Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson hits back at the climate change fanatics in the Times

“The reason we use carbon-based energy is simply that it is far and away the cheapest source of energy, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Switching to much more expensive energy may be acceptable for us in the developed world. But in the developing world, there are still tens of millions of people suffering from acute poverty, and from the consequences of such poverty, in the shape of preventable disease, malnutrition and premature death. So for the developing world, the overriding priority has to be the fastest feasible rate of economic development, which means, inter alia, using the cheapest available form of energy: carbon-based energy.”

Lord Lawson also announces the launch of a new all-party think-tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (www.thegwpf.org). The Times

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