Minister answers MSN viewers’ questions… from Antarctica
During a visit to the Antarctic in February 2012, Science minister David Willetts took questions from MSN readers on a range of issues associated with climate change. The footage was recorded on a smartphone by a member of the team accompanying the minister.
One of the most popular questions from MSN readers was over why the minister had felt it necessary to travel to the research base. He said it was important to see first-hand the effects of global warming and check on how research money was being spent. The flights he used to reach his destination were regular supply connections so the cost to the taxpayer was minimised, he said.
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