BBC defends Lord Lawson climate change interview
BBC Radio 4's Today programme has defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson in a segment on climate change.
The former Conservative chancellor said average global temperatures had declined over the past decade.
The Green Party said Lord Lawson had made "false claims" and prominent scientists including Professor Brian Cox criticised the interview.
But the BBC insisted it had a duty to inform listeners about all sides of a debate.
Lord Lawson, who was energy secretary in Margaret Thatcher's government before becoming chancellor, is a critic of government policies on renewable... read more
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