The Global View

Museum goes climate-neutral … but not the usual way

So the London Science Museum’s new climate exhibit aims to “minimise the shrill tone and emotion” that surrounds the subject by “satisfying the interests and needs of those who accept that human-induced climate change is real, those who are unsure, and those who do not,” eh?

What’s next?

  • An evolution exhibit that “teaches the controversy” with displays showing Homo neanderthalensis cavorting with Stegosaurus stenops?
  • A human health display that caters to both those who believe in the link between cancer and tobacco, and those who do not?
  • A timeline on space exploration that features a section on trick photography that might have been used to stage a fake Moon landing?

All we can say is, tsk, tsk.