Martin Durkin, the Ed Wood Jr. of the anti-environmental set, makes an impassioned plea for multiculturalism and tolerance:
Mr Durkin today accused his opponents of prejudice and denied that an overwhelming majority of scientists believed mankind's greenhouse gas emissions caused global warming.It’s a narrative that deserves to take its place alongside the voyage of the Beagle, and Robert Watson-Watt’s research into the feasibility of a death ray. Durkin sets out, in the spirit of sincere scientific inquiry, to produce a film called The Great Global Warming Swindle, and is amazed to discover that global warming is a swindle.
"Doing this film has really opened my eyes about how sinister the whole affair is," he told Southern Cross Broadcasting.
Little wonder that he has no patience for people who don’t understand the Scientific Method:
The British director said there was no evidence to support the theory that carbon dioxide had affected the planet's climate in the past.There is evidence, actually. But Durkin knows better than to accept it.
Naturally, the global climate conspiracy can’t allow this sort of independent thinking to go unpunished. In effect, Durkin stands alone before a firing squad, having spat in the face of the left-bourgeois lackies who outraged his honor by offering him a blindfold.
Suddenly, at the last possible second, the Australian Association of Mining and Exploration Companies dashes in and stands defiantly between Durkin and his executioners:
"As a spokesman on behalf of an industry that is often attacked by people and groups with radical environmental and anti-development opinions, it's refreshing that we're now being presented with views that challenge the widely accepted view that climate change is somehow the exclusive fault of industrial activities in the Western world," AMEC public affairs manager, Ian Loftus, said.Indeed. And we can only hope that the Western world will pull back from the precipice before it’s too late, and start devoting itself to the world-healing task of rehabilitating carbon dioxide.