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Twitter bio: Author, newspaper columnist, rational optimist, peer, Northumbrian. Keen on science, scepticism, genes, evolution, innovation, "ideas having sex".

Affiliation: Conservative
Join Date: 8 Feb 2013
"The former chancellor has got Brexit supporters’ motivations all wrong" https://t.co/H0Ry2Ty8eG
A century ago, our island was less than 5 per cent woodland. Today woodland covers nearly three times as much land,… https://t.co/9uAGdJnHhw
A century ago, our island was less than 5 per cent woodland. Today woodland covers nearly three times as much land,… https://t.co/1c5PN8ZDEp
The BBC is no longer even pretending that it's anything other than an advertising agency for the wind power industr… https://t.co/4RUBEXUCmG
Great little video by @peterboghossian. We need these techniques for polite disagreement in the UK just as much as… https://t.co/mATJu9zn3a
"Boris Johnson does not suffer from a shortage of enemies. But in what amounts to a competition to establish which… https://t.co/ayxIqNOzET
Misleading headlines appeared in newspapers last week, claiming that global deforestation was increasing. In fact,… https://t.co/Th3UQt2X4u
The right woodland can be glorious – but for that, we need to plant the right trees My article: https://t.co/qosAbz39IX
RT @mattwridley: A spectacular own goal by the LibDems. Britain is at its best as a trading island rather than part of an empire, even our…
"Groups like Extinction Rebellion are concerned that our future will resemble a post-apocalyptic landscape... What… https://t.co/8kQEt5UWVk
RT @cjsnowdon: Nothing has changed about the facts on the ground since I wrote this last week. https://t.co/FgK1HsKc2S
I've always said the decision to build Hadrian's wall was probably a bureaucratic imperial decision that turned out… https://t.co/2ly94P2BBf
"Had Cameron come back with any retrieval of power or, indeed, with a sovereignty amendment of the sort that Gove a… https://t.co/CkxqKfbrS6
"In fact, Johnson – a long-standing critic of Euro-federalism – was tortured by the sovereignty question. I know, b… https://t.co/7z2XR20KHK
"Groups like Extinction Rebellion are concerned that our future will resemble a post-apocalyptic landscape... What… https://t.co/b9DBFw0cgr
More evidence that renewable energy increases warming, this time because of the growing use of SF6, gas with 23,500… https://t.co/EtmL3ou7VM
I am now active on Facebook. Check out my page, and let's keep these important conversations going: https://t.co/64ls5AOI8K
Environmentalism is often anti-capitalism in disguise: https://t.co/oXdEvdjrvC