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Scotland: Lunacy at its finest!

October 28, 2012
And they're probably an environmentalist

And they’re probably an environmentalist

Scotland has missed their legally binding emissions targets intended to slow down global warming — because of ‘extremely cold weather’!

The first Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report states that Scotland emitted 54.7 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2010 — 1.1 megatons above the target set by the Climate Change Act 2009.

At Holyrood, Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse blamed “exceptional cold snaps”, “year-to-year fluctuations”, “factors beyond our control”, “budget constraints”, “the challenging financial environment” and data revisions for the rise.

Mr Wheelhouse said: “Many will remember 2010 was a challenging year for all sorts of reasons, not least the two exceptional cold snaps. This was a major factor but not the only factor as to why emissions rose in 2010.”


But… but… but…

  1. corio37 permalink

    But the Scottish administration is supposed to be governing in the interests of Scotland and its people. Even supposing that it’s happening, stopping the world getting warmer is the last thing they should want to do. When people go for tanning holidays on the Scottish Riviera, THEN they should start to worry about global warming.

  2. C Fraser permalink

    To be fair, the winters of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 were exceptionally cold and snowy in Scotland. Ordinarily Scotland is much warmer than it should be given its Northern latitude but the Gulf Stream seemingly keeps it artificially warm. If anything upsets that stream then Scotland gets colder. Perhaps that happened, I don’t know.

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