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Published on Feb 11, 2008
Philip Stott is Britain's leading climate-change denier and Professor of Biogeography at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
He has built a career on slating environmentalists and displays an extreme antipathy towards those with concerns about genetic engineering, portraying them as left-wing extremists.
In May 2001, the American Embassy and SOAS jointly hosted a Conference that advanced the interests of Genetically Modified crop manufacturers. Stott chaired the conference, and not a single representative from any environmental organisation spoke at the event.
The environment correspondent of The Guardian has described Prof. Stott as 'an alarming academic' who pushes George W. Bush's agenda.
The Director of the Environmental Research Foundation has said of Stott: 'It is evident that Professor Stott has abandoned his role as a serious scholar and has become a cheerleader for the biotech industry.'
In this videoed speech to a largely American audience, Stott presents his case against climate change, styling himself as an expert on the issue, despite his never having had a single paper published in a scientific journal in the fields in which he most frequently applies this 'expertise', e.g. climate change or tropical ecology.