Did Sir David King Lie To Parliamentary Committee?

Sir David King (R) with Al Gore

Last month, I looked at the Sir David King’s evidence to Parliament in 2004. This was when he stated:

I will not spend too much time on this, but if we look back in time for the globe we probably have to go back 55 million years before we find carbon dioxide levels as high as we are now at, and, of course, our carbon dioxide levels are still rising. Fifty-five million years ago was a time when there was no ice on the earth; the Antarctic was the most habitable place for mammals, because it was the coolest place, and the rest of the earth was rather inhabitable because it was so hot. It is estimated that it was roughly 1,000 parts per million then, and the important thing is that if we carry on business as usual we will hit 1,000 parts per million around the end of this century. So it seems to me that it is clear on a global and geological scale that climate change is the most serious problem we are faced with this century

In March 2014, he also gave evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee, in his then role as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change.

One of the Committee members, MP Peter Lilley, grilled him about this statement, which King refused to retract.

However, King also made this extraordinary claim:

“The first hurricane to hit so far north in America was Hurricane Sandy.”

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/energy-and-climate-change-committee/foreign-secretarys-special-representative-for-climate-change/oral/8074.html

This is so astonishingly wrong that I am amazed nobody on the Committee pulled him up on it.

For the record, there have been ten other hurricanes to hit New York or further north since records began in 1851:

Year Name State of Landfall Category
1858 New England NY 1
1869 Eastern New England RI 3
1893 Midnight Storm NY 1
1896 RI 1
1938 Great New England NY 3
1954 Carol NY 3
1954 Edna MA 2
1969 Gerda ME 1
1976 Belle NY 1
1991 Bob RI 2
2012 Sandy NY 1

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/All_U.S._Hurricanes.html

Note that these are the states where landfall occurred. There have been many other hurricanes which have affected northern states, such as Donna in 1960.

Let us be very clear. It is an extremely serious affair to provide false evidence to Parliament. Since King was employed by the Government as their representative, this is doubly true.

He should be forced to return to the Committee, apologise and retract his untrue statement.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Gore is a con-man selling his snake oil to the gullible still stupid enough to buy into this Climate Change/Global Warming poppycock anyone who reads Gores phonie books EARTH IN THE BALANCE or ASSUALT on REASON and still watch his junk science A INCONVENT TRUTH are either total idiots and suckers who beleive they hear the leaves scream when kids walk through them in the fall

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    Sonnyhill

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    1954, Hurricane Hazel killed 95 Americans and 81 Canadians, most of them in Toronto.

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    Amber

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    Lying with out consequences is the new inconvenient truth .
    Climate hustlers have made a living knowing that .
    They pretend to be all warm and fuzzy ,slip a few trick photo ops in
    and declare the earth has a fever . They prey on the general publics
    limited scientific knowledge aided by comedians dressed in white trench coats .
    Sir David King should know better . Leave the BS to the climate con industry .

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    David Lewis

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    When Sir David King talked about past conditions where the carbon dioxide level was so high and it was so hot, the assumption is that the carbon dioxide caused the warming. That is the instant conclusion because that is what the current claim is. However, in the past the warming has come before the increase in carbon dioxide. In other words, warming caused the high CO2 concentrations, not the other way around.

    Today we are at the end of the strongest solar output in two thousand years. This is the best candidate for the minor warming we have had. Perhaps this warming is partly responsible for the today’s increase in carbon dioxide level.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Gore has already raked in the dough for his fruadulent documentry A INCONVENT TRUTH and his two phonie junk sceince lie filled books EARTH IN THE BALANCE(He has his thumb on the scale)and ASSUALT ON REASON(Look who’s Talking)all his big big homes he private jets and his fleet of limos

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    Spurwing Plover

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    In 1969 Hurricane Camile devistated florida and the gulf states and when some people held a Hurricane Party in a hotel only one survived out of the hundreds there

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