The deepening moral and intellectual crisis of the Warmists

Melanie Phillips writes:

A few days ago, Analysis on BBC Radio Four featured a programme about environmentalism by Justin Rowlatt which concluded that the green movement was using climate change as a cover to smuggle in other agendas such as poverty or equality. No! You don’t say. It was a timid, tentative thesis; the fact is that from the start environmentalism has self-evidently been all about changing the nature of society rather than changing society’s views about nature. And of course Rowlatt’s concern was that these hidden agendas might only confirm people’s scepticism about the science of anthropogenic global warming, which as we all know is Settled and an Unchallengeable Consensus, amen.

Yes, that does represent something of a credibility problem for Warmists, doesn’t it? I think I asked a few months ago, has there ever been a case in which a true scientific idea was motivated by hidden political agendas, advanced through systematic lies, and enforced by personal smears, social exclusion, and the loss of employment?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 04, 2010 02:04 AM | Send

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