People who doubt that human activity contributes to global warming are “flat-earthers” and “anti-science,” Gordon Brown has said.
Gordon Brown, not a scientist himself but a worm of a politician, has thrown away the liberal playbook and returned to the term “global warming” vice “climate change.” He claims that skeptics are “anti-science.” Presumably he means the over 30,000 scientists who have signed a petition in opposition of global warming and the 52% of Americans who are skeptical.
The Prime Minister launched an outspoken attack on climate-change sceptics amid growing signs of public doubts about the scientific and political consensus on the environment.
World leaders meet in Copenhagen next week seeking a global deal on cutting carbon emissions. But the debate has been clouded by a row over accusations that British scientists manipulated data on global temperatures.
The United Nations yesterday announced an investigation into the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit. Critics of the scientific consensus on climate change claim emails from the unit’s servers show researchers manipulated evidence to support their theory.
Phil Jones, the director of the CRU, has dismissed the claims as “complete rubbish” but the scandal has thrown the scientific world into turmoil and has been raised by some countries as a reason not to strike a deal in Copenhagen.
Mr Brown last night insisted that the science on climate change is settled, and accused those who question the consensus of being outdated.