Benny and the Pipes

June 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment

Many of you will know that Lord Lawson (one of Mrs Thatcher’s Chancellors and father to the nicer Nigella) has been born again as a climate change sceptic. In the middle of our recent nasty winter, his thinktank chum Benny Peiser was quoted as saying “We look out of the window and it’s very cold, it doesn’t seem to be warming.” At the time he copped some flak from the Sir John Beddington and other scientific bigshots who suggested that there might possibly be a difference between climate and weather. Benny and his Lordship were unrepentant, barking that a cold snap “proved” that climate change was all tosh.

Fast forward to this summer and here comes the sun! My rain butt, in the notoriously moist Pennines, has been empty for weeks. The North West has had its lowest rainfall since 1929 and – ye Gods – neither Glastonbury nor Wimbledon have been ruined by rain. Hm. And yet Nigel, Benny and co are strangely silent. Not looking out of the window, gentlemen? Whyever not?

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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