MEP launches billboard campaign against 'climate hysteria'
A Tory politician has launched a billboard campaign against what he calls 'climate hysteria'.
Roger Helmer, who is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands, believes current changes in climate are entirely driven by natural forces, and policies designed to mitigate them by cutting CO2 emissions will 'achieve nothing'.
The billboards which feature the MEP's image and brand renewable energy projects as 'probably unnecessary', 'certainly ineffectual' and 'ruinously expensive' are due to be displayed across the East Midlands.
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He said: "Green climate policies are probably unnecessary in 1975, serious scientists were warning of global cooling and the coming Ice Age, they were wrong.
"Today some of the same scientists are warning of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW).
"I think they're wrong again, if you imagine that the world began in 1975, you could be forgiven for buying into the AGW theory. But the moment you take a longer view, it's clearly untenable.
"In the last hundred years the average global temperature has risen a mere 0.7°C, even this may be an exaggeration, because of the 'Urban Heat Island' effect."