by James Delingpole: Global
Warming Fraud: The Tide Begins toTurn
Of the many
pseudoscientific institutions responsible for pushing the pseudoscientific
fraud of Man Made Global Warming in recent years, few have been
quite so assiduous in promulgating
the great lie as our own Royal Society. (H/T John
O’Sullivan at Suite 101)
may seem a bit of a harsh charge to lay at the door of the reverend
body founded in 1660 whose alumni include such distinguished figures
as Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Hans Sloane, Sir Joseph Banks and leading
palaeopiezometrist Bob Ward. The problem is, in the latter part
of the last century and the first bit of this one, it managed to
urinate three centuries’ worth of credibility and rigour up
against the wall by deciding to abandon all objectivity and act
as cheerleader for the Man Made Global Warming lobby.
The three men
largely to blame for this were its fanatically warmist presidents
Lord Rees and Lord May, together with the even more dismal Sir John
Houghton, who was partly responsible for perhaps the most embarrassing
document in the institution’s history: the one called Facts
And Fictions About Climate Change.
This 2005 propaganda
exercise rode a coach and horses through the Royal Society’s
traditions of non-partisanship. As Nigel
Calder has pointed out, for two centuries the following advertisement
was printed in its house journal Philosophical Transactions:
is an established rule of the Society, to which they will always
adhere, never to give their opinion, as a Body, upon any subject,
either of Nature or Art, that comes before them.
more importantly it was hopelessly inaccurate, which is why, following
a rebellion by some of its members, the Royal Society last month
issued a revised guide to Climate Change.
one is apparently wrong too. According to German chemist Dr Klaus
Kaiser, the new document grossly exaggerates the amount of time
the deadly, devil gas they call CARBON DIOXIDE (mwa ha ha ha!) spends
in the atmosphere.