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Climate alarmists

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 Contents - Jun 2010AD2000 June 2010 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Pentecost Sunday: the 'birthday of the Church' - Michael Gilchrist
Missal: New Mass translation: Archbishop Hart interview - Archbishop Denis Hart
The New Evidence: Shroud of Turin: the scientific case for fresh carbon dating tests - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Ecumenism: Christians and Muslims: peaceful co-existence? - Mohammad Al-Sammak
FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: The Eucharist: the background to Vatican II's liturgical reforms - Br Barry Coldrey
Christians and political action: euthanasia - Babette Francis
American survey of young Catholics confirms Benedict's agenda - Carl Anderson
Pysanky: Paschal traditions: symbolism in popular Ukrainian Christianity - Andrew Kania
Passover: Understanding the Jewish traditions behind the Catholic Mass - Gabrielle Walsh
Letters: Climate alarmists - P.C. Wilson
Letters: Wake-up call - Fr Bernard McGrath
Letters: Wimsey or whimsy? - Terri M. Kelleher
Books: SURVIVALS AND NEW ARRIVALS: Old and New Enemies of the Catholic Church, Belloc - Terri M. Kelleher (reviewer)
Books: THE KING'S ACHIEVEMENT, Robert Hugh Benson - Michael E. Daniel (reviewer)
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Reflection: Benedict XVI on the Church's birth and universality at Pentecost - Pope Benedict XVI

The behaviour of the 'Alarmists', noted by Michael Griffiths (March AD2000), should surprise no one.

As their cause sinks further into the mire, they are showing increasing signs of panic. Unable to sustain the argument, they resort to vitriol.

Thus the sceptics are variously labelled 'climate saboteurs' (British Energy Minister Miliband); 'deniers' (Julia Gillard); or the 'carbon Mafia' (Fr Charles Rue). And one gentleman in Britain has even suggested a war crimes tribunal be set up for those daring to disagree.

But the palm for abuse must go to the ABC science broadcaster Robyn Williams: 'Cowboys, misfits, the sons and daughters of Dr Goebbels.'

In London a certain Ms Polly Higgins wants the United Nations to declare 'ecocide' to be 'a crime against peace'; she believes it could be used to prosecute 'deniers'.

Pink batts supremo Peter Garrett avers that 'the science is settled'; Rudd's ETS economist Ross Garnaut is worried about 'agitators against the scheme, spreading disinformation'; and the chief high priest of warming, Al Gore, uses language straight out of the Apocalypse: 'The greatest moral, ethical, political, spiritual issue humankind has ever faced.'

Viscount Monckton, demonised by the ABC, but with 1000 supporters at his Brisbane talk earlier this year, has repeatedly challenged Gore to debate him in open forum.

So far dead silence.

The last word should go to Ian Plimer in his masterwork Heaven and Earth: the Missing Science: 'Global warmers are uplifted by believing that they have a mission to save the world ... They rely on authority, consensus and a maniacal desperation to stamp out contrary views.'

Is it any wonder their empire is crumbling?

Miami, Qld

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 23 No 5 (June 2010), p. 16

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