One of Australia's most outspoken scientists has this week rubbished the team behind the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, describing the project as nothing more than a "nuclear billiards machine" and saying the money should be devoted to paying for more climate change research instead.
Ian Lowe, emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University in Brisbane, has been in New Zealand for a low-profile crisis meeting on how to get climate change back on top of the public list of concerns.
The meeting brought together not just climate scientists from New Zealand and Australia, but also social scientists who've been asked to come up with strategies on how to manipulate public opinion. Additionally, key sympathetic business leaders like Air New Zealand's Rob Fyfe are understood to have attended.
As part of the conference, the NZ Government funded Science Media Centre, a climate change propaganda unit, organised for select invited media to attend a briefing from Professor Lowe, and NZ government social scientist Karen Cronin.
The briefing is a unique insight not just into the mindset of the climate science propaganda units, but in the sychophantic media willing to push their message unquestioningly.
During the hour long media briefing, Lowe
- ridiculed the scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider, saying money would be better spent by climate scientists
- argued that for propaganda purposes the media should hype-up individual weather events - such as floods in Mozambique - as proof of climate change
- claimed Hurricane Katrina was clearly caused by climate change
- claimed a conspiracy of white, Anglo Celtic elderly males was behind the skeptic movement
- with NZ government social scientist Karen Cronin advocated researching how to foment enough anger in the public that governments who refused to take climate action could be "pushed out of the way" in a political upheaval
NZ Press Association reporter Kent Atkinson asked this leading question, "I’d like to hear about the fickleness of public opinion, it will surely take only one or two major catastrophes directly attributed to climate change to change public opinion and the willingness of politicians to take a longer term view of sustainability and issues such as climate change?"
This prompted Lowe to agree, arguing weather is climate, for the purposes of propaganda, and that Katrina was definitely caused by climate change, click here:
Given that Katrina was not caused by climate change, and that peer reviewed studies have shown Saharan dust has a much bigger role on Atlantic hurricane activity (and I quoted those studies in Air Con ), one can only surmise Lowe is either woefully misinformed or he doesn't care about the facts that get in the way of his fairy stories.
To hear Lowe's conspiracy theory about Anglo-Celtic males, and the media buy-in courtesy of NZPA reporter Kent Atkinson, click here:
To hear Lowe and NZ government scientist Karen Cronin advocating some kind of people-power revolution if necessary, click here:
Staggering stuff. Not content with merely doing the science and presenting facts, inconvenient or otherwise, these people are now actively trying to brainwash the public into a "Berlin Wall" type of political backlash against politicians who stand in the way of the new climate order.
It has often been said that allowing people like this access to schoolchildren in the name of "environmental education" was a stupid idea. Evidence of that can also be found in this clip where a Dunedin climate educator admits her students are now exhibiting "climate rage" that needs to be harnessed:
That such a discussion can come out of taxpayer-funded Government scientists and communicators is incredible. They seem to forget that we elect politicians to make policy, we have no power to elect scientists. Their jobs are safe from public whim precisely because they are supposed to be non-political, in the sense of not abusing public position to advance a political agenda.
If they want to change that...then let's see what the public mood really is...