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UK Environment Minister: “Green” Policies Do Far More Harm than Global Warming

Michael Bastasch — Daily Caller (UK) — September 29, 2014

Former United Kingdom environment secretary Owen Paterson launched an attack against the “wicked green blob,” saying policies to stop global warming might do more harm than good.

“There has not been a temperature increase now for probably 18 years, some people say 26 years,” Paterson told an audience at the Conservative party conferenceover weekend. “So the pause is old enough to vote, the pause is old enough to join the army, the pause is old enough to pay its taxes.”

Paterson was fired from his spot as the U.K.’s top environmental regulator during Prime Minister David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle in July. Paterson had been criticized for being a “climate skeptic” by political opponents and for opposing some laws aimed at fighting global warming.

“We were never told the pause was coming along, there are – as I understand it – about 30 different explanations for it and nobody explains why the pause is suddenly going to disappear and we’re going to get back on the track upwards, Paterson added.

“So I’m concerned that the measures being taken to counter projected dangers may actually may be causing more damage now than those dangers,” he said.  Continue reading here….

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