A REPORT by the government-funded Health Protection Agency (HPA) warns that rising temperatures might result in British people contacting exotic illnesses (your report, 11 September).
HPA then blames this on mankind and says “well-designed policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are needed”.
Every scare story is linked to man-made global warming to strike fear and extract extra taxes. We could shut down the UK tomorrow and nothing would happen to global emissions.
The developing world is ignoring CO2 emission reduction targets. The Kyoto Accord is dead. The only countries on the mad green dash to economic oblivion are the members of the European Union, Australia and New Zealand, which together total 14.3 per cent of global emissions.
The rest of the world, including China, the United States, India, Russia, Canada, Japan and Brazil, do not support action on man-made global warming. They account for 85.7 per cent of world emissions and 92 per cent of the population but refuse to take any action to control CO2.
Scotland only accounts for 0.15 per cent of man-made global CO2 (UK 1.5 per cent) yet Alex Salmond and the HPA think they can “save the planet”.
Linlithgow, West Lothian
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Weather for Edinburgh
Thursday 23 May 2013
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