My hat is off to Sammy Wilson, Northern Ireland's Environment minister, for telling the environmentalists to get real and start listening to a broader sweep of expert scientific opinion (not just the ones they pay grants to). He claimed that environmental initiatives were just politically motivated. An honest politician!?
The recent bush fires that have claimed a couple of hundred lives in Australia were fanned by strong winds which we are told were produced by the COOLING of the Indian Ocean! I though all the experts have been telling us the sea is warming up?
The last few winters and summers here have been pretty cold and doesn't the overheating cause moisture to rise, form cloud and block out the suns rays? (the biggest contributor to golbal warming).
Climate change and extreme weather is not a new phenomenon. There is plenty of scientific evidence that large scale cooling and heating events have happend over millenia. Events before industrialisation and the wide scale burning of fossil fuels.
I once saw a programme that claimed people lived up on Dartmore because the weather 300-400 odd years ago was much warmer than it is today. They didn't have 7L pickup trucks or gas central heating back then!
If you want to save fuel, switch your central heating right down, or off and buy a car capable of 65 mpg, but only use it if you have to. Forget switching off mobile phone chargers and leaving devices on standby.
The UK contributes 3% of global emissions, so if we shut down everything tomorrow, the difference would be negligible. Our biggest source of pollution is domestic heating (40%) and cars (35%). Air travel accounts for nothing worth mentioning (2%). Check out the science museum for further information.