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Climate change nonsense needs to be stopped

Published 03/06/2015

It's worth noting that the political alarm bells about our impending doom have been sounding for many decades now.

In spite of billions of dollars, mega computers and thousands of man hours put in by some of the smartest brains on the planet, we are no further advanced with quantifying the human impact on climate change.

What we do know is there has been no significant warming trend for 18 years and five months now. This at a time when CO2 levels have been rising steadily in recent years.

CO2 is not the main driver of climate; it is, however, nature's fertiliser. Plants love the stuff. It's interesting that people like Ban Ki-Moon want to reduce this gas, which is essential for life on earth.

With an increase in global population, we will need to have a healthy food supply. Vegetation will need a healthy supply of CO2.

The extreme scaremongering serves no one. The effects of policies that compel us to have inefficient and expensive energy production, such as wind farms, causes energy poverty, which we already see.

We are a great nation for leading the way and not blindly following the crowd.

We could once again lead the way and shout stop to this climate-change alarmist nonsense. The sky is not falling.

EAMON BUTLER

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