Tuesday, November 20, 2007

CGW-E: "Witches! More witches!! BUUUUURRRN ‘EM!!!!"

Canada’s Financial Post from last Saturday (11/17) spotlights a British victim of the Church of Global Warming-Evangelical. Like their intellectual mob brethren from the Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie (watch the scene here), they are far more eager in rolling heads than engaging in academic debate. Scientifically based evidence of contrary conclusions be damned. Such deniers are, by definition, heretics.

Quite literally.

Professor David Bellamy, a botanist, is Special Professor of Geography at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Professor of the University of Central Queensland, with 45 books, 80 published papers, and 400 eco-television programs. On July 9, 2004, he gravely transgressed by publishing a full-page article in the London Daily Mail titled "What a load of poppycock!" The article said the following:

"Whatever the experts say about the howling gales, thunder and lightning we've had over the past two days, of one thing we can be certain. Someone, somewhere -- and there is every chance it will be a politician or an environmentalist -- will blame the weather on global warming…But they will be 100% wrong. Global warming -- at least the modern nightmare version -- is a myth."

Since committing this unpardonable sin of contrary expression, the Inquisition has stripped him of many positions and speaking invitations.

Is Dr. Bellamy some ‘throw-back’ to a fanatical right-wing Thatcherite faction? Hardly. He’s a life-long environment advocate and committed socialist who can’t stand to see money being wasted when it could go for progressive programs. He knows that the global warming movement consumes a great deal of government funds while producing nothing.

Read the whole story here.

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