My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Scare-Mongering at its Worse

It seems like every day there is some sort of environmental scare story. But today, we have a tsunami. Have a look at this report from the UN, which claims that two-thirds of our eco-systems are at risk.
The study warns that human activity is putting so much pressure on natural systems that we can no longer take the survival of life on Earth for granted.

It says the way we have obtained our food, fresh water, wood, fibre and fuel over the past 50 years has dangerously degraded the environment. It also warns that we have compromised our ability to address hunger, poverty and improve health care.
In addition, the report claims that 32% of fish, 12% of birds, and 25% of mammals could be extinct in the next 100 years.

And, of course, the CBC has not one skeptical voice in its report. Mark these predictions down.....they will prove as spurious as Paul Ehrlich's "Population Bomb" or the "Club of Rome". If you want something serious to read, go get Bjorn Lomborg's "The Skeptical Environmentalist".