• Met Office Prediction: Another ‘Barbecue’ Fiasco?

    • Date: 11/12/09

    Daily Mail: After the fiasco of this year’s ‘barbecue summer’ prediction, you might have thought the Met Office would have hesitated before making such grand statements again. But yesterday it declared that 2010 will be a ‘barbecue year’. Forecasters say it is likely to be the hottest year globally since records began nearly 160 years […]

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  • Met Office Criticised for Political Lobbying

    • Date: 11/12/09

    LONDON, 11 December 2009 – The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) today criticised the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UK Met Office for their political intervention in the international negotiations currently taking place in Copenhagen. The Met Office claims that preliminary temperature data for 2009 show that global temperatures continue to rise and that […]

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  • Met Office PR Exercise Backfires

    • Date: 10/12/09

    The Times: The Met Office has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science after the furore over stolen e-mails. More than 1,700 scientists have agreed to sign a statement defending the “professional integrity” of global warming research. They were responding to a round-robin request from the Met Office, which has […]

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  • Airlines Slam Green Tories On Heathrow Runway

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Times: Airline bosses derided Conservative aviation policy as incoherent and confused yesterday because of the party’s opposition to a third runway at Heathrow. Willie Walsh, BA’s chief executive said: “I think they are confused. I would like to know what the Conservative policy is going to be. I think we expect governments to have […]

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  • No More Cheap Holidays: UK Taxpayers Face Heavy, New Climate Taxes

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Guardian: Heavy taxes on passengers and a ban on expansion at regional airports will be needed to curb Britain’s insatiable appetite for air travel, a climate change report will say today . But it will still be possible to build a third runway at Heathrow, add second runways at Stansted and Edinburgh and permit […]

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  • Costly Climate Policy Threatens Britain’s Economic Competitiveness

    • Date: 08/12/09

    EU Referendum: The EU’s emission trading scheme (ETS) may have been the deciding factor in the closure of the Corus Redcar steel-making plant – reported last week , giving the company a windfall bonus of up to £1.2 billion from the plant closure – on top of other savings. Earlier this year, Corus – part […]

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  • Official: Tory Voters Say Climate Change Exaggerated By Media

    • Date: 07/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: This is bad news for the Cameron team: the PoliticsHome website has just released an opinion poll showing that nearly three quarters of Conservative voters believe that the issue of climate change is exaggerated by the media. And so do a majority (51 per cent) of all voters. What is more, fully 46 […]

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  • Ed Miliband Clashes With Lord Lawson On Global Warming

    • Date: 06/12/09

    BBC News: Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband has clashed with former chancellor Lord Lawson over global warming, ahead of the Copenhagen summit. They appeared on the BBC’s Politics Show, where Lord Lawson, chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, repeated his long-held doubts. He said there had been “no further warming” since the late 19[90]s […]

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