Being Green does not mean suspicious of science
by Jim Jepps
Until two years ago the Green Party had twisted itself into contradictory knots to accommodate both a scientific approach to climate change and the acceptance of such ill-accepted philosophies as homeopathy. Too often, says Jim Jepps, even the sensible things the party and its members had to say were tainted with distrust of, even downright hostility to, science and scientists. So what changed, and what does the future hold for the relationship between science and the Greens?