Michaela Koller of Insurance Europe
I have just received an e-mail from Michaela Koller of “Insurance Europe” asking me to sign up to a petition ahead of the Paris Climate Conference demanding that climate change be kept within a 2oC limit. The absurdity is mind-blowing. When the predictions of the climate models on which the alarmists rely have already been demonstrably wrong by several degrees, the idea that we can define policies which will achieve such a precise result is preposterous. I have replied as follows:
Surely you don’t believe this arrant and unscientific nonsense?
It is not clear that the rise in atmospheric CO2 is anthropogenic, nor that atmospheric CO2 has anything like the effect postulated by the IPCC. Nor is it clear that the policies advocated by climate alarmists would have any material effect on atmospheric CO2 levels or on climate. What is absolutely clear is that we are utterly unable to predict precise changes (all the predictions so far have be falsified by events), and that these policies will do far more economic damage than anything that could be envisaged as a result of climate change.
Let’s stop this nonsense.
ROGER HELMER MEP