This rationale is disingenuous - Global Warming is being taught across the country by physicists in all UK schools - this implies that physicists, if anyone, ought to be the ones who are effectively able to moderate on the issue The fact that moderators of PF recognize their own lack of authority on the issue runs to the very core of the debate - not of whether the premises of GW are true or false - but as to whether this is a topic that physics teachers should be teaching. This is a question which should and ought to be open for discussion on PF. Is global warming a subject that physics teachers in general ought to be able to instruct on given their training and secondly whether they should - two issues? 1) Should physicists ought to be able to give credible instruction on the issue of global warming based on their knowledge of physics? The implication being that any such inability is the fault of the individual physicist and not of physics in general. Physicists, if anyone, ought and should be able to debate and moderate debate on this question. 2) Even if 1) were deemed to be correct, should physics teachers teach global warming issues as they appear in modern exam papers? Physics is an enabling science, it teaches what capabilities man has to understand, modify and control his environment. Do moral perspectives on which tools mankind should and should not employ fall within the province of the science itself? Physicists if anyone, ought and should be able to debate and moderate debate on whether it falls within the province of physics tuition to proclaim X technology is better than Y within a global warming context. I can appreciate that given the divisive and emotionally charged nature of the global warming debate, PF would like to keep the topic off the forum. But the question of whether the issue as a whole - whichever side one aligns with - is and should be part of the GCSE physics syllabus for all UK schools, really ought and should be open to moderated debate by physicists on a credible "physics" forum.