Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sammy and the Climate Debate

Sammy Wilson is all over the news - worldwide in fact - having banned the broadcast in Northern Ireland of a UK Govt television advert which links global warming to man-made causes and CO2 emissions. Here it is:

I hear that today his Stormont committee has passed a vote of no confidence in him, and that according to the front page of tonight's Belfast Telegraph, his position is now under real pressure.

The weird thing is, that on the letters page of the same paper is a letter entitled "Sammy's right, man is not responsible for global warming", written by Terry Jackson, founder of the Energy Group at the Institute of Physics in London. Immediately underneath that letter is another one, this time from Scotland, entitled "The Climate Change Scam".

Jackson's letter ends: "Friends of the Earth and the Greens can attack Sammy Wilson as much as they like, but his analysis on climate change is dead right and they are wrong". The letter from Scotland quotes a Professor James Lovelock who said "it is an elaborate scam in the interests of a few nations whose economies are enriched in the short term by the sale of wind turbines, biofuel plants and other green-sounding energy equipment".

Sammy's big enough to look after himself, and if this comment piece from the Daily Telegraph is anything to go by, there are plenty of people out there who agree with him.

(Has anyone noticed the irony of a Unionist minister opposing a UK government advert - which is a modern day example of the Covenanter-inspired Ulster-Scots concept of conditional loyalty - and a Nationalist/SDLP motion which supports the UK government position?)

Anyway, here's a clip from the documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle:

What shocks me is how difficult it has become in today's society to hold a different opinion, to challenge orthodoxy, to question "accepted wisdom". If anyone speaks out - on almost any issue - they are immediately flamed by the rest of society and the myriad of media producers who struggle to fill airtime, column inches and web pages.


Newton_Lass said...

Maybe "they" think we're all Sun readers.

Stephen Jamison said...

The "views of men" and the certain Truth of God.

Revelation 16 v,s 8+ 9
"And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to sorch men with fire. And men were sorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

2 Peter 3 v 10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein, shall be burned up.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Mark.