UK energy secretary attacks climate change deniers

Apparently 200 years of research debunks “deniers.”

From today’s Financial Times:

“Two hundred years of good science – teasing out uncertainties, considering risk – has laid the foundation of what we now understand,” he said, adding it was clear that human activity was ‘significantly contributing’ to the warming of the planet… “When I am confronted by some of the most dogmatic and blinkered people who deny that climate change is happening, I am reminded of the sentiment of the famous USA Today cartoon – ‘If we really are wrong about climate change, we will have created a better world for nothing’,” he said.

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2 responses to “UK energy secretary attacks climate change deniers

  1. ‘If we really are wrong about climate change, we will have created a better world for nothing’
    Wrong, wrong, wrong. If climate change is a chimera, and it seems to be, the policies based on that chimera have held billions of people in great poverty and will keep them far below the standard of living that any resident of the UK would find squalid. “Climate change” policies have reduced the private pensions of a billion people in the industrialized world and pushed nanny-state governments even deeper into debt, the service of which will constrain their residents for decades or generations. And somehow “climate change” policies are nearly always closely allied to “progressive” policies about redistribution, a concept that has always reduced the wealthy and the middle class but left the poor exactly where they were. Or worse off, since private charity requires a large pool of wealthy contributors.
    Not that I am bitter.

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