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Steve Baker.

According to the Conservative MP Steve Baker, if we want to be prosperous, we must be careful about how we reach net zero. Baker is best known for his roles as the head the pro-Brexit European Research Group, and later the anti-lockdown Covid Recovery Group. He is now a key part of a new initiative called the Net Zero Scrutiny Group.

It includes Peter Lilley, a former cabinet Minister and self-described global warmist, Esther McVey, the former Conservative minister, and others. Baker She is also a trustee for the Global Warming Policy FoundationThe, which has published material questioning climate science consensus in the UK since it launched in 2009 by Nigel Lawson, a former cabinet minister and long-time climate denier. Opponents have claimed that the GWPF is a source of climate science denial. This claim it denies.

NZSG has urged the government to reconsider its net-zero commitment over the past weeks, arguing that prioritization of climate crisis is harming the finances its constituents. The Guardian environment reporter disagreed. Helena HortonTheir rise has been closely followed by a follower, explains. Nosheen Iqbal Few members of the group voted to reduce poverty and support measures to rein in energy costs.

Instead, the group, which includes 19 members of parliament, seems to be focused on reframe the conversation about the climate crisis.

Steve Baker.

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