East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has said that computer models and their predictions about global warming are proving, once more, to be wrong.
Sammy Wilson was speaking following the publication of an article by Professor William Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton University, in which he states that computer models from organisations such as the IPCC assume that CO2 is responsible for warming and this is causing their inaccuracy.
Sammy Wilson said:
“If we actually look at the facts we can see that there has been very little change in global temperatures in the last ten years. There has been no statistically significant warming in over a decade.
CO2 has been demonised as a pollutant but in reality it has had little to no effect on our climate. Computer models assume that CO2 is responsible for warming and this is why they have been so inaccurate.
I welcome this article by Professor Happer and the conclusions that he makes. Unfortunately the growing body of scientific opinion against man made global warming theory, which includes the likes of eminent atmospheric physicist Professor Richard Lindzen, has not been noticed by governments who continue to insist on draconian measures which are designed to reduce CO2 emissions but the only thing that is reduced is the amount of money in people’s pockets.
We need look no further than last month’s budget. The Chancellor is increasing Air Passenger Duty and increasing fuel duty by 3p in August. These ‘green taxes’ have been advocated by those who wish to make it harder for people to travel. Hundreds of billions of pounds have been taken off people in order to ‘stop climate change’, when in reality driving less in our cars or flying less makes no difference to global temperatures or climate.
It is time for Government to stop using CO2 as an excuse for green taxes and to put a halt to the measures that we are taking to ‘stop climate change’. They are damaging to our economy and make no difference to our climate.”