Greenpeace’s John Sauven looks at the tactics employed to silence those who campaign and report on climate change


Public debate and the open flow of information are essential cogs in the operation of any democracy. But as those of us who have fought the climate information wars know well, when science and public policy occupy the same space, the national dialogue can be corrupted. The debate is too often polluted by vested interests with a determination to buy their own facts, and their objective is not so much to win the debate as to prolong it.