Hot Air

Melanie Phillips has a go at the recent pronouncements by the British Government’s chief scientific advisor, David King, who said recently

“In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today, more serious even than the threat of terrorism,”

Her post is worth reading as it challenges, in a style understandable to those with little scientific background, some of the article of faith accepted by those who argue that – environmentally speaking – we’re all going to hell in a handcart.

Rising sea levels, melting ice-caps, hotter summers and causal links are, in turn, examined and challenged.

Here’s an example

The hottest years on record started in 1991. Which records? The European climate in the Middle Ages was two degrees hotter than it is now. They grew vines in Northumberland, for heaven’s sake. Then there was the Little Ice Age, which lasted until about 1880. So the 0.6% warming since then is part of a pretty normal pattern, and nothing for any normal person to get excited about.

Have a look for yourself.