Lembit Opik
Former British Member of Parliament, Lembit Öpik warns those who refuse to engage in true debate that they risk writing themselves out of the policy making script What seems to be missing in this debate is a cool commitment to genuine dialogue – without which the entire issue is reduced to emotive ‘virtue signalling,’ bullying, moaning, provocation and, potentially, ‘mission paralysis.’ This paralysis happens when the actions of one or both sides in a dispute lose the confidence of the public in the subject itself, making political action in a democratic system hard or impossible. I hope those who run this new website are successful in bringing people together to share and discuss competing worldviews about climate change and some related matters. It’s important we get this right, and that can only happen if we explain why we hold the views we do and listen to those who hold other views.