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Environmentalist Chicken Littles
April 23, 1993
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When I saw the heading "Stamping Out Dissent - Too often, unconventional or unpopular scientific views are simply suppressed" (April 26, 1993) I thought to myself:
So Newsweek's going to reveal how environmentalist Chicken Littles have indoctrinated everyone from Al Gore to Margret Thatcher with prophecies of ecological doom; how dissent from whistle-blowers who challenge the conventional wisdom regarding "global warming" is systematically suppressed by green-oriented advocacy journalists. Good for them!
Imagine my dismay when the article turned out to be yet another not so subtle attack against technological civilization. That it came thinly-veiled as a defense of intellectual dissent, invoking Copernicus and Darwin only added insult to injury.
Will anyone be deceived? I wish I could say no, but the rate at which radical environmentalism is filling the ideological vacuum left by Marxism's failure worldwide suggests otherwise.
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC