So instead of pouring untold £bn into projects that will be of no value to this country (EU, Windmills, etc) why are we not investigating and utilising this knowledge? Or, as Mark Wadsworth asks:
"But if the warmenists have seriously pencilled in annual expenditure of £14 billion for the UK (one per cent of GDP), might it not be a good idea to spend a few quid on salt/grit, snowploughs & shovels, and maybe bunging some of the millions of unemployed people a few quid to go out and get it sorted? In theory, as long as the daily costs are less than £1.2 billion (or about 60 million man-hours, if you work on a full-cost basis of £20 per hour), we are ahead of the game." (my emphasis)
especially if those unemployed were granted tax-free status for their short-term efforts.
It obviously does take less than one brain cell to become a politician.