Wonderful bureaucracy. Stuart Agnew Norfolk farmer, politician, Member of the European Parliament and [political] EU law rapporteur helped propose an official paper that suggests…
Rather than human activity, the Agnew report attributes climate change to cosmic ray fluctuations and gravitational pulls from elsewhere in the galaxy, sunspot activity, ocean currents and greenhouse gas water vapour, in the form of cloud cover.
“The other greenhouse gases, CO2, methane and nitrous oxide have a negligible effect on our climate”, Agnew’s paper claims. “The only potential risk of a major CO2 event in Europe is an erupting volcano.”
Agnew has long campaigned against what he terms the global warming scam. He has also drawn attention for claiming thousands of pounds in CAP payments for his Norfolk farm every month, according to his members’ declaration.
Agnew’s paper has no legal weight and will almost certainly be dismissed by the environment committee when the issue is debated on 30 August.
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Hackneyed, pseudo-scientific arguments would make the dinosaurs blush
Scott Cato told the Guardian it was “shocking” to think that someone with his climate views could influence funding disbursements.
“It’s truly scandalous that a proud climate denier has got control of such an important file,” she said. “This fiasco shows the damage that can be done by electing populists who really have no understanding of their brief and are not competent to undertake the highly influential and detailed work that is required of elected politicians.”
Dave Reay, professor of carbon management at Edinburgh University told the Guardian, after looking at the paper: “It is fitting that this laughable document misuses palaeoclimate information in its case against human-induced climate change – the hackneyed, pseudo-scientific arguments here would make the dinosaurs blush.”
The Agnew report
He told the Guardian: I threw my hat in the ring to do this [report] fully expecting to be thrown out of court – but that he then received wide support – to my genuine astonishment.
A spokesman for the European People’s Party said their backing for Agnew was due to bidding procedures and not an endorsement of his climate politics.
A rapporteur is elected to shepherd EU proposals through the European parliament and, after negotiations with the European commission and EU states, into law.
Agnew claimed that his ideas represented scientific “fact”. He said: I’m doing this to ensure that somewhere in the files and annals of the European parliament there was somebody who said: ‘The king isn’t wearing an invisible suit! The king is naked!’
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