Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Who Says AGW Isn't a Religion?
"What shall we do with the climate sceptics if they won't shut up?" ask the Sea Green Singers. One of their solutions is: "Put them in the desert and ration their water", while another is: "Lock them in a room with nothing but money, see what good it does them". Richard has another of their solutions - a quite horrifying one.
Who said AWG isn't a religion? Whoever decided to upload this video maybe thought it was amusing. It's not. I respect - although not necessarily agree with - anyone's opinion and their right to state it, but to advocate, and promote, violence to silence your opponents is several steps too far.
If I had more time I'd be tempted to write a seasonal carol in response. Naturally it would include the meaning of Christmas. Peace, goodwill and love to your fellowman. Values the Sea Green Singers appear to have forgotten.
The government, as ever, is keen to ensure voices discussing AWG are silenced if they don't like what's said. Fortunately one newspaper has published information from Britain's most experienced Arctic researcher. "Forget about global warming - what most forecasters have failed to acknowledge is that Britain is on the cusp of a mini ice age," he says. He admits global warming is fact globally but it's not fact in northern Europe. "Last year was the 14th coldest winter in Britain in 350 years yet globally it was the fifth warmest taken as an average across the planet."
Evidence is beginning to emerge slowly but the winter boots you may get from Santa could well turn out to be a good investment.