Global warming consensus: "load of hot air underpinned by fraud"

The caca is hitting the rotary device:

THE scientific consensus that mankind has caused climate change was rocked yesterday as a leading academic called it a “load of hot air underpinned by fraud”.

Professor Ian Plimer condemned the climate change lobby as “climate comrades” keeping the “gravy train” going.

In a controversial talk just days before the start of a climate summit attended by world leaders in Copenhagen, Prof Plimer said Governments were treating the public like “fools” and using climate change to increase taxes.

He said carbon dioxide has had no impact on temperature and that recent warming was part of the natural cycle of climate stretching over ­billions of years.

Do read the whole thing and become wiser… because clearly, the self-described wise on this are deluded, fraudulently so.

Speaking of delusional belief systems… let’s go to Chuck Colson’s latest piece substantiating the premise that global warming is less science and more religion:

In July 2008, Tim Nicholson was let go from his job at a property management firm. According to Nicholson, his dismissal was due to his beliefs about man-made global warming.

Nicholson calls man-made global warming “the most important issue of our time” and believes that “nothing should stand in the way of diverting this catastrophe.” This led to “frequent clashes” with his co-workers over his concerns.

For instance, Nicholson, out of concern about excess CO2 emissions, refuses to fly. He objected when the firm’s CEO flew someone from London to Ireland to retrieve his Blackberry.

When he was dismissed, Nicholson sued under Britain’s Employment Equality act, specifically the part that prohibits discrimination on account of “religion and belief.”

According to Nicholson, “Belief in man-made climate change is…a philosophical belief that reflects my moral and ethical values.”

For its part, his former employer countered that “green views were political and based on science, as opposed to religious or philosophical in nature.”

In what’s being called a “landmark ruling,” a British judge ruled for Nicholson, saying that “a belief in man-made climate change…is capable, if genuinely held, of being a philosophical belief for the purpose” of laws covering discrimination in employment.

The judge’s ruling opens the door to the possibility of employees suing their employers “for failing to account for their green lifestyles, such as providing recycling facilities or offering low-carbon travel.”

Theoretically, an employer could say “I need you in Helsinki by tomorrow,” to which the employee could reply, “Too much carbon, we’ll have to aim for next week, since I’ll be going by bicycle, train, and boat.”

The possibilities are, as advertisers say, endless.

Possibilities are indeed endless when truth is dismissed as opinion, the scientific method replaced by religious fervor and common sense thrown out the judicial window.

Al Gore and those who’ve perpetrated this global warming fraud on all of us need to pay a price for their crimes… especially when they’ve made millions, dare I say billions, in propagating the lie.


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