Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister said, "The bigger the lie,the more it will be believed".
Taking part in a "low carbon summit" in Parliament this week Prince Charles appealed for an increase in targets aimed at reducing CO2 emissions,attacking so-called climate sceptics as being in denial of a vast body of evidence which has established beyond all reasonable doubt the presence of climate change. He said sceptics accused those who acknowledge the impact of human activity on global warming of "secretly conspiring to undermine and destroy" the world's capitalist system.
There is certainly a vast body of evidence to show that there is climate change - we all know that several thousand years ago the planet went through an ice age for instance!
The prince doesn't 'lie' when saying human activity has an impact on global warming. Of course it does. Every time you or I turn up our central heating we 'have an impact on global warming'- (Since the smoking ban in public places came in one presumes the overall impact of human beings on global warming has diminished due to the fact that smokers are flicking their cigarette lighters or striking their Swan Vesta matches less often!)
I'd have to say the prince is mistaken in saying that the sceptics are accusing the 'global warmists' of SECRETLY conspiring to undermine and destroy the world's capitalist system. Not much of a secret anymore from where I'm standing! Still,true to say that when studied closely the words of the prince weren't actually lies. Intent to deceive? That's for you to decide. I'll just leave you with some facts.
FACT: Scientists have shown (arguably proven) that global warming is NOT caused by carbon emissions but by activity on the Sun.
FACT: Scientists have shown (arguably proven) that historically global warming occurs PRIOR to a rise in carbon emissions.
FACT: Scientists have shown (arguably proven) that the temperature has not risen since 1998 and that we may in fact be entering a global cooling period (Perhaps we should be reopening the coal mines and burning as much fossil fuels as we can to try to stop the arrival of another shivering ice age!)
FACT: Globally it's getting colder by about one degree Fahrenheit per decade.
Some people seem not to want to hear those facts. Some people will say they don't want YOU to either!