Curiously the Grauniad has belatedly discovered the evil Barton story. Why now? And it was on R4 at 10 o'clock too. Why now? Is it because they were waiting for some kind of environmental peg (Katrina) to hang it on? If anyone has a better idea, please let me know. The story is more than a month old: it was on RealClimate on July 18th.