Innogen · ‘Innogen Insider’ blog · October 1, 2013
The Green Party - A new found faith in science?
by Joyce Tait
Caroline Lucas, MP and Leader of the Green Party, took part in Friday's Any Questions on BBC Radio 4 (Listen here). In her response to a question on whether climate change is man-made - in the context of the IPCC report - she seemed to have rediscovered a faith in science as a basis for policy decision making.
A few choice soundbites:
"This is a rigorous, robust piece of research, compelling"
"We can now put aside the question of whether the science is right ...98% of scientists say that it is ...We should get on and start talking about what we're going to do about it"
"It is a concern that even as the science becomes more certain, the public opinion is more confused. That is something we absolutely have to address head-on"
"I was quite shocked...At the 1 o'clock news ...A large amount of time was given over to someone who was bringing the science into doubt."
"We shouldn't only talk in terms of uncertainty but also talk in terms of risk - when you say the word uncertain people think in terms of ignorant..."