Sunday, March 7, 2010

Big Nanny: The Intersection of Orwell & Global Warming In The UK

Dr. Richard North at EU Referendum has posted a a very unsetteling history of the efforts being made by the UK government to influence Brits into believing that man-caused global warming is a reality and to change their lifestyles because of it. Dr. North itemizates the research funded by the UK government to that end since about 2005. It comes out to $33 million spent on marketing and psychological studies. As he concludes, while none of this will be seen as sinister by the AGW crowd, "the idea that our government is spending our money changing our behaviour – especially on such a contentious issue where there is no popular enthusiasm for the changes sought – is getting far too close to Big Brother for comfort."

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