There's been interest on this blog and elsewhere about a meeting organised on Wednesday by Piers Corbyn, the independent UK weather forecaster who argues that the sources of modern-day climate change lie in magnetic interactions around the Earth rather than greenhouse gas emissions on it.
So - a genie to your Aladdin, though emphatically not all-powerful - I thought I'd go along.
Held at Imperial College London - Mr Corbyn's alma mater - the meeting featured presentations from Northern Ireland's famously "climate-sceptical
" environment minister Sammy Wilson, botanist and ex-BBC TV nature presenter David Bellamy, and a handful of academics - as well as from Mr Corbyn himself.
(The meeting wasn't endorsed or sponsored by Imperial - I'm sure they'd want me to point that out.)
If you're a practising scientist reading this and are wondering "why did he bother?", by the way, read on... I've an assignment for you at the end.
Like other "sceptical" meetings I've attended, it featured a heady melange of science (some of which would be swiftly dismissed in some quarters as pseudo-science) and politics.
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