It sucks when the only thing to read while you’re waiting is The Daily Telegraph. It sucks more when you browse through and unaccountably feel yourself drawn to read what you know is bad for the soul – Piers Akerman’s column.
It’s full of bile, as usual, but what caught my eye was this:
“The science has been ignored in the Green religious fervour.”
That’s news to me, and to the 20-odd national scientific bodies who say otherwise, not to mention the IPCC, and the countless papers on the subject.
Akerman goes on to champion Ian Plimer, who’s not a climatologist, as the true inheritor of Einstein (really!) because he denies global warming is caused by humans. Plimer has been debunked so thoroughly and so often that I wouldn’t be surprised if he has to buy new stocks of bunk on the wholesale market.
“It’s time scientists, not cultists, were heard before our economy is sacrificed to this new religion.”
It’s funny how Akerman can ignore thousands upon thousands of scientists (who say global warming is real, it’s mostly human-made, and it’s a threat), but has the gall to claim we should start listening to his favoured ‘experts’.
UPDATE: Of course Tim Lambert is on the ball, demolishing Akerman and Plimer with ease, ably assisted by commenters. I bet the Daily Telegraph doesn’t offer him an op-ed any time soon!