Last week’s issue of the Irish Farmers Journal carried two short pieces on climate science issues and their political implications, arising from a lecture given in Dublin on 4 May by MIT emeritus professor Richard Lindzen.

In his weekly column Dempsey at Large, Matt Dempsey reported on what he heard there under the title “A real climate change debate starts”. On the editorial page, Justin McCarthy introduced the topic under the heading “Policy decisions should be based on latest scientific analysis”.