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Freedom Association dares to 'Question the Unquestionable'
20th August 2009
As almost any Oil Heating Technician will testify, the HVAC industry has been more affected than most sectors by Climate Change Legislation, originating from both Westminster and Brussels. In less than 20 years, Climate Change has evolved from being an obscure concern voiced by a small number of self styled 'scientists' to become possibly the fastest growing industry on earth.
Amidst allegations that some leading 'mainstream scientists' have sought to stifle debate and discussion on the matter, it is perhaps not too surprising that many who dispute the 'Climate Change Consensus' have ordinarily kept their opinions to themselves. Those who have ventured to put their head above the parapet such as Northern Ireland's former Environment Minister, Sammy Wilson, have faced ridicule and demonisation for daring to 'question the unquestionable'.
However, in an attempt to better understand the issues surrounding Climate Change, the University of York's Freedom Society has organised Climate Week, from the 26th. - 30th. October 2009. It will allow students and the general public to listen to scientists, geologists, politicians and journalists and to freely put across their point of view.
The event will examine the politics and the ethics of climate change science and aims not to present an attack on the Climate Change Industry. Instead, the Society's stated objective is to question the nature of Government's role in funding and acting upon the perceived threat of climate change, and thereafter, to investigate what the proscription of those in the scientific community who voice concern with the Government's position.
The Society admits they are unsure as to whether or not climate change is actually man made. Therefore, it hopes Climate Week will help those present to better understand the various and often conflicting arguments and promote open and free discussion. Just like climate change, the timetable for the event is appropriately described as 'constantly changing and evolving'. However, anyone interested in attending can visit The University of York Freedom Society's website for more information.
The University of York Freedom Society, is a branch of The Freedom Association - a free market libertarian pressure group, was founded in 1975 by Viscount De L'Isle, Norris McWhirter of Record Breakers' Fame, Ross McWhirter and John Gouriet.