No mention of global warming? I would be happy to see them plan for climate change were they to treat equally seriously the prospect of global cooling and the onset of a new Ice Age which is a real prospect with warmer winters over the northern regions increasing snowfall, the consequent accretion of ice and it's cooling effect on climate over Europe.
Quite agree with you, mate! The warm period (Britain's hottest day was in 2003, b ut despite that only just over 100 degrees F) appears to have peaked, & cooler weather has followed. I was living at Walsall on that particular day, & didn't feel pespecially warm at all!
Thailand, where I was after the UK in 2003 & until early June this year, had much rainier periods than previously, & was not as hot as Thailand had been when I was there between 1998 & 2002. And now I'm finding Hobart really really chilly! Yet when I came here (Tasmania) at the same time of year in 1994 it was much milder! So from personal experience I do suspect "increased climatic variability". But not global warming! In fact at present, it's the prospect of global cooling
that's bothering me!
My explanation why all the politicos are blowing hot air over alleged global warming - even blaming farm animals, for God's sake! - is TAXES. The prospect of extra taxes to pay off their electorates to gain them extra votes. Especially to pay for the steadily growing bands of aged pensioners (already large in Japan, & EU-member state Italy), & to provide state-financed medicine (eg in the US).
Governments are running short of money for their welfare schemes, & with huge recession-fighting deficit funding schemes also to pay for (eg US$ 10 trillion already in the USA - & rising daily), taxing carbon dioxide & other alleged global warming culprits is a heaven-sent remedy for "tax & spend"-style governments. Watchet