Thursday, February 15

Barmy Bloom's latest denial of climate change

UKIPwatcher has come across Godfrey Bloom's latest nugget of wisdom on the science of climate change in the Yorkshire Post .

In this Bloom uses the same arguments as his story-telling chum Frederick Forsyth did on Question Time last week along the lines that climate change is a myth cooked up by politicians and spin doctors (and, in Nick Stern's case, former World Bank chief economists) and that there is nothing to worry about.

Most of us, however, prefer to attach more weight to the consensus among scientists that man-made "greenhouse" gas emissions are having a marked effect on the earth's climate, and the fact that the ten hottest years on record have all occurred since the beginning of the 1990s.

Bloom has history as a neanderthal when it comes to the environment. In a speech in the European Parliament in October 2006 he completely dismissed the possible role of renewable energy claiming, somewhat spuriously, that -

"It is a scientific fact that most of our renewable energy technology does not work. Wind farms are absurd. Any scientist independently retained will tell you it is complete and total nonsense to expect the UK to produce 20% from a renewable source".

Godfrey's head-in-the-sand approach to climate change and renewables may be good for a laugh but illustrate again just why he is one of the biggest nuts in the UKIP fruitcake

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