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NI Environment Minister blocks green ad

Postby Peter Henderson » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:17 pm

A Northern Ireland minister's decision to block a government advertisement campaign on climate change has led to a call for his removal from office.

The advertisements urged people to reduce energy consumption and cut carbon dioxide output.

But Environment Minister Sammy Wilson claimed the adverts were part of an "insidious propaganda campaign".


He argued that they were "giving people the impression that by turning off the standby light on their TV they could save the world from melting glaciers and being submerged in 40ft of water".

He said that was "patent nonsense".

Mr Wilson said he had written to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to say that the advertising campaign Act on CO2 "was not welcome".

He explained that he did not believe in its message that "man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause of climate change" and that the campaign was contrary to his personal views.


From the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7878399.stm

From the "Tele":

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/ ... 80104.html

Wonder if he's a YEC ?????
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Re: NI Environment Minister blocks green ad

Postby Brian Jordan » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:32 am

Peter Henderson wrote:A Northern Ireland minister's decision to block a government advertisement campaign on climate change has led to a call for his removal from office.
He argued that they were "giving people the impression that by turning off the standby light on their TV they could save the world from melting glaciers and being submerged in 40ft of water".
What's the flaxen equivalent of straw man? Straw man, I suppose... but Google tells me about "retting"...
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Re: NI Environment Minister blocks green ad

Postby Roger Stanyard » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:59 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:
Peter Henderson wrote:A Northern Ireland minister's decision to block a government advertisement campaign on climate change has led to a call for his removal from office.
He argued that they were "giving people the impression that by turning off the standby light on their TV they could save the world from melting glaciers and being submerged in 40ft of water".
What's the flaxen equivalent of straw man? Straw man, I suppose... but Google tells me about "retting"...


Well, have you seen this web site: http://www.godhatesireland.com/ ?

Any connection?
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Re: NI Environment Minister blocks green ad

Postby Brian Jordan » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:56 pm

Roger Stanyard wrote:Well, have you seen this web site: http://www.godhatesireland.com/ ? Any connection?
Is it really the Phelps brigade or a Poe? It's registered anonymously in Grand Cayman.
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Re: NI Environment Minister blocks green ad

Postby Roger Stanyard » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:27 am

Brian Jordan wrote:
Roger Stanyard wrote:Well, have you seen this web site: http://www.godhatesireland.com/ ? Any connection?
Is it really the Phelps brigade or a Poe? It's registered anonymously in Grand Cayman.


Does it matter whether they are a Poe or not as the rhetroric and idiocy are identical?
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