The scientist credited as being the first to convince Tony Blair of the urgency of the climate crisis has accused green activists of being Luddites who risk setting back the fight against global warming.
In an interview with the Guardian today Sir David King, who stepped down last month after seven years as the government's chief scientific adviser, says any approach that does not focus on technological solutions to climate change - including nuclear power - is one of "utter hopelessness".
Sir David King is right. Nuclear power "is not necessarily an ideal way to make energy, [but] the dangers of climate change are certainly far worse".
(He's dead wrong about badgers, though.)