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An uneconomic climate?
CHRISTIAN Vassie responds to my concern (Letters, December 26) that heavily subsidised green policies are making a bad economic situation worse for the productive parts of our economy.
He argues is that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the USA, which he seems to believe is a rebuttal to the observation that there has been no significant global warming since 1995.
The USA covers less than two per cent of the surface of the globe. Regional warming is not global warming.
The recent IPCC Special Report on Extremes noted there has been no trend in losses from storms or floods. This is as true for the USA as it is for the world.
People who cannot grasp simple economics worry about balancing temperatures and ice caps rather than balancing the books. Mr Vassie is worried about a 0.25 degree warming since 1981, rather than the UK’s trillion debt.
Meanwhile, in spite of all this alleged global warming, most of the world enjoys economic growth. Millions are lifted out of poverty and disease every year, except in the West, where climate change dominates the political agenda while useless politicians struggle to contain the economic mess they’ve made.
Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Environment Committee in the European Parliament.