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Clarkson plays down dung dumping

By Fiona Pryor
Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Climate Rush members
It is not the first time Clarkson has been criticised over his views

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has played down a recent climate change incident, calling the group of protesters "silly little girls".

Last month Climate Rush members dumped a pile of manure on the driveway of the star's house in Oxfordshire.

Speaking about the incident, Clarkson, 49, said: "Teenage girls get into a strop about all sorts of things."

When asked what he thought about climate change, he said he found reading about it "all rather boring".

He added: "I read the reports that come in from various scientific bodies and as far as I can work out nobody actually knows whether man is contributing to global warming or not.

The star made comments at the launch of Top Gear's Live World Tour.

The tour will travel from country to country showcasing all sorts of stunts, which will include flaming rally cars and underground street racing.

"The oil will run out one day and we'll have to come up with something then, but let's not worry about it now."

He also added that he has "absolutely no guilt" about filling up his car.

At the time protesters said they were being as "blase as him" about emissions.

Known for his love of cars, Clarkson often expresses his provocative position on global warming via his newspaper column and on his BBC show.



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