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Indian Prime Minister

The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) advised journalists that the Prime Minister would be meeting the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today. It was Mr Singh’s first visit outside Asia as Prime Minister and we were delighted that he had chosen London as his first point of call. The two Prime Ministers would take the opportunity to discuss issues such as tackling terrorism, and would also talk about economic, trade and financial matters, as well as greater co-operation on technological programmes. They would also address the issue of climate change.

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  1. Ah yes, tackling terrorism. Because we are of course a country living in fear. When exactly was the last terrorist attack on the UK? (not counting anything to do with foxes, or fatherhood)

    Comment by Lodjer — 24 Sep 2004 on 4:04 pm | Link
  2. and
    "they would also address the issue of climate change" –
    now let me see wasn’t the last person to demonstrate their power over the forces of Nature called Canute?

    I do appreciate that scientists need jobs but I wish they would apply their brains to useful subjects – so far the climate change theory hasn’t been proved to my satisfaction.

    When we have reports from scientists in the Polar regions telling us that they were once temperate [or was it sub tropical?] I have to wonder how the climate lobby justify their outrageously unproven theorys.

    True the climate seems to be getting warmer but we don’t know how long this will last or even if the rate of change will accellerate or decellerate – with only a few years worth of data nobody really knows.

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 24 Sep 2004 on 4:45 pm | Link
  3. Roger, yes we do really know. With ice core samples and many other techniques we have knowledge of climate change over tens of thousands of years. We also know the effect that pollutants have in the atmosphere on heat retention and it is clear that temperatures are increasing rapidly.

    Even if the climate changes we are experiencing are natural, which seems highly unlikely, then that doesn’t mean we should just ignore them. Rising sea levels pose a huge threat to human life and the world as we know it.

    Pollution of the planet has harmful side effects (even ignoring climate change) and so any action to reduce pollution is a good thing.

    The only people who argue against action on climate change are the people who are producing the pollutants. If nothing else it suggests that their arguments might be biased.

    Comment by Uncarved Block — 26 Sep 2004 on 11:29 am | Link

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