'We Face Climate Disaster'

UK Gov't science advisor, Sir David King warns of 'apocalyptic vsion'

Published: 11-Mar-2004

The Government's chief scientist today set out an "apocalyptic vision" of global warming bringing back the conditions which drove the dinosaurs to extinction.

Professor Sir David King told a House of Lords committee that urgent action was needed "within the next few years" to avert the threat of sudden and severe climate change.

He claimed that last summer's heatwave was a man-made event and a warning sign of worse to come.

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