Arguments over the reliability of some of the data pointing to man-made global warming rumble on.
From medicine to agriculture we have seen new scientific advances greeted with public suspicion.
Professor Robert Winston is one of Britain's most respected scientists and a pioneer in reproductive medicine. Is it time to rethink the way we do and view science?
You can watch the full interview on Thursday 25th February 2010 on BBC World News at 04:30, 09:30, 15:30, 21:30 GMT.
And on the BBC News Channel at 23:30 and on Friday 26th February at 04:30 and 23:30