Thursday, 9 January 2014

David Cameron incorrectly links storms to climate change

This might be a good reason for David Cameron to fire his scientific adviser - if he has one:

In response to a question from Tim Farron during Prime Minister's Questions in which the Liberal Democrat MP suggested the recent weather was a "destructive and inevitable consequence, at least in part, of climate change", Mr Cameron said: "I agree with my honourable friend that we are seeing more abnormal weather events.
“Colleagues across the house can argue about whether that is linked to climate change or not. I very much suspect that it is.”

The alarmist Met Office had to correct the PM:

But Nicola Maxey from the Met Office said there was a crucial distinction between weather and climate change.
“What happened at the end of December and at the beginning of January is weather,” she said.
“Climate change happens on a global scale, and weather happens at a local scale. Climate scientists have been saying that for quite a while.
“At the moment there's no evidence to suggest that these storms are more intense because of climate change.

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