The debate over the carbon tax has generated a great deal of controversy in Australia, and during 2011 this included a series of protests and rallies around Australia (including the notorious rally in Canberra). What was notable about these protests was some of the strange claims made by speakers and those attending.
In support of the argument that Dr David Evans is a conspiracy theorist I would ask people to view the following video. On March 23 2011 at a “anti-Carbon Tax” rally Dr David Evans makes the following claim (see 12.15 in the video):
“Official climate science, which is funded and directed entirely by government, promotes a theory that is based on a guess about moist air that is now a known falsehood. Governments gleefully accept their advice, because the only way to curb emissions are to impose taxes and extend government control over all energy use. And to curb emissions on a world scale might even lead to world government — how exciting for the political class!”
Sure, that has no relation to conspiracy theories at all.
For years Evans has been publicly stating his belief in a global conspiracy to install a one world government (see Sceptic Conspiracies library here).
Evans statement at this rally is not an isolated incident: as supporting materials show, this is a claim he regularly makes.