Climate sceptic views

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3219
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you still stand by your view that climate 'sceptics' might be right as you indicated in response to my question 2014/4203?

Answer

Answer for Climate sceptic views

Answer for Climate sceptic views

Answered By: 
The Mayor

That is not an accurate recollection of my response to Question 4203. In my response I said:

'I have always said that I cannot possibly dissent from the best scientific advice.  I am not sufficiently versed in meteorology and climatology to dissent.  What I have also said is that even if the sceptics are right, it is a good thing for the city to reduce pollution, to reduce consumption and to reduce CO2 emissions because you save people loads of money, particularly people who are in fuel poverty, who cannot insulate their homes and so on.'

You will see from the above extract of the transcript that I said 'even if the sceptics are right', not that the sceptics might be right. These are two very different statements.