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Newsflash: the cold spell says nothing about global warming

By Philip Hunter  

Frosty the Snowman: nothing to do with global warming. Or cooling.

I am sure Prospect readers are intelligent enough to appreciate the current cold snap says nothing about the state of global climate, even though the chill is far from confined to Britain. It does, however, highlight the poor quality of argument used by advocates both for and against the idea that our climate is already warmer than it would be in the absence of human-caused increases in…

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