By Dr. John Happs
How many times have we heard or read that:
1. Margaret Thatcher had scientific training;
2. Margaret Thatcher was the food chemist who invented soft-serve ice cream;
3. Margaret Thatcher was always an ardent believer in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.
The first claim is factual in that Thatcher (1925-2013) studied chemistry at the women’s Somerville College, Oxford. She specialised in X-ray crystallography and was later employed as a research chemist with BX Plastics in Essex.
The second claim has no substance. Thatcher did not invent soft-serve ice cream and this fake news came from her parliamentary opponents who invented that particular political metaphor by claiming she discovered soft-serve ice cream “by adding air, lowering quality and increasing profits.”
But what of the third claim, often promoted by climate alarmists, that Thatcher was always a believer in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?
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