UKIP has urged Croydon’s two Conservative MPs to look at the scientific evidence before going into Croydon schools to promote climate change as part of “Climate Week”.
Climate Week describes itself as a campaign of “annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change”.
Running from March 12 to March 18, the campaign has big corporate backers including Tesco, Nissan, H&M and EdF Energy. The campaign is especially concerned about carbon emissions and promotes “low-carbon meals”. It suggests that high emission dairy and meat products should be reduced or cut out, in favour of vegan or vegetarian meals.
Essentially the campaign is concerned with the methane produced by the world’s flatulent cattle.
Peter Staveley, chairman of Croydon’s UKIP, wants to remind the MPs that for some scientists, “Both theoretical and empirical evidence is overwhelming that CO2 will create no more than a very marginal increase in temperature – far less than changes due to the various solar cycles of the last few thousand years.”
Staveley is concerned that carbon emission restrictions will limit economic growth in poor countries and thus worries that although “the intentions of the vast majority of those involved in ‘Climate Change Week’ are very good, a policy to limit CO2 emissions will cause
poverty in the developed world and deaths, probably in the millions, in the developing countries.”
- Inside Croydon: brought to you from the heart of the borough, free of charge, an independent voice standing for freedom of speech for the people of Croydon
- New Podcast: Climate Week and Trade-offs (leafmarque.wordpress.com)
- Kevin Steele: Leadership on Climate Change: There’s a Vacancy for a Celebrity Standard Bearer (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
- The Power of Cow Flatulence. (bizgovsociii.wordpress.com)
- “methane is 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.” (psefactchecker.wordpress.com)