Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Daily Express would rther have us believe a corrupt redneck politician than the majority of scientists

The Daily Express and the Telegraph today run a climate sceptic story, supposedly quoting a report from 'The European Foundation'.

What is the 'European Foundation"?

They are an organisation that is one man: the right wing anti-Maastricht Treaty campaigner Bill Cash.

This is a man who wants to turn the clock back to the time when international cooperation was much less than it is now: a nationalist redneck anti-European fanatic.

A corrupt man who claimed more than £15,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses to pay his daughter rent for her London flat – even though he owned a home closer to Westminster.

His voting record includes:
  • never voting on a transparent Parliament

  • voting against introducing a smoking ban

  • voting strongly against introducing student top-up fees

  • voting very strongly for the Iraq war

  • voting very strongly for replacing Trident

  • voting very strongly against the hunting ban

  • voting against equal gay rights

  • voting (why?!) for laws to stop climate change!
Why do the Express and Telegraph want people to believe this backward-looking man rather than the combined weight of the vast majority of scientists and politicians?

To sell papers. What cynical morons.

Here's the truth:

The Royal Society has produced this overview of the current state of scientific understanding of climate change to help non-experts better understand some of the debates in this complex area of science. :

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