody would publish it. The justification offered up by the Radio Times...