For a truly terrifying example of how a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing when it comes to climate change, activists need look no further than a quixotic letter from the inveterate BVM letter-writer Bill Woodhouse of Mappowder on page 39 of today's BVM (31 May) headed 'Changing climates'.
Attacking Dorset Council's recent declaration of a climate emergency, he argues with inaccurate history and false logic that all that is really happening with the climate is a natural fluctuation and the children of those 'postulating about global warming' will soon 'freeze to death' because 'our politicians will have got rid of our sources of heat such as oil and coal.'
It's a reminder, if reminders are necessary, that Dorset still has more than its fair share of climate change deniers and support for the climate cause cannot be taken for granted...
Staggering. One wonders what on earth the BVM is thinking about when it decides to publish such drivel.