From the Herald Sun:
Professor Clive Hamilton, now the Greens' candidate for the Victorian seat vacated by former Treasurer Peter Costello, wins for blind persistence. Observe.
Hamilton complains: "The Right has jettisoned science in favour of deeper beliefs."
But this same Hamilton preaches:
"So I think where we're going is to begin to see a Gaian earth in its ecological, cybernetic way, infused with some notion of mind or soul or chi, which will transform our attitudes to it away from an instrumentalist one, towards an attitude of greater reverence."
Again. Hamilton complains: "Climate change is the most important arena for the long-running culture war of the neo-conservatives. In pursuit of their goals they have tapped into primitive fears."
But this same Hamilton preaches: "I cannot see any alternative to ramping up the fear factor."
This week he showed what he meant, claiming if "climate deniers" won, then "hundreds of millions of mostly impoverished people ... would die".
This made these "deniers" - he named me - not just "more dangerous" than Holocaust deniers, but over time "more iniquitous" and "morally worse".
If fact, he threatens a "suspension of democratic processes" to deal with such opposition.
Here's some information about Clive Hamilton:
Clive Hamilton AM is Professor of Public Ethics at Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) and he also holds the Vice-Chancellor's Chair at Charles Sturt University. Hamilton is the founder of The Australia Institute, a progressive think tank, and from 1993 to 2008 was its Executive Director.
Hamilton's work offers a critique of modern capitalism and consumerism. His most recent book The Freedom Paradox: Towards a Post-Secular Ethics was launched in Canberra by Justice Michael Kirby in 2008.
The AGW movement, and the Green Movement out of which it came, are Trojan Horses which are being used to introduce Socialist ideas into Western political systems.
This AGW movement has little to do with science, and a lot to do with Communism and Totalitarianism. And, people like Clive Hamilton are evidence of that.