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The Extraordinary Intervention Of Baroness Williams

Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

There was an extraordinary intervention from Baroness (Shirley) Williams in the House of Lords today on the subject of climate change, on the one hand making wild and unscientific claims and on the other demanding that these same claims be taught to children in schools.

Baroness Williams of Crosby (LD):

My Lords, does the noble Baroness agree that one of the key findings of the United States climate change report is that the process of climate change is now much faster than we had expected it to be? The effects are predicted to fall within a matter of a decade or so, rather than 20 or 30 years from now. Given that, will she persuade her friendly Secretary of State for Education to ensure that children in school are made more aware of the absolute necessity of tackling climate change than they are at present?

The demand that children be indoctrinated is all too typical of people who call themselves liberals these days. That’s “liberal” in the same way that the People’s Democratic Republic of China is democratic.

For those that are interested, here’s the full exchange: