Former Cabinet Secretary Questions UK Climate Alarmism

The Global Warming Policy FoundationLondon, 16th May 2011

Lord Turnbull, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service (2002 – 2005), has called on MPs and ministers to consider more carefully the rising costs and economic risks of Britain’s unilateral climate policies. In a dispassionate but devastating critique of current policies, Andrew Turnbull also criticises the blind faith in the propositions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) given that they do not bear the weight of certainty with which they are often expressed. In his briefing paper for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Lord Turnbull outlines the many doubts and disagreements that exist about key IPCC assumptions.

UK Government Minister, Vince Cable

“Ministers would be well advised not to place such heavy bets on just one rather alarmist source of advice,” Lord Turnbull said. He added: “Vince Cable was right to point out the serious threat the UK’s unilateral climate targets pose to British business and the economy, particularly at a time of considerable economic fragility.”

Read the full story and Lord Turnbull’s complete briefing paper, The Really Inconvenient Truth, Or “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, at the Global Warming Policy Foundation Website.

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2 Responses to Former Cabinet Secretary Questions UK Climate Alarmism

  1. Neil Craig says:

    The wheels have entirely come off the theory – so obviously is nothing happening that I am on another blog where the alarmists are now even scared to say that the warming they threaten will cause a catastrophe.

    However so many laws, taxes and restrictions are in place that they have caused the current recession. And such is the nature of govenment bureaucracy that it only ever ratchets towards increasing restrictions.

    Economic freedom + cheap energy = high growth (like China’s 10%)

    The Coalition programme can never get us out of recession without providing that. We must offer the only workable alternative long and loud.

  2. Thank you for a great post.

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