Boris Johnson’s new international trade secretary has been accused of denying the climate emergency after a series of tweets surfaced in which he insisted the world is not warming and labeled global warming campaigners as “radicals”. rejected.
In messages sent between 2010 and 2012, Anne-Marie Trevelyan endorsed the work of groups that have rejected the mainstream scientific consensus that human activity is driving climate change.
And she said such a group had provided “clear evidence that ice caps are not melting, to counter those sad-mongers and global warming fanatics”.
Labor condemned the Berwick MP’s induction into cabinet weeks ahead of the COP26 UN conference to be chaired by Boris Johnson in Glasgow, at which the prime minister persuaded countries around the world to sign off on ambitious carbon-cutting goals. are hoping to do.
Ms Trevelyan was promoted on Wednesday from a more junior role in the business department to the international business brief, where she had responsibility for clean development.
His controversial comments on climate change date back to his entry into parliament in 2015, but when he contested the last general election as a Tory candidate.
In a tweet, supporting a campaign against wind farms in 2012, she said: “We’re not getting warmer, global warming isn’t really happening.”
And in another message he praised as “wise” an article about a “global warming myth” by the Climate Realist group, which argues that temperature rise cannot be blamed on human-made carbon emissions.
In 2011, he voiced support for climate emergency denier Lord Lawson for “hitting back” on then-Energy Secretary Chris Hyun’s “ideological obsession with man-made climate change”.
Shadow International Development Secretary Emily Thornberry highlighted the string of messages with the comment: “At least the last trade secretary only hired climate change deniers…”
She was referring to Ms Trevelyan’s predecessor Liz Truss, who appointed former Australian PM and climate skeptic Tony Abbott as the UK’s trade envoy.
There was no immediate comment from the DIT in response to a query by The Granthshala on Ms Trevelyan’s historical quotes.
But the prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Every single member of the cabinet is united in our vision of achieving our ambitious climate target goals.”
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