Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned. The Department for International Development in 2010 cited the need to fight climate change as one of the key reasons for pressing ahead with such programmes. The document argued that reducing population numbers would cut greenhouse gases, although it warned that there were “complex human rights and ethical issues” involved in forced population control.Global warming has not adversely impacted India’s agriculture production which has been increasing over the last five years, the Rajya Sabha was informed. “In the last five years, wheat, rice, sugarcane and cotton production has not dropped, but increased,” agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said during Question Hour. “In fact,” he said, “except for Nigeria, no negative impact of global warming has been reported globally so far”.
True to form, the overwhelming majority of press outlets failed to report the juiciest global-warming gossip of the week a change of heart on the issue by one of the world’s most celebrated environmentalists. Also true to form, the press failed to report the most profound science story of the week a startling theory that not only absolves humans of blame in global warming but sheds light on another taboo subject: shortcomings in Darwin’s theory of evolution. Suddenly, the godfather of global warming is being condemned as everything from over-the-hill (he’s 92 and shows no signs of slowing down) to allegations he’s just seeking publicity for his new book and playing into the hands of climate deniers.
All these allegations are absurd. Lovelock is a self-made genius, who already has all the fame he needs. What’s marked Lovelock’s scientific career, however, is his willingness to test theories against real-world observation. Love of theory is the root of all evil. Love of truth, on the other hand, is the root of all that is good. When and if a theory describes reality without error it is no longer a theory but truth. If a theory does not describe reality perfectly, then it is not true. To love a theory over truth is the mark of madness. Or of Enlightenment. Or, nowadays often, of tenure. ( By Dr. Benny Peiser ) Just watch the video below to better understand this argument.