Tim Yeo: humans may not be to blame for global warming
By Matthew Holehouse
3:17PM BST 29 May 2013
” …The chairman of the Commons Energy and Climate Change committee said he accepts the earth’s temperature is increasing but said “natural phases” may be to blame.
Such a suggestion sits at odds with the scientific consensus. One recent survey of 12,000 academic papers on climate change found 97 per cent agree human activities are causing the planet to warm.
Mr Yeo, an environment minister under John Major, is one of the Conservative Party’s strongest advocates of radical action to cut carbon emissions. His comments are significant as he was one of the first senior figures to urge the party to take the issue of environmental change seriously… “
The straw poll in the article is interesting.
[BTW – It is SO typical to find the “97 percent of scientists” from an obscure aussie Greenie, funded by Climate Alarmists is simply taken on face value when it fails even a cursory examination of its methodology.]
” …Asked about the comments this afternoon, Mr Yeo said: “It is possible there are natural causes as well, but my view has always been that – for twenty years – I have thought the scientific evidence has been very convincing. The strong probability is that it is man-made causes contributing to greenhouse gas concentrations.””
Takes a while – it’s like turning around a super tanker!