The president of a forum for European energy policy makers has defended a decision to host a presentation from a climate science denialist that was paid for by the coal industry.
Jerzy Buzek, president of the European Energy Forum (EEF) and former president of the European Parliament, said the presentation by Canadian Patrick Moore had “inspired surprise rather than interest.”
But while defending the forum's right to host “different perspectives” Buzek, a Polish MEP, characterised Moore’s contribution as being among the “less rational” of those engaged in the “fight against global warming”.
The relationship between the media and think tanks is the most “pernicious” problem in environment reporting today, Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy has warned.
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