Here we go again. Another UN Climate Conference. As ever, high hopes disappointed. Commitments below expectation. Implementation below commitments.
We should remember that there is still huge uncertainty around the climate issue.
It is not clear that the rise in atmospheric CO2 is anthropogenic, or that atmospheric CO2 has anything like the effect postulated by the IPCC.
Nor is it clear that the climate policies we’re pursuing will have any material effect on atmospheric CO2 levels or on climate.
What is absolutely clear is that we are utterly unable to predict future changes — all the predictions so far have been falsified by events. And it is clear that our climate policies will do far more economic damage than anything that could be envisaged as a result of climate change.
It is time to question our hysterical obsession with the new religion of climate alarmism.