Committee (2nd Day)

Part of Energy Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:00 pm on 9th September 2015.

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Photo of Viscount Ridley Viscount Ridley Conservative 5:00 pm, 9th September 2015

On the first point about the lag, yes, but the whole point is that I am comparing the rate of temperature increase with the rate predicted by the IPCC, which knew about the lag and built it into its models. Essentially, the noble Baroness is talking about the difference between equilibrium climate sensitivity, which is reached after many centuries, and transient climate response, which is what you immediately get. Yes, there is a big difference there, but the climate sensitivity figures—I was coming on to this—are based on 14 new studies, one of which Myles Allen co-authored.