Part-time London mayor Boris Johnson tries his hand at climate science in his latest Telegraph column:
“I am starting to think this series of winters is not a coincidence … By my calculations, this is now the fifth year in a row that we have had an unusual amount of snow.”
Perhaps we should introduce Boris the 2013 climate science sceptic to mayor Boris of 2010, who wrote in the Climate change adaption strategy for London that:
“Our climate is changing, with London already experiencing warmer, wetter winters, hotter, drier summers and higher incidences of more extreme weather.”
As BorisWatch note, the mayor claims that “Climate change is no distant threat” before going on to downplay the significance of snow individual periods of snow:
“The recent heavy snowfalls – while not attributable to climate change – show the huge challenges that extreme weather can pose to the smooth running of our city”
Bozza adds piquancy to today’s column in citing weather forecaster and climate change-denier Piers Corbyn. While Piers, whose only peer reviewed work was on the prediction of high winds, has attained notoriety within the climate science community, he is also known to Westminster insiders as the brother of left-wing Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy asks Piers to predict the sunniest day to host the Islington Labour Party barbecue each Summer.