Science Museum director Dr Lindsay Sharp and Michael Meacher, 2002.
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On 19 March 2002, then Environment Minister Michael Meacher (b 1939) opened the exhibition 'Climate Change: The Burning Issue' at the Science Museum in London. Meacher was appointed Minister for the Environment in 1997 and his responsibilities included: sustainable development, climate change, environmental protection, wildlife and conservation, and energy efficiency. He became MP for Oldham West and Royton in 1970 and has published numerous articles on social and economic policy.