Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 2:06 PM EST
...here in Northern Ireland, former Environment Minister Sammy Wilson insists his climate-sceptic views now represent the majority opinion following a number of polls suggesting most people do not believe in man-made climate change. People are becoming sceptical about climate change, partly due to recent reports statistics that didn’t support global warming had been sidelined, said the DUP minister now in charge of Northern Ireland’s purse-strings. “These talks have come at the worst possible time for the global warmists,” the now-Finance Minister said as the two-week UN climate summit in Copenhagen opened amid warnings of the devastating impact climate change poses to many countries. “It’s come at a time when it’s been shown that some of the chief proponents of climate change have been massaging the figures and have been seeking to quell any voices of dissent from even having their views published in a scientific journal. “It’s also come at a bad time for them because the world isn’t warming at the minute — in the last decade temperature has been falling instead of going up. They talk about the trend over the last 100 years and ignore the last 10 and it’s making people sceptical.