Poor old Douglas Carswell, MP for Clacton…he cannot believe that climate change is happening. If one were unkind, it would be tempting to say that those who believed that sea level changes depended only on the moon and its tides were the real lunatics.
But the serious point here is that an elected representative can think he is fairly representing his community with such extreme views. And fairly representing the scientific community to his constituents. Carswell’s views seem to be a grotesque irresponsibility.
Maybe it really is hard to accept the truth if you live in such a low-lying area as Clacton on Sea.