Some simple minded folk are saying that the current cold weather in North America 'proves' that climate change doesn't exist. And our enlightened government has put out an energy white paper which manages not to mention either climate change or peak oil. Does that also confirm their non-existence? Or try these below, as the leaders of the UK and the US acknowledge that climate change has indeed played a role in recent extreme weather events. Does that mean they have had their brains eaten by self-serving scientists or worse, tree-hugging fanatics (a label which allows you to dismiss my postings.) BBC News - Cameron 'suspects' floods linked to climate change (http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=39b25e6 afa81d7ffc0e925ee9&id=8f11600768&e=0eb5a6dc67) At Prime Ministers questions yesterday afternoon, David Cameron told MPs he "suspected" the recent spate of floods were linked to global temperature changes. The Guardian (http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=39b25e6afa 81d7ffc0e925ee9&id=4c58ae88ef&e=0eb5a6dc67) Telegraph (http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=39b25e6afa 81d7ffc0e925ee9&id=28795ba63e&e=0eb5a6dc67) and Times (http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=39b25e6afa 81d7ffc0e925ee9&id=827db94a51&e=0eb5a6dc67) also cover the story, saying the prime minister 'defied' Tory critics in making the statement. BBC News White House: Global Warming Caused The Polar Vortex (http://carbonbrief.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=39b25e6afa8 1d7ffc0e925ee9&id=047497750f&e=0eb5a6dc67) Obama's science advisor posts a video on the White House website saying “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one we’re having in the United States now, disprove global warming, don’t believe it”. The scientists are now predicting 4 degrees C of warming for this century, but that may be optimistic. And begs the question of 2100 onwards. Anyone willing to place bets on no climate change, step right up. You can make my day, and perhaps my fortune. But I advise you have your brain (and facts) checked first.
January 10, 2014 | Ronda Jambe
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