Tory MEP confuses science with faith

A Conservative Party MEP today launched a stinging personal attack, with potentially discriminatory connotations, on the Nobel laureate, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri – one of the world’s foremost climate experts.

Writing on ConservativeHome, Roger Helmer said that Pachauri’s concerns about the impact of meat farming on carbon emissions were:

“not surprising, perhaps, seeing that in terms of faith he is a Hindu.”

Dr Pachauri is the head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which advises world leaders on what is required to keep global temperatures from reaching dangerously high levels.

Helmer also accused Lord Stern of being “the pin-up economist of the climate hysteria movement” and said one of the reasons he got things “so wrong” is that he was “ignoring the up-sides” of global warming.

Chairman of the liberatarian Freedom Association, Helmer has called the “climate alarmist scare” a “media driven frenzy” and argued it’s a conspiracy to get “more power for governments and supra-national institutions like the EU and the UN.”

Meanwhile in the US, Senator Inhofe has called global warming the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” Today the Washington Post – a paper with a history of climate denial – accused Senator Inhofe of being “the last flat-earther.”

If only it were so.

11 Responses to “Tory MEP confuses science with faith”

  1. Left Foot Forward

    Tory MEP Roger Helmer confuses science with faith – says IPCC head concerned about methane because he's Hindu //bit.ly/1G3Xmu

  2. Rory

    The way climate change deniers are tarred with the same brush as racists, homophobes, sexists, etc, etc is to me deeply disturbing and suggests the Left really has lost all sense of perspective.

  3. Billy the Kid

    Right on Rory.

    They never take the heat from the sun into account – the female ‘scientist’ agreed that on the Today program yesterday and how come the worlds getting colder?

    The Inconvenient truth is the fact no one is listening to Labour anymore. Too many wars and killing from this bloodthirsty bunch of George Bush lovers.

    Anthony Charles Linton Blair and Harriet Harman and they criticize the Tories as toffs?

    Brown not even elected by his own party is a lying disgrace and people on Labour blogs still support them?

    He spent £12500 in cash to his brother with no receipts for cleaning a two bedroomed flat. No receipts, cash to his brother for cleaning?

    Do you people think we’re f**king stupid? Who do you think we are? We pay for Browns TWO houses. How clean was his flat?

    Cutting defence spending while we are at war and Bob Ainsworth?

    Tessa Jowell’s husband is a ‘Tax Avoidance Lawyer’. A tax avoidance lawyer in the Labour Party?

    Lenin called people like that “Useful Idiots” – how right he was….

  4. Roger Helmer MEP

    So now we have it. Merely to remark that someone recommending a vegetarian diet is also a Hindu constitutes “a stinging attack with potentially discriminatory connotations”. Come off it guys. It’s comments like this that give political correctness a bad name.

  5. Henry

    I’m confused. Cameron makes, or made, a great song & dance about being green, but most of his troops (no doubt being relevantly qualified scientists) are climate-change deniers. Can someone explain?

  6. Charlie

    Because the true Tory’s are still the norman-tebbo mob.

  7. Roger Helmer MEP

    I have yet to meet a climate change denier. The climate has always changed, over the short, medium and long-term. Recent changes have been small against the backdrop of the last million years.

  8. Percy

    “Cameron makes, or made, a great song & dance about being green”
    There’s a huge jump between being “green” and doing things that care for the environment, to saying that a slight increase in a couple of gasses will bring about the end of society as we know it therefore we should end all freedoms of society as we know it, just in case – and then calling people names who don’t agree with you.

  9. Billy the Kid

    Not being ‘green’ is not a crime yet.

    Backward yes but not a crime

    With these Control Freaks in government mind you it will be.

    The election cannot come soon enough.

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