THE British public deserves to be told the “whole story” on climate change, gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh said yesterday.
The popular TV presenter and author said people should be treated as “grown-ups” and given a more “balanced” picture.
The Daily Express columnist said that while he accepted that man-made emissions were exacerbating climate change, facts that appeared to weaken the argument were being “swept under the carpet”.
He called factors such as historic warm periods between Ice Ages “inconvenient truths” – a dig at former US Vice President Al Gore’s controversial film about climate change, An Inconvenient Truth.
Mr Titchmarsh said: “I am not a climate change denier at all. We just need the full story.”
He pointed to the fact that there had been more than 30 Ice Ages interspersed with warm periods.
“There is a denial that this has ever happened before, as if we are children who cannot be told the full story,” he said. “These facts are almost swept under the carpet because they are inconvenient truths. It irritates me when people do not tell the whole story. We need a full grown-up discussion.
“I am desperate for someone to talk in a reasoned fashion about climate change, rather than running around like a headless chicken saying we are all going to hell in a handcart and it is all our fault.”
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