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GWPF Webinar: Coronavirus, Climate Change and the Role of Science in Public Policy

The Global Warming Policy Forum

The GWPF’s Head of Policy, Harry Wilkinson, speaks to Toby Young, Matt Ridley and Inaya Folarin Iman.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has sparked a vigorous debate about the role of science in public life. Both governments and their detractors have claimed they are ‘following the science’, a refrain that is very familiar to those of us who have followed the climate change debate. But to what extent can science really tell us what to do? Should expert opinion ever override the democratic process? Or are fear and uncertainty preventing us from making rational decisions?