…inquires a commenter in the Obama and Romney on GW post. Well, its a reasonable question. This would be Owen Paterson who the FT calls a “known climate change sceptic”, although it isn’t clear to me quite why. The Graun doesn’t like OP. The first piece of evidence is Paterson is on the record as describing wind farms as “clearly a massive waste of consumers’ money”. Now allow me to point out the obvious: deciding that you don’t believe in GW because it implies govt action, and you don’t like govt action, is illogical, captain. Deciding that GW is wrong because you don’t like windfarms is nonsense. But the converse is also true: deciding that someone is a sceptic because they don’t like windfarms is also nonsense. If ending energy subsidies makes you a sceptic, why then so am I – I want a carbon tax instead.
Case unproven so far.
OTOH, according to Aunty, he is the brother-in-law of Matt Ridley – who, I’m astonished to discover, I haven’t slagged off. Weird. But anyway, blood will out.