US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits the European Parliament in Brussels for a “town hall” meeting with “young Europeans”. During the meeting Clinton answering a question on global warming Clinton explains how this relates to the financial crisis saying, “I’m actually excited by this opportunity. I’m very well aware we are not yet through this economic crisis. But you know, we have the chief of staff for president Obama was/is an old friend of mine and my husband’s and was in the white house when Bill was there and he said ‘do you know never waste a good crisis’. And when it comes to the economic crisis don’t waste it, when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security. And that is what we are trying to do.”
By Christopher Booker
“How odd that, last Monday, none of our media global warming groupies should have bothered to report what was billed to be ‘the largest ever demonstration for civil disobedience over climate change’. There was talk of hundreds of thousands of protestors converging on Washington to hear Jim Hansen, the scientist who talks of coal-fired power stations as ‘factories of death’, call yet again for all coal plants to be closed. Perhaps the lack of coverage was due to the fact that, before Hansen arrived to address a forlorn group of several hundred hippies, Washington was blanketed in nearly a foot of snow.
“It was generally another bad week for the warmists. The Met Office, which has been one of the chief pushers of the global warming scare for 20 years, had to admit that this has been ‘Britain’s coldest winter for 13 years’, despite its prediction last September that the winter would be ‘milder than average’. This didn’t of course stop it predicting that 2009 will be one of ‘the top-five warmest years on record’. ”
“for whom the predictions of the UK Met Office have become a regular source of amusement, recalled its forecast that 2007 would be ‘the warmest year on record globally’, just before global temperatures dived by nearly a full degree Celsius, cancelling out the entire net warming of the past 100 years.”