May 21, 2012

Dogma dressed up as reality

When French scientist and politician Claude Allegre came out with the book, The Climate Deception (L'imposture Climatique), 400 French scientists signed a petition asking the government to denounce the book.
Freedom of thought.  Freedom of scientific inquiry.  Being killed off in the twenty first century.  Who'd have thought. 
Television features documentaries like one on Belgian TV that exposes so-called "climate criminals," including experts like Allegre who don't believe in global warming.

And if a climate expert makes it on TV in most European nations, they're likely to be attacked by their interviewer.

Some people have compared France's news media to North Korea's. That's admittedly a stretch, but there are only a few news channels and they are all spouting similar coverage. There is definitely a party line when it comes to climate change.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus wrote a book critical of climate change. Klaus was also one of the rotating presidents of the European Union. But when Nicolas Lecaussin tried to get it published in France, no major publisher would touch it. 

"It's a scientific book. He says climate change, global warming, doesn't exist," Lecaussin said. "We took it to a number of editors. Nobody wanted to publish it. Nobody."
 
"It is very difficult in France to fight the pieties of climate change, let's put it like that," Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Paris columnist for the London Telegraph, added.

Moutet termed the belief in climate change, "a catechism:"

"Yes, it's a piety that they repeat over and over," she said.

French philosopher Pascal Bruckner called the belief in climate change "a pagan religion." 
But it always was.  Do we require a French philosopher to tell us the obvious?  Apparently so.  Not that anyone is listening. 

Climate change alarmism a religious belief


3 comments:

  1. "Do we require a French philosopher to tell us the obvious?" - ahahaha! I feel like that would be almost the first time that's ever happened. Usually I expect my French philosophers to tell me the incomprehensible.

    I do believe in climate change, of course - in the sense that climate change has been going on very much longer than humanity has. And I really really hope it's true that humanity can have a strong influence on climate change! Not because I believe we should leave it alone, but because I am confident we could learn to control that influence.

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    1. I'll have to disagree, Dogimo. French philosophers, I find (in general) to be the most erudite and comprehensible, in both matters of the obvious and the not so obvious.

      This one though ... ugh! It continually annoys me that we require "experts" to state what the plebs have long ago figured out for themselves.

      Yes, I too believe in climate change, since we know that climate has changed throughout 6 billion years. Can't think of any reason why climate would stop changing to accommodate humans. It's a peculiar arrogance to believe it would.

      As for our ability to adapt: I have great faith. Our ability to "reverse" the climate: nadda.

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  2. Anonymous10:06 PM

    If we didn't have climate change then we wouldn't have climate.

    A bit like: if we didn't have scales then we wouldn't have music.

    j

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