Posted 8 November 2017
Matt Ridley blogs: "You can always tell when there is a United Nations Climate Conference of the Parties (COP) coming up, because there are any number of carefully timed press releases about how hot it has been or is going to get in the future. The media has been snowed under with such things for a while now, and sure enough, this week sees the gathering in Bonn of the usual circus of thousands of diplomats, bureaucrats, quangocrats, envirocrats and twittercrats. Sceptics and lukewarmers are not welcome, despite the falling poll numbers for alarmism: in Britain public 'concern' over climate change has dropped steadily from 82% in 2005 to 60% today - which is in line with the scientific evidence that warming is proving slower and less harmful than the models predicted."
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