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Thursday, March 21st 2013, 5:18 PM EDT
WHAT do Peter Lilley, Andrew Tyrie, Philip Davies Christopher Chope and I have in common?
We were the only MPs to vote against the 2008 Climate Change Bill, which is to say we had by then considered all the evidence and found it wanting.
For years we have endured insults.
Behind the scenes Fiona Bruce, normally the most courteous of broadcasters, called me a “flat-earther” to my face.
Others branded us “deniers” as if we were disputing the holocaust. The Al Gore film was accorded the status of Holy Writ. David Bellamy lost his job. Doubting scientists were scorned.
Nigel Lawson found it difficult to get his book An Appeal To Reason published.
In short there was an orthodoxy which was enforced with all the rigour of communism or fascism or, for that matter, the Spanish Inquisition. Dissenters must not be heard and global warming became a religion.
Source Link: Express.co.uk
Monday, June 15th 2009, 2:23 AM EDT
The Conservatice MP answers your questions
You recently said that there is 'no climate change' based on 'looking out of your bedroom window'. That's facile, isn't it? Do you really think you know better than the vast majority of scientists who've spent their lives working on the subject? ALAN MARSH, Derby
I don't recognise the quote about looking out of my bedroom window, so I suspect it was a joke during the snow. However, scientists were badly wrong in the 1970s, when they predicted another Ice Age, so I do not accord the same infallibility that you seem to.
The modern theology is that there is global warming, and that it's proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, yet we haven't had any change in the Earth's temperature for the whole of this century. For nine years we've had no change, and yet we've never belted out so much carbon. The facile argument in fact is to say that there is climate change, and that it's all definitely down to carbon dioxide, when most of the climate change is down to solar activity. I'm not a slave to science.
Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 7:32 PM EDT
One of Britain's best loved MP, Ann Widdecombe, mentioned her views on Global Warming in her Daily Express column: -
MUCH has been made of my voting with the Government to allow the police to detain terror suspects for 42 days, rather than 28, in special cases. Yet there was a more important vote last week, in which I was one of only three Members of Parliament to vote against the might of all parties and defy the Climate Change Bill which will cost Britain hundreds of billions of pounds, will not mean any other country has to follow suit and, as we are responsible for only two per cent of the world’s carbon emissions, will make no difference to the climate or to global warming.
Climate change has become a religion, with anyone who dares to throw out a question or two instantly accused of heresy. I have had my doubts for some time, and certainly about major nilateral action on the part of the UK, but these have crystalised since reading Nigel Lawson’s book An Appeal To Reason, subtitled A Cool Look At Global Warming.
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