Advocates of the man-made climate change hypothesis should accept that there has been 'no significant global warming since 1995' - claim UKIP
It may have come to readers' notice that CERN has produced some pretty serious data concerning the effect of solar activity on climate change. For those who do not know, CERN is one of the oldest and most prestigious research establishments devoted to the discipline of physics, it is independent and Swiss based.
Now recent pollsters in Europe and Northern America have suggested interest in this subject is on a rapid downward spiral. This is a shame because it is one of the greatest global economic dilemmas we have faced. Independent climate scientists or, indeed, scholars from every discipline - including economists - are equally split in their views. As a substitute member of the parliamentary Energy and Environment Committee, I am privy to significant information - which does not float across the desks of journalists, businessmen, professionals or any of the chattering classes. If a researcher is employed directly or even indirectly by an organisation, which has a vested interest in the outcome, I fear I am deeply sceptical.
But it is time we approached the subject anew. Especially in Europe, where the stakes are so high. Rather than reproduce graphics and statistics from CERN to make the point for or against man-made global warming, we would do well to ponder the current position. I aim to run some pretty non-controversial facts past you, not to change anyone's view per se - but to attain some common ground, which might prove a fruitful base from which to move the debate forward.