Australia’s CIS (Centre for Independent Studies) has been promoting greenhouse denial and delay for a decade. Last year their “Big Ideas” forum featured some classic denialism from Arthur Herman. This year, on Monday 10 August in Sydney we have:
Enemies of Progress?
Cute title. Maybe I should have used “Enemies of Science?” as the title of this post.
Where humanity once solved the world’s problems, we are now viewed as the source. We no longer take pride in dynamic progress to benefit mankind; we bemoan the so-called carbon footprint that this progress will leave.
What? “so-called carbon footprint”? Are they now denying the very existence of CO2 emissions?
Experimentation and entrepreneurship are being replaced by conformity and rules, and we are becoming a panicky, sensationalist and risk-averse society.
Unlike the good old days when you could drive around drunk without a seat belt or airbags.
The speakers for this year’s forum are Patrick Michaels, famous for his fraudulent testimony to congress and Austin Williams, one of the Living Marxism crew. I’m guessing the the “Big Ideas” discussed will cover the spectrum for “Al Gore is fat” to “Environmentalists want you all to live in caves”.