Monday, March 12, 2007

Give and take

Sir Oolius at Coeruleus points to an article in the Telegraph

Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affecting climate change.
and notes that
Eeeensteresting, especially since immediately after he expresses this sentiment at the end of the Great Global Warming Swindle [google video link] (UPDATE: this link is now broken, Lubos provides with some comment, give and take...) , all non-skeptics are characterized as being hijacked by a sinister conspiracy of grant-greedy scientists and extremist environmentalists who force Africans to live without an electrical grid, sell their natural resources to multinational companies, and cope with flimsy solar panels that can't even power a compact fluorescent lightbulb.
Much there to be recommended with someone whose sense of the ridiculous has not been destroyed by reality.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"a sinister conspiracy of grant-greedy scientists"

Indeed.

I'd sooner face a cornered (and rabid) mountain lion than a grant-starved scientist.

Lumo said...

Your link to the Swindle Warming documentary is broken.