CLIMATE CHANGE BATTLE ‘WASTES BILLIONS OF POUNDS’
by John Ingham - Daily Express
BILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being “wasted” in fighting climate change as other nations are hell-bent on development, a new book claims today.
Engineer Christian Gerondeau says in Climate: The Great Delusion that cutting carbon dioxide emissions in the West will not reduce them globally because of the expansion of China, India and Africa. He said yesterday: “The money being spent by our governments to reduce our emissions is being wasted.”
And another new book, Climate: The Counter Consensus, by Australian scientist Professor Bob Carter claims computer models used by the UN to forecast climate change are “wrong” and flipping a coin would be just as accurate.
The books were launched as the European Commission unveiled a feasibility study into increasing the EU’s cut in CO2 emissions from 20 per cent of 1990 levels by 2020 to 30 per cent, putting the extra cost to Europe at £28billion. But yesterday the director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, Jeremy Nicholson, said that a unilateral move “would damage the European economy at a time when we can ill afford it”.
However, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said Britain has to fight climate change.
The Met Office, one of the world’s leading climate modelling centres, said it rigorously tests predictions.