Wits in a climate hot spot

A scientist in climate change and health at the University of the Witwatersrand says he is disturbed and ashamed that a climate denialist was given a platform to speak at the university, effectively legitimising his views.

On 5 March, the university’s clean coal technology research group co-hosted a lecture and webinar presentation by Lars Schernikau, who was cited in the invitation as a highly qualified, globally recognised expert in energy economics and coal. The Minerals Council South Africa co-convened the lecture.

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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