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Complainant Name:
Mr Richard Shepherd

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Western Telegraph


Mr Richard Shepherd complained that his letter for publication on climate change had been edited misleadingly.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

Mr Richard Shepherd, of Whalecwm House, The Ferry, Cosheston, would like to clarify one point in a letter from him published on March 26th, 2008. He would like to point out that his stance on climate change is shared by other sceptics, who, while they accept that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, believe it has a negligible effect on the absorption of that part of the sun's radiation reflected by the earth as carbon dioxide is less than 1.3% of all greenhouse gases, which are 98% water vapour. Whether a small proportion of such an insignificant percentage of atmospheric carbon dioxide is due to mankind is irrelevant in Mr Shepherd's opinion.

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