By Paul Homewood
Booker runs with the North Devon AONB story this week:
Such a national treasure is the coast of North Devon that for 50 years it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); with the local authorities required to produce successive management plans to protect it.
But their latest version strikes a curious new note. “One of the most significant pressures on the environment of South West England,” they now say, is “climate change”, as “reflected in hotter and drier summers, warmer and wetter winters with more extreme weather and increased flood risk, compounded by sea level rise”. If this rings a bell, it is that it precisely echoes claims long familiar from the Met Office.
But where is the evidence to support them? That meticulous analyst Paul Homewood, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, has checked each claim against graphs compiled from the Met Office’s own…
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