Media 30 November 2015 Telegraph fires environmental journalist Geoffrey Lean Some have suggested the move is due to the newspapers' scepticism about man-made climate change. Photo: Getty Images Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Geoffrey Lean, the respected enviromental commentator and reporter, has been "pushed out" of the Telegraph, according to the writer. Lean, who pioneered the role of environmental correspondent almost forty years, joined the Telegraph in 2009 after 16 years at the Independent. "Telegraph is pushing me out," Lean tweeted a few days ago. The Telegraph's International Business Editor, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, tweeted "Departure of climate veteran @GeoffreyLean v sad for Telegraph colleagues. Conservative newspaper has lost a tireless voice for conservation". The loss of the respected Lean, some believe, is due to his longstanding support for the idea that climate change is manmade. › Befriending barn owls - the spirits of the night I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!