Sunday, September 7, 2008

British Environment Minister Discounts Global Warming as 'Pseudo-Religion'

British Environment Minister Discounts Global Warming as 'Pseudo-Religion'

Britain's environment minister on Friday discounted arguments that global warming is man-made and said instead that the phenomenon is a naturally occurring event.

"Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it," Sammy Wilson said in an interview with the New Letter newspaper.

He described green campaigners' views on global warming as "hysterical psuedo-religion," and said he refused to "blindly accept" the need to make significant changes to the economy to stop climate change.

"The tactic used by the 'green gang' is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact,"
Wilson said.

He said he accepts that climate change can occur but argued that its cause is as yet unknown.

"Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists," he said.

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