Laura Tobin, 37, took to Twitter to defend her opinions on climate change after veteran weather forecaster Bill Giles, 79, said the environmental issue was “on our side” and would help the economy in the UK. He told the Radio Times: “We have 10 years or so to grasp the nettle and make sure that, due to climate change, we tap into the trend of warmer, more predictable summers and make the leisure and holiday industries the backbone of our post-Brexit economy.” The Good Morning Britain meteorologist weighed in on the controversial debate in view of her 114,000 followers this morning. She wrote: “Thoughts on Bill Giles saying, 'Climate change is on our side’.
“I feel it's irresponsible to be positive about #ClimateChange as people may not want to tackle it.
“Bill said we'd have ‘more predictable summers’, but we'd most likely to have more extreme/severe weather & many negatives.”
Fans took to the comments section of Laura’s post to share their thoughts.
One agreed with the ITV Weather presenter, writing: “Very irresponsible! It’s comments like Bill’s that have the potential to undo some of the great work already being done to combat climate change! Climate change is not a good thing!”
Another added: “I did find it strange when someone like him makes a statement which is clearly wrong.”
However, one user took issue with Laura’s argument and accused her of “looking stupid”.
Laura Tobin hits out after viewer accuses her of being 'stupid' (Image: ITV • GETTY)