From Mr John Scrivener
Sir, — Among the brickbats hurled at the Bishop of Chester in your letters column (24 July) was the complaint that he had not taken the opportunity to express his views on climate change and energy policy at the recent General Synod meeting.
In fairness, it should be said that he seems not to have been alone in neglecting the debate on “Climate Change and Investment Policy”. Only 255 members voted for the motion proposed, out of a total membership of 467 — short of 55 per cent, and fewer than voted for the new baptismal rite.
Two hundred and five members (44 per cent) were either not present or, if present, too uninterested to register a vote.
Perhaps they belong to the section of climate-science opinion popularly known as “lukewarmers”.
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