Saturday 1st November, 2014

Australian Conservative

James Delingpole on the green religion

Reviewing James Delingpole’s Killing the Earth to Save It, Daryl McCann writes:

The Green movement, contends James Delingpole, … is essentially a religion with a “suicidal, mankind-hating, technology-loathing, apocalyptic vision of the world”. Delingpole effortlessly makes the case by simply quoting the words of the true believers themselves.

There is no equivocation in Delingpole’s account of “the Big Lie” that is at the heart of the CAGW industry. From the late 1980s the proponents of climate alarmism, using computerised climate-modelling tools, made calculations about future air and ocean temperatures. These projections were proved false by the passage of time and sophisticated methods for measuring everything from the temperature in the troposphere to non-existent atmospheric hotspots. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions continued unabated without the predicted consequence—end of argument. In hindsight, writes Delingpole, the CAGW hypothesis came unstuck as far back as 1998 when the global temperature inconveniently refused to rise.

Read the review at Quadrant Online.

James Delingpole, Killing the Earth to Save It: How Environmentalists Are Ruining the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Jobs (Connor Court, 2012), 320 pages, $29.95.



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