Friday, November 27, 2009
A climate change expert endorsed Tesco’s position on reducing plastic bags after his institute received a £25million donation, it has been revealed.
Professor Mohan Munasinghe claimed the supermarket’s policy of rewarding customers who reuse bags with ClubCard points was ‘more effective’ than charging.
The idea that Prof Munasinghe could endorse the Tesco scheme as ‘more effective’ has raised new questions about the integrity of some climate change scientists.
Just this week, experts at the University of East Anglia were accused of manipulating figures that challenge their theories on climate change.
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The professor is the head of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester, UK, which was set up with the aid of a £25million donation from Tesco in 2007.
Prof Munasinghe is one of the UK’s’ most highly regarded experts on climate change.
He is Vice Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization that shared 2007’s Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.
This article was posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 at 8:18 am