It should come no surprise that The Age has started publishing opinion pieces sceptical of climate change after Gina Rinehart’s share buying spree and the appointment of her close friend Jack Cowen to the Fairfax board.
Today The Age published a piece by climate crank David Evans:
“…There are huge vested interests in the theory of man-made climate change. They will soon have to face up to the fact that they have been unwittingly relying on assumed amplification by humidity for most of the predicted temperature increases, and that the amplification is not there in reality.”
And so it begins.
Gina Rinehart – who now has a huge stake in Fairfax – has spoken approvingly of Evans work (see here):
”Further you may wish to consider the scientist and mathematician, Dr David Evans view in an article titled “Evidence Speaks – It’s a Scam”, he has recently provided four other evidential tests against which global warming can be assessed, which have been independently confirmed by others.
The four key pieces of evidence that Evans presents, and the graphs which relate to each, are available here at (http://sciencespeak.com/evidence.pdf). They concern the complex computer climate models that provide the main basis for warming alarmism…”
Evans is the man who likes to call himself a “rocket” scientist”, even though he has not worked at NASA.
He also “suspects” a vast cabal of banking families are behind the “climate scam”.
To quote Evans himself:
“…There are a small number of families who, over the centuries, have amassed wealth through financial rent seeking. They are leading members of the paper aristocracy. For example, the Rothschild’s are the biggest banking family in Europe, and were reputed to own half of all western industry in 1900. That sort of wealth doesn’t just dissipate, because unless the managers are incompetent the wealth tends to concentrate. The banking families don’t work for a living in the normal sense, like the rest of us. They avoid scrutiny and envy by blending in and make themselves invisible. Since they own or influence all sorts of media organizations, it isn’t too hard. There are unsubstantiated rumors and conspiracy theories, but nobody can really credibly say how much wealth and influence they have…
And Fairfax feels fit to give such cranks a public platform? Actually, I’m not at all surprised. This leaves no doubt that the Rinehart is seeking to use Fairfax to push her agenda.
So that completes the circle: News Corporation and now Fairfax in the hands of billionaire climate change deniers.
We all saw this coming.