Monday, March 18th 2013, 9:32 AM EDT
GREEN taxes have already added at least £100 a year to household energy bills and successive governments have viewed the threat of global warming and rising CO2 levels as a as a means of brow-beating the public while making them pay for the privilege.
Mysteriously, anything can be produced as evidence of global warming – hot weather, cold weather, wet weather and dry.
Climate change has become a religion and any diversion from the orthodox view is pounced on as evidence of heretical wickedness.
Those who beg to differ about the global warming creed are held up as wicked rather than merely sceptical.
But now new data from the Met Office is at odds with the doomy computer predictions from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The new data show that the pace of climate change has been wildly overestimated.
Scientists are admitting that warnings of global catastrophe were way off the mark. “The odds have come down”, admitted Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at Oxford University who until recently believed that we were in for an apocalyptic temperature rise of five degrees this century.
The new Met Office figures indicate that there has been no significant increase in the world’s temperature since 1997.
Politicians love cherry-picking science “facts” to support their own agendas.
Let’s see how they talk their way out of the Met Office’s inconvenient findings.