'This is nothing but a political statement to cover up the fact that continual predictions about climate change are just not happening. The IPCC said global temperatures would rise by up to 0.2C [0.36F] a decade and this is not happening. This is a political attempt to divert attention away from the fact that they would otherwise have to admit they were wrong. This report is not a scientific, honest assessment of their performance in the past or the performance of climate.'
Professor Bob Carter, of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change said: 'Today’s temperature is not unusually warm. Climates always change.'