CCC Say England Not Prepared For (Non Existent) Climate Change

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By Paul Homewood

The latest propaganda from the Committee on Climate Change:

England is not ready for the unavoidable impacts of global warming, the government’s advisers on climate change say in a new report.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the government hasn’t achieved any of its targets and needed a policy “step change” to avoid loss of life.

The CCC reviews the government’s adaptation plans – preparations to cope with the effects of global warming.

The government said it would take the recommendations into account.

The committee, also known as the CCC, is an independent group of experts set up to provide the government with advice on the climate crisis.

Baroness Brown, chairwoman of the CCC’s sub-committee on adaptation, said that the government wasn’t taking the issue seriously enough.

“The government’s lack of urgency on climate resilience is in sharp contrast to the recent experience of this country,” she said.

Over the last couple of years, England has faced a series of extreme weather events, likely made worse by climate change.

Last year was the warmest on record for the UK – temperatures broke 40C for the first time and more than 25,000 wildfires broke out.

As well as extreme heat, rainfall has been consistently low for parts of south and southeast England, affecting crop yields.

Andrew Blenkiron’s 6,000-acre (24 sq km) farm in Thetford, Norfolk saw just 2.4mm of rain in February compared to the local average for that month of 43mm. He has now been forced to cut back on plans to plant potatoes, onions, parsnips and carrots by around a fifth.

He said: “Farmers are at the very forefront of climate change on a day-to-day basis… we are used to working with these issues, but we are concerned with the extremes we are now facing.”

To cope with the impacts of extreme heat Mr Blenkiron has enlarged reservoirs on his farm and shifted harvesting patterns to prevent wildfires.

But he said that farmers needed more money from government to implement their climate plans, especially if they involved new infrastructure projects like reservoirs.

The report singled out England’s internet networks as being woefully unprepared for climate change despite their crucial importance.

England’s internet networks – made up of hundreds of data centres, and extensive networks of cables and masts – underpin the UK’s service-based economy.

This infrastructure is already at risk from extreme weather, including heat and strong winds during storms. In November 2021, Storm Arwen left one million British properties without power and internet supply.

The committee found “there was no visible plan by the industry or government, to manage long-term risk”.

It really is time that the CCC was shut down. It fulfils no useful purpose, and exists only to promote its radical climate agenda.

The idea that the government needs to do anything differently to what it has in the past regarding weather events is absurd. Indeed given the projections of milder winters, it arguably needs to do less. The pretence that two days of hot weather last year needed government action is an insult to our intelligence.

And let’s test the claims of climate-related drought in East Anglia:

February this year was certainly very dry, but it was drier in 1891 and 1959. More importantly the winter as a whole was actually wetter than average in East Anglia, and the trend is to wetter, not drier winters. Similarly annual rainfall is not trending down either.

So why is Farmer Blenkiron blathering on about climate change? I suspect there is more here than meets the eye, as we have come across his type before. They are often NFU officials, out to extort money from the government.

UK State of the Climate

It is time that the government grew a pair, and told the CCC in no uncertain terms that it is not prepared to spend taxpayers’ money on the warped priorities of the CCC, and that they are going to file their report in the waste paper basket!