Regarding Gwynne Dyer’s Feb. 1 article, “Heated politics of disbelief“: How many more inconvenient “climate-gates” will be needed before journalists start doing their job, i.e. questioning? Sorry to disappoint, but climate skepticism exists beyond the “Anglosphere.”
The French Academie des Sciences disputed the “scientific consensus” long before Copenhagen. In France, journalism has been replaced by cheerleading, but as more information becomes available, people are starting to question. Like everywhere else, those who dare dissent and speak their minds against eminent scientists, economists or just ordinary folks with curious minds are portrayed as heretics. Still, the rebellion against the U.N. climate-change PR machine will not be stopped easily.
The French government’s green posturing is not fooling anyone. A recent poll suggested that two-thirds of French people oppose the carbon tax. The bill failed the test of our highest court (Conseil Constitutionel). Books like Jean-Michel Blouve’s “La servitude climatique” (Climatic serfdom) are selling well in spite of mainstream media. As more of the “dirty” sides of the lofty climate ideology and business are exposed, proponents of the climate warming thesis are becoming more agitated. They view democracy as an “inconvenience” to be overcome. This is the real danger — not whether the climate is changing!
Since the pre-U.N. conference hype, it has been hangover time for the warmist luminaries. The big plan of the new collectivists and their gurus to establish a new order with globalized environmental economic dirigisme is being challenged everywhere. In the “Francosphere,” civil society is getting organized and fighting back in the name of liberty. What “we” need is real journalism — a free and open debate. Copenhagen has failed, but it is not the end of the world.
In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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