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Dinner party guide to the climate change debate

Before you get sucked into a vortex of dissent for your views about climate change over wine and victuals, read this to disperse the clouds shrouding the issue.

Ice forming on the water fountain in Forsyth Park, in Savannah, Georgia. Extreme winter storms pummelled the south-eastern US early this year with heavy wind and snow.

IT WAS not long ago when the rule for polite conversation at dinner parties was to avoid religion or politics. If one could not find a neutral topic, then the suggestion was to "talk about the weather". Alas, this is no longer applicable, as the weather - like politics and religion - has become...

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