Global Warming Talk: Boris Johnson & Climate Change

  • Date: 14/01/20
  • Totnes Times

‘Net Zero and the problem of rising energy costs’

Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, is giving a public lecture in Totnes.

In 2009, Dr Peiser launched the foundation with Lord Lawson and a group a like-minded peers and MPs.

On its website, the foundation describes itself as being “open-minded on the contested science of global warming”, but also “deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the policies currently being advocated”.

The foundation insists that it is in no sense ‘anti-environmental’, adding: “There is a wide range of important environmental issues, which call for an equally wide range of policy responses.

Our concern is solely with the possible effects of any future global warming and the policy responses that may evoke”.

Dr Peiser is travelling to Tones from London on Tuesday, January 21, to give an illustrated talk at the Royal Seven Stars at 7:30pm titled: ‘Boris Johnson and Climate Change: Net Zero and the problem of rising energy costs’.

Dr Peiser said: “We have a new Conservative Government and Britain’s departure from the EU is imminent.

“Boris Johnson has now the opportunity to reform climate and energy policy in such a way that it won’t hurt families and businesses and doesn’t undermine Britain’s international competitiveness.

“How will he deal with costly climate and energy policies? Since his mandate derives also from voters in Wales, the Midlands and the North of England, how can he help lower-income families in these regions who are struggling with ever-rising energy costs?”

The following day, January 22, Dr Peiser Will hold a more informal Q&A/discussion session in the hotel’s Assembly Room at 10:30am. Admission is free to both events.

Local organiser Ian Phillips said: The Tuesday evening lecture will allow plenty of time for questions from the floor. A more detailed question can be submitted in writing to my email address – by January 16 – that I can forward to Benny for his consideration.

Mr Phillips said the GWPF’s main function is to “analyse global warming policies and their implications, while remaining open-minded in climate science”.

He added: “It seeks to inform the media, politicians and the public on the subject in general, and on the misinformation to which they are all too frequently being subjected at the present time”.

Questions can be emailed to Mr Phillips at

Totnes Times, 10 January 2020

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