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Architectural magazine's editor questions Global Warming: hysteria ensues
Telegraph UK ^ | November 16th, 2009 | James Delingpole

Posted on 11/19/2009 6:53:14 PM PST by Lorianne

My heroine of the week is Amanda Baillieu, editor of architects’ trade journal Building Design. She noticed that when Environment Secretary Hillary Benn gave a talk at the Royal Institute of British Architects the other day on the looming peril of ManBearPig, hardly anyone bothered to turn up.

In an extremely brave editorial entitled “Is Global Warming Hot Air?” she speculated that the reason may have been because even architects are getting tired of listening to hysterical drivel about impending eco-doom and the so-called “consensus” on Anthropogenic Global Warming.

In fact, you’d be forgiven for not knowing there is a debate because it’s certainly discouraged by the RIBA, whose successive presidents have said that fighting climate change is the biggest challenge facing the profession.

While there’s no argument that natural resources such as water need to be conserved and low-energy buildings make sense, the scientific evidence has now shifted enough to warrant a more questioning position on climate change.

The editorial was brave because it’s still extremely rare for any editor in the mainstream media to question the prevailing orthodoxy on ManBearPig. Braver still because it is a known fact that 99.82 per cent of all architects (not my mates the Lahiffs, I don’t think, but pretty much all the others) are achingly worthy, politically correct, Big-State-endorsing toadies. (They have to be because Government projects are where all the money is).

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: architecture; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 11/19/2009 6:53:19 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

:’)


2 posted on 11/19/2009 7:05:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Lorianne
Maybe 99.82% of all architects PC big government toads, but what's worse, you have to hire a lawyer and take 99.82% of them to court to get them to pay their engineering consulting bills.
3 posted on 11/19/2009 7:08:40 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Lorianne

ManBearPig???


4 posted on 11/19/2009 7:15:35 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

I had to look it up too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManBearPig

“ManBearPig” is the sixth episode of the tenth season of Comedy Central’s South Park. It originally aired on April 26, 2006. The episode parodies global warming and Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth.[1]


5 posted on 11/19/2009 7:17:50 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

We recently bought a house from an eco-freak. The first thing we did was replace all the dim curly bulbs with incandescent bulbs. You could go blind trying to read in a place so poorly lit. I feel sorry for children trying to do homework in such an inferior work environment.


6 posted on 11/19/2009 7:32:58 PM PST by kittymyrib
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Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 11/20/2009 3:02:44 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: Lorianne

Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released
Watts Up With That? ^ | 19/11/2009 | Anthony Watts

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 2:39:35 AM by jsh3180

UPDATE: Response from CRU in interview with another website, see end of this post.

The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2390574/posts


8 posted on 11/20/2009 3:22:07 AM PST by widdle_wabbit
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