Fraser Nelson

The new religion

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What I love about the climate change “debate” is that when the public show themselves unconvinced about its wilder claims, the media talks patronisingly about a need to “educate.” This goes to show that environmentalism has become a religion with no tolerance for dissenters who must either be converted or burnt at the cross.

Iain Dale has shown us how Greenpeace are so keen to close down debate that they only come on TV if they are guaranteed they will encounter no opposition. Given the Royal Society’s proud history, it’s a real shame that it is going the same way. That’s not the scientific way.

There is huge amounts of uncertainty in this evolving science of climatology. That’s why the public is right and the Royal Society is wrong.

Written byFraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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