Widespread claims that we are now living through a climate emergency or breakdown are just so much hot air.
Earlier this year, the UK Parliament declared a climate emergency. They are not the only ones: half of the UK’s principal local authorities have done the same.
Meanwhile the Committee on Climate Change claims that extreme weather events are increasing, and the head of the Environment Agency has stated that global warming is driving both more extreme weather and hotter, drier summers.
But where is the evidence for any of this? After all, it should be obvious by now if there really was such an emergency.
The Global Warming Policy Foundation has published a study, Plus ca Change – The UK climate in 2018. Using official Met Office data, it dismantles the idea that there is any climate breakdown. Indeed, it shows that the UK climate has barely changed over…
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