A favourite line in newspaper articles by climate sceptics is the sarcastic ‘We were told that…’. We were told that the climate would get warmer and look during the last decade we have had some very cold winters. We were told that global temperature would increase and ever since 1998 it hasn’t. Yes you were told and you didn’t listen. We may have had some cold winters in the UK but globally temperatures have increased year on year. Air temperatures may not have increased since 1998 but if you take air in relation to sea as any scientist would, because the sea absorbs warm air, then they have arisen alarmingly. Yes you were told. The consequences of not listening to what the scientists, or at any rate the vast majority of scientists are telling us if not now all of them, will be calamitous beyond imagining.