March 7, 2012: "Policing the Climate Debate - Leaders must encourage constructive policy discussion", by Tom Harris, ICSC Executive Director and Terry Dunleavy JP, MBE, ICSC Strategic Advisor and Founding Chairman [New Zealand], published by PJ Media, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
"Rather than join in the attacks or simply hide when the going gets tough, our leaders — politicians, university administrators, and media — must set the stage so that all those who want to can easily take part in climate discussions.
"Our leaders must define the problem, encourage constructive debate, and establish firm ground rules of productive discussion within their spheres of influence. They need to create an atmosphere in which reputable climate experts — regardless of their stance on the issues — are rewarded for helping educate the public, media, and government about this complex field.
"Otherwise, the outcome of the climate debate — like so many other controversies — will be determined merely by the relative strengths of the competing lobby groups with little regard to scientific or economic realities."
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