Giving Kemm a platform is being irresponsible

24th June 2011

Editor –

I think it is extremely irresponsible of your magazine to continue to give a platform to Dr Kelvin Kemm’s assault on climate science. Although climate science deals with uncertainty and huge quantities of data, the evidence for human-caused global warming is accepted by a large majority of climate scientists (as opposed to nuclear physicists, electrical engineers and various other would-be experts).
Climate deniers are the modern equivalent of the flat earth society, with the excep- tion that their views encourage dangerous inaction on climate issues. I think every climate-related article by Dr Kemm that you publish should be accompanied by a suggestion that readers look up the views of respectable journals on the subject, such as New Scientist or the Scientific American. Rob Dyer
RobDy@dmws.durban.gov.za