Charles Wardrop’s simplistic critique (Letters, 12 January) of Pat Kane’s article on the need to leave some fossil fuels unexploited appears to be based on a number of misunderstandings.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an inherently conservative organisation, basing its reports on the findings of the world scientific community that are then endorsed by governments. It does not issue “most hyped warnings” as Dr Wardrop claims, nor have its “prognostications… become notoriously unreliable” to be followed only by “Greenies”.
Belief in such distortions appears based upon a diet of extreme tabloid and internet misinformation.
Pat Kane based his comments upon the findings of scientists working in a world-class university and publishing in an internationally renowned journal. It is significant that those who dislike those findings are unable to do likewise.