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I have just read Kate Macintosh's conspiratorial letter (AJ 29.03.07) about global warming. As a former technical editor of the AJ and fully paid-up member, along with thousands of others, of the Institute of Ideas, I dread to think of the treacherous plot she could conjure out of that.

The problem is that Macintosh obviously can't bear the fact that people have political differences of opinion. As far as I'm concerned, even if the graphs and science for global warming were unequivocal (which they aren't, by the way) then I'd still be politically opposed to the bilious sanctimony of scaremongers like Macintosh. Instead of throwing McCarthyite accusations of guilt by association, perhaps she might like to convince people by the power of her argument. The fact that she can't, and resorts to uncritically regurgitating George Monbiot's own particular prejudices, speaks volumes.

Austin Williams, director, Future Cities Project

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