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Letter: Change is what defines climate; VOICE OF THE NORTH.


THE Government, having dithered for 10 years over the building of nuclear power stations, is now resorting to desperate measures by proposing the erection of 80 useless wind turbines along some of the nation's most picturesque rivers.

Ed Miliband, the Energy Secretary, makes the fatuous statement that we must all play our part in "defeating climate change".


Change is what defines climate, it is driven by the sun and there is not a damn thing we can do about it except adapt.

The recent warm period, probably produced by sun spot activity, ended about 10 years ago and we are now probably entering a cooling cycle.

In fact research scientists are now contemplating a mini ice age akin to the Dalton Minimum (1790-1830) which coincided with a period of low Sun spot activity.

We are constantly urged to cut carbon dioxide emissions, but it should be stressed that C02, far from being a pollutant, is essential to all life on Earth and an increase in C02 in the upper atmosphere would stimulate plant growth and help to feed the world's starving millions.

PHILIP WARREN, Gosforth Newcastle
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 28, 2008
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