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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sammy Wilson

He's outspoken and I've made note of him here before. Northern Ireland's Environment Minister is speaking out again about the global warming hysteria.

“I think in 20 years’ time we will look back at this whole climate change debate and ask ourselves how on earth were we ever conned into spending the billions of pounds which are going into this without any kind of rigorous examination of the background, the science, the implications of it all. Because there is now a degree of hysteria about it, fairly unformed (sic) hysteria I’ve got to say as well."
You gotta respect a politician - hey, an Environment Minister no less, who's not afraid to say what many already know about global warming.
“What are the problems that face us either locally and internationally. Are those not the things we should be concentrating on?” he asked.

“HIV, lack of clean water, which kills millions of people in third world countries, lack of education.

“A fraction of the money we are currently spending on climate change could actually eradicate those three problems alone, a fraction of it.

“I think as a society we sometimes need to get some of these things in perspective and when I listen to some of the rubbish that is spoken by some of my colleagues in the Assembly it amuses me at times and other times it angers me.”
Me too Sammy. I just wish a few more politicians had the guts to speak out like you.


danielle said...

The most reasonable, frank stuff I've heard coming out of a politico's mouth in recent memory.
There's no excuse for the hysteria and willful ignorance around global warming...and yet, so many issues of much more immediate import (some of which Wilson touches on in his statement) fail to ignite public interest. Humans are wired wrong somewhere!

Anonymous said...

Thank God there is finally a politician prepared to question this 'global warming' claptrap that has become a groundless global obsession. There is no proof whatsoever that global warming (even if it exists) is man made. The hysterical rantings of the ecomentalists need to be questioned. Are governments going to pay back all the taxes we have been swindled out of in the interest of 'global warming' when it is proved to be nonsense? Many individuals have a vested interest in keeping the global warming myth alive. It needs to be stopped.