Saturday, December 5, 2009

British PM Levels "Flat Earth" Charge Against Those Who Question Climate Change

Those who believe that climate change is entirely man made are spooked.

With the UN Climate Change Conference commencing in Copenhagen on Monday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lambasted those who question climate change. "We mustn't be distracted by the behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics," said the British PM in an interview with The Guardian.

Scarcely a week ago, Brown would not have uttered such a statement. But with hacked e-mails of the Climatic Research Unit from the University of East Anglia giving every indication that climate change data has been deliberately augmented those who hang on every word uttered by Al Gore now find themselves in the awkward position of having their facts questioned. It's unfamiliar territory.

Frankly, those who are skeptical of man's contribution to climate change are likely to be around longer than Brown's remaining tenure in office.

I do wish world leaders displayed the same enthusiasm and zest in combating Islamic fundamentalist terrorism as they have when it comes to climate change.

Then again it is easier to fight an opponent you can't see.

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