I find it fascinating just how enraged and impassioned people can get over climate change. After all it really is basic Earth system science. Introduce greenhouse gas into system, no modification to the range of incoming solar radiation and the system gets warmer. What the attached blog post does well is demonstrate the difference between the scientific meaning of uncertainty and what many people interpret it as, ignorance.
Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets. In a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, he cited “considerable uncertainty” over the impact of carbon emissions on global warming, a line that was displayed prominently in coverage by the Telegraph and the Daily Mail.