Sir David King's hypocrisy here can only be described as breathtaking. But like a number in the alarmist camp, including some in the media, they have sniffed the breeze and noted a change in the wind direction, (I think that's a mixed metaphor, but never mind), and are starting to reposition themselves.
This is from Andrew Bolt's blog:
David King was once one of the most notorious of global warming alarmists:
That was just five years ago, when alarmism was all the rage. (Certainly King didn’t feel any need to dispute then the accuracy of that report. Indeed, he even preached the falsehood that global warming was melting the snows of Kilimanjaro.)
But since then, the planet has cooled and so has the public to such scaremongering. Now King worries that this kind of frantic exaggeration - by others, of course - is staining his credibility:
King seems to have tried to distance himself from the greens even more than he did last year, when he said:
I think King is finally cooling, too.
Benny Peiser notes it was only a year ago that King was still up for some alarmism himself. Claiming: