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Climate change sceptic Piers Corbyn told to stop heckling

Labour leader's brother stood in the foyer insisting there was 'no such thing as man made climate change'

11 October, 2019 — By Richard Osley

Piers Corbyn with a friend in the reception of the Crowndale Centre

A HIGH-PROFILE climate change sceptic was told to stop heckling after turning up at Camden’s full council meeting on Monday.

Piers Corbyn, the weather forecasting older brother of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left the public gallery and was instead waiting in reception with leaflets about why he thinks there is “no such thing as man-made climate change.”

Campaigners were angry that he was spreading what they said was a dangerous message at an event in which there had been cross-party unity ahead of efforts to bring down carbon emissions.

Labour councillors not used to Mr Corbyn’s off-the-script appearances, which have been detailed in the national press, were left startled by his comments to people coming in and out of the building.

“We’re here today to find out what false narrative is being put forward in order to counter it,” he said. “I think the whole of what they are saying is completely false.”

He added: “90 per cent of Green policies are fake and making things worse. Like electric cars, they actually double the amount of CO2 per mile you’re using because of the huge cost of maintenance.”

The New Journal asked him how his analysis could possibly match up with the discovery of toxins in the lungs of children in highly-polluted areas. “It’s nothing to do with CO2 in the lungs. It’s because of diesel which was a green policy.”

He is scorned by experts in the field, for consistently arguing that the world is getting cooler – not hotter. Jeremy Corbyn has a different view from his brother and has pledged that a Labour government would listen to the climate change activists and support green policies to reduce carbon emissions.

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