Thursday, January 11, 2007

Capitalist Bastards of the Week

I know it is only Thursday, but I don't think there will be anyone to top this one. According to the BBC:

Chrysler's chief economist Van Jolissaint has attacked European attitudes to global warming, describing climate change as "way, way in the future, with a high degree of uncertainty".
Uncertainty??? Only if you read the loonies in the Daily Mail. However, in the world of science, a world of research alien to those that claim to be 'journalists', there is no such uncertainty. The report in Science clearly showed that there was no scientific disagreement about climate change. In fact, it was also pointed out that
Mmmmm, none eh? But what about this uncertainty??? Some people seem pretty sure. Like the renowned scientist and all round expert on global warming, Melanie Phillips:
'claims of a 'consensus' on climate change become ever more strident, new climate science research continues to unravel the computer model predictions of the carbon apocalypse.

Reason is fighting back.'
Looks to me like reason is dying on it's arse. Even if you could reasonably argue that it isn't proven, is it worth the risk?? If there is even an element of doubt, wouldn't you err on the side of caution?? This is a problem that could cause millions of deaths around the globe. But then I guess that ain't so important when there is money to be made by selling flashy motors.
Well done Chrysler, you are officially Capitalist Bastards of the Week.