It is encouraging to see sense being written about the whole global-warming scam in the Edinburgh Evening News of all places. Jim Sillars' article covers all the main bases – the dodgy science, the thick political leaders, the public bodies & NGOs promoting this nonsense and the corporations & landowners profiting from it. The only thing he misses out is the propaganda being fed to our children in schools.
For those with a less than encyclopaedic knowledge of Scottish politics, Jim Sillars is a former Labour & subsequently SNP MP, a former deputy leader of the SNP and the husband of the only independent MSP, Margo MacDonald, who was herself formerly in the SNP. Thus Mr Sillars’ left wing credentials are impeccable, which will hopefully mean that his views will carry some weight in SNP and Labour Party circles. Unfortunately, hell will freeze over, before Alex Salmond admits he was wrong to cover Scotland in wind turbines.
Of course, this same pattern of pathology of radical ideology, dodgy research, promotion by public bodies & NGOs and then public sector & corporate interests profiting from it has been repeated endlessly in Britain and all the other welfare states. Usually, of course, the dodgy research is by social scientists rather than hard ones. I will come back to this point in future postings.