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Let's give these sceptics label they deserve

Last week saw two vitally important conferences; one in Brussels, trying to save Europe from the backwash of the global banking fiasco, and one in Durban, which was trying to save the future of humanity from runaway climate change. In both cases the stakes could scarcely be higher.

Deliberately trying to ruin the outcome of both were the eurosceptics and the climate-sceptics. Are both groups actually the same people?

The next question must be whether the gentle, worthy label of 'sceptic' is appropriate. We need a more honest label: 'wrecker', 'bigot' and 'hater' are all fair descriptions of these wealthy, elderly deniers whose blinkered ideological obsessions undermine both science and democracy in their attacks on those who want to make this a fairer world with a future for coming generations.

AIDAN HARRISON

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