Katharine Murphy and Brendan Nicholson, Canberra and Richard Baker
February 28, 2007
HARD-CORE global warming sceptics will descend on Canberra today for the release of a book claiming environmentalism is the new religion.
Former mining executive Arvi Parbo will launch Ray Evans’ new publication, Nine Facts About Climate Change, at a function at Parliament House.
The book claims climate change is nothing new and declares Howard Government investments in solar power and in cleaning up coal a “complete waste of taxpayers’ money”.
“Environmentalism has largely superseded Christianity as the religion of the upper classes in Europe and to a lesser extent in the United States,” Mr Evans says in the publication.
“It is a form of religious belief which fosters a sense of moral superiority in the believer, but which places no importance on telling the truth,” he says.
“The global warming scam has been, arguably, the most extraordinary example of scientific fraud in the postwar period.”