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SHOCKER: 'The Heretic,' A Play About a Global Warming Skeptic Gets Rave Reviews
Somewhat Reasonable ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jim Lakely

Posted on 02/22/2011 8:37:57 PM PST by seamus

The Heartland Institute knows all about global warming skepticism. Indeed, you could say we wrote the book. So we were surprised that a play about global warming skepticism called "The Heretic" is now running in London — and that the left-wing Guardian newspaper gave it favorable notice. A quick summary of the play:

[It] starts from a promising premise: the isolation of Dr Diane Cassell, a leading light in the earth sciences department of a Yorkshire university. Her speciality is measuring sea levels in the Maldives, and her pragmatism leads her to conclude they have not risen in 20 years.

Inevitably her climate-change scepticism lands her in trouble: She gets death threats from Sacred Earth Militia, is at odds with her anorexic Greenpeace daughter, and is eventually suspended by her faculty boss and former lover. Her consolation is a student, Ben, whom she induces to share her strictly scientific approach to global warming.

The story of being ostracized — and even threatened — for daring to state publicly that the climate data leads to a non-alarmist position is not uncommon to the many scientists who have presented their heterodox findings at Heartland's five International Conferences on Climate Change. (Click the following links for footage of conference one, and two, and three, and four and five.)

Long-time British television presenter Johnny Ball is especially moved by the production of that play. Ball had produced science shows for the BBC for decades, and he wrote a piece in the London Daily Mail today titled "Beware the global warming fascists: Johnny Ball on how he has been vilified for daring to question green orthodoxy."

Of the play, Ball wrote:

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heartland.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; heretic; play; skeptic; theater; theheretic

1 posted on 02/22/2011 8:38:00 PM PST by seamus
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To: seamus

If all the hoopla over global warming dies down, which it seems to be doing except among extremists, how is Al Gore going to spend his time?


2 posted on 02/22/2011 8:49:16 PM PST by baa39
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To: seamus

Wow!

Great find, seamus!

Slowly but surely the citizens of the world are throwing off the slave chains of the fake AGW self-appointed massas.

The movement to free ourselves has been gathering steam in the USA — more that fewer people reject this attempt to control us.

It is GREAT to see our EU cousins embrace the same anti-slavery, pro-intelligence perspectives.

AND, for anyone who wants to know, AGW is NOT a Scientific Theory by modern scientific criteria. It is merely a well-funded collection of hypotheses (actually, guesses) where the end result is paid for and scientific prostitutes work backwards to make the data fit the proper political conclusions.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 8:51:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: baa39
If all the hoopla over global warming dies down, which it seems to be doing except among extremists, how is Al Gore going to spend his time?

I'm less concerned with 'how' than I am with 'where'. IMNSHO, it should be a cell of some sort, the only debatable point being should it be prison, or padded?

the infowarrior

4 posted on 02/22/2011 8:52:24 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: baa39

Get with it, it is not Global Climate Change - any minuscule change in the climate is due to man’s evil rape of the environment, and must be stopped!


5 posted on 02/22/2011 8:52:56 PM PST by GregoryFul (Obama - Jim Jones redux)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


6 posted on 02/22/2011 8:57:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: GregoryFul

Oh, yeah, sorry I forgot. I’ll go buy some carbon credits to make amends.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 8:58:44 PM PST by baa39
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To: freedumb2003

Thanks, freedumb2003. Your comment is spot-on. We can only hope that Mr. Ball’s perspective on this issue is gaining traction across the pond — for all our sakes.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 9:00:36 PM PST by seamus
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To: infowarrior
I'm less concerned with 'how' than I am with 'where'. IMNSHO, it should be a cell of some sort, the only debatable point being should it be prison, or padded?

Rest assured, infowarrior: Padded walls will not be in the matrix for Mr. Gore — at least not in our lifetimes. Something much worse is in store for him: Eternal mockery, once history catches up.

It might take some time, but our grandchildren will have a hearty laugh. And their mockery of Gore will be leavened with our wisdom.

9 posted on 02/22/2011 9:08:57 PM PST by seamus
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To: baa39

Horrifying female masseuses with his ghastly body, if the past is any guide.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 9:15:30 PM PST by OddLane
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To: OddLane

Hey, OddLane. Let’s keep it family-friendly (even mentally). :-)


11 posted on 02/22/2011 9:26:39 PM PST by seamus
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To: seamus; OddLane
Hey, OddLane. Let’s keep it family-friendly (even mentally). :-)

Somebody mislaid the brain bleach again?

12 posted on 02/22/2011 10:22:19 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: baa39

“how is Al Gore going to spend his time?”

Water skiing at the North Pole.


13 posted on 02/22/2011 10:36:21 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: seamus

A bigger shock to me is that this is “Breaking News”. But, I digress...


14 posted on 02/22/2011 10:44:41 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: baa39

“If all the hoopla over global warming dies down, which it seems to be doing except among extremists, how is Al Gore going to spend his time?”

Don’t worry. Con men always have some scam working or in the works.


15 posted on 02/22/2011 11:11:32 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Army Air Corps; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; ...
Thanx Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 02/23/2011 3:40:50 AM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: seamus

Maybe this play will be the “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” of the Globull Warming Idiocy era..................


17 posted on 02/23/2011 6:18:29 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: baa39

algore will be spending his time managing the 10’s of millions of dollars he made off of the global warming scam.


18 posted on 02/23/2011 6:25:20 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: seamus

“Long-time British television presenter Johnny Ball is especially moved by the production of that play. Ball had produced science shows for the BBC for decades”

The last conservative person on TV in the UK had a TV show ~30 years ago. Yeah.


19 posted on 02/23/2011 6:25:53 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: seamus
"Her consolation is a student, Ben, whom she induces ..."

Her consolation is a student, Ben, whom she inSEduces

20 posted on 02/23/2011 6:29:01 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: baa39

I hope he just DIES of boredom! (dramatic brush of hand across forehead)


21 posted on 02/23/2011 7:11:30 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: seamus

“Sacred Earth Militia.” That alone is brilliant.


22 posted on 02/23/2011 7:50:50 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: seamus

Global Warming is so 90’s


23 posted on 02/23/2011 7:59:52 AM PST by MNDude
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To: seamus

I’m very impressed that the liberal Guardian is beginning to recognize the fraud. If they can do it, any media outlet can.


24 posted on 02/23/2011 9:06:52 AM PST by Objective Scrutator (Liberals will kill your family if they are keeping a Democrat from a Congressional seat)
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To: baa39
If all the hoopla over global warming dies down, which it seems to be doing except among extremists, how is Al Gore going to spend his time?

"...yes, I would certainly like to address your questions on the topic of 'climate change', but first I would be remiss if I didn't bring to your attention a matter of dire importance, that being the recent disturbing and irrefutable findings by top scientists all over the world that we're all going to die from (insert apocalypse of choice here) if we don't act now...."

IOW, SOS-DD (Same Old S***, Different Day)

25 posted on 02/23/2011 11:58:48 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Misdirection, at the least. Green growth is meant to be sustained growth, evidence be damned.

http://www.thedailybell.com/1781/UN-Switch-From-Fear-to-Greed-to-Promote-New-Green-Tax.html


26 posted on 02/23/2011 1:37:24 PM PST by MurrietaMadman (If it isn't a Party shortcut, count on it mostly going downhill.)
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To: seamus

Interesting. It’s at the Royal Court, one of the most fanatically left-wing theatre companies in the world. When they are not doing crazy agit prop they do truly excellent work. But I noticed it’s playing at the smaller, downstairs theatre, not the main auditorium.


27 posted on 02/24/2011 4:04:06 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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