Article in the Daily Express by David Bellamy OBE Feb 3 2005. I first heard about global warming in the eighties and right from the start i didn't believe in it. I teach botany. i have researched and taught plant anatomy, ecological physiology and the history of vegetation at universities over a period of five decades. I know that carbon dioxide is not a terrible gas,It is the most important fertiliser for plants. if there is more CO2 plants grow faster and tack in more. that achieves a balance in the atmosphere. in fact most plants could do with more CO2. If you have time to read the expert reports in the massive tomes, which lack an index, produced by the IPCC the intergovernmental panel on climate change you will have a surprise. there is no proof that anything terrible is linked to carbon induced temperature rise.