Jeremy Corbyn’s brother claims ‘man-made climate change does not exist’
Jeremy Corbyn’s astrophysicist brother has claimed that ‘man-made climate change does not exist’ and is ‘manufactured’ by journalists. Piers Corbyn, 72, says claims of widespread consensus on the topic of man-made climate change are false.
In April, Piers branded 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg an ‘ignorant brainwashed child’ who ‘suffers mental abuse by manipulative adults’. Piers believes the root cause of rising temperatures is solar activity which produces natural climate change cycles.
He said: ‘The general trend now is toward colder weather and jet stream fluctuations, and some very warm spells within a generally colder world.
‘I would say man-made climate change does not exist. ‘This is a manufactured story that journalists have put out.
‘If we check it out there is not any evidence that there is a consensus for belief in man-made climate change.’ He supports this claim with a petition from the late 1990s signed by 30,000 sceptical scientists.
The Labour leader’s older brother, who runs forecasting firm WeatherAction, will share his views at The Bigger Picture, a six-hour event at Moose Hall in Swindon, Wiltshire, on Saturday.
Mr Corbyn will talk at the £10-per-ticket seminar with Mark Windows who runs a podcast devoted to what he claims are fake news narratives about global events. The third speaker is Sandi Adams, who believes the UN’s Agenda 21 sustainable development programme is a major threat to human freedom.
But despite Piers’ scepticism, it would appear his younger brother has a very different outlook on climate change. Yesterday, it was announced that Jeremy Corbyn has created a new role on Labour’s front bench, appointing Danielle Rowley as shadow minister for climate justice.