"Behind it all lurks the overweening bureaucracy. Overpaid, overperked and underworked, insidious and international, they build their empires and extend their tentacles of control into the very heart of the lives of ordinary people. Research and educational policies are decided by people who think mathematics means arithmetic and have no conception of physics at all. Real research has all but come to an end, being largely replaced by populist surveys designed to catch the eye of the popular media. Mickey Mouse universities offer frivolous courses, while school children are subjected to a treadmill of continual testing between bouts of propaganda. In short, people are being deprived of the mental equipment to make a judgement of their own on any matter of importance. So Orwellian!" - John Brignellhttp://www.numberwatch.co.uk/zealots.htm
Friday, 13 April 2012
Climate Authorities: they don't need evidence - the debate is over, the science is settled, you must not question them, you are not worthy.
The book was published in 1984 (of all years!, Orwell would be horrified at how his book has been used by some alarmists as a manual rather than as a warning).
The Australian writer below observes that 'things have only got worse in terms of Green alarmism' since then.
Emboldening of last sentence by me. See the original (linked to in title above) for the rest of the article, and for more references.
Note added 16 Novermber 2012
Just seen this blog post from Samizdate which was in response to the above post and which contains some useful observations as well as some comments from others: http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/2012/04/environmentalis_1.html