6 Feb 2010

David Bellamy, zionism and climate change denial

David Bellamy was the furry faced messenger of environmental concern on the TV back in the 1970s when I was a kid.

The botanist has since become a prominent climate change sceptic.

Now he is endorsing Israel as an exponent of good practice environmentalism.

Israel's militarism including the recent admission of using white phosperous in Gaza doesn't look green to me.

Depressing, he looks like a hired gun to me or may be he really does believe that climate change is a con and Israel is green?

Answers on a postcard please (or a blog comment)!

In 1989 he stated:

"The profligate demands of humankind are causing far reaching changes to the atmosphere of planet Earth, of this there is no doubt. Earth's temperature is showing an upward swing, the so-called greenhouse effect, now a subject of international concern. The greenhouse effect may melt the glaciers and ice caps of the world causing the sea to rise and flood many of our great cities and much of our best farmland."

More recently he notes:

'I have spent over 50 years of my life talking to and about plants, while doing my bit to recycle carbon dioxide to keep the living world going round and round. Today, children are taught that carbon dioxide is a poison. No — it is odorless, colorless, and non-toxic. We drink it in fizzy drinks and lager, and it puts the rise in our daily bread. Most importantly, it is one of the most important components of all life — photosynthesis converts CO2 into oxygen and carbon, life’s main building blocks. As long as plants have sufficient water and nutrients, their growth is enhanced by rising concentrations of carbon dioxide. CO2 is the free airborne fertilizer of the world.'

Its a bit mad, nobody says CO2 is a poison but it does cause climate change, nobody says water is a poison but too much of it does cause drowning....Bellamy does seem to be using some half arsed arguments that would shame the Daily Mail or perhaps not.

More here


Anonymous said...

Johnny Ball is another ex-TV presenter who has lost the plot in recent years.

Derek Wall said...

yes I have debated with him on Sky, sad because he is really nice guy!

Anonymous said...

Anything to have a pop at the jews eh?

Andy in NZ said...

I actually voted Green in the last NZ election.
However, after spending some weeks studying the climategate stuff, and looking at this so-called "Science" of Global Warming, its dodgy data, iffy algorithms, and cagey behaviour amongst the so-called consensus, I have to say that I am absolutely disgusted bu everything I see, and will never support any Green party ever again.

I am a very enviromentally concious person, politically centre-left, and take an active interest in sustainable technologies. I am also a climate skeptic, because I understand science and I have 3 degrees including a PhD to back that up.

I am sick of these patronising green eco-warriors using offensive terminology like "denier" and a complete non-understanding of the complexities of the planet to justify their oil-hating views and impose it on the rest of us.

The world is waking up to this scam, and Green politics has been set back decades as a result.

You sad people.

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