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Some people are already trying to have climate change legally defined as a belief...

Climate change believer takes firm to tribunal | Environment | The Guardian

At an employment appeal tribunal in central London today, Dinah Rose QC, for Nicholson, said: "The philosophical belief in this case is that mankind is headed towards catastrophic climate change and that, as a result, we are under a duty to do all that we can to live our lives so as to mitigate or avoid that catastrophe for future generations.

"We say that that involves a philosophical and ethical position. It addresses the question, what are the duties that we own to the environment and why?"

She told Mr Justice Michael Burton - who ruled last year that Al Gore's environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth was political and partisan - that beliefs about "anthropogenic climate change" could be considered a philosophy under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003.

But really this:

ARGeezer:

How can a paper based on a model be critiqued if the model and the data are not available to reviewers chosen by the journal?

has been the crux of this highly charged trench war, and it has been for years on end.

by Nomad on Sat Nov 21st, 2009 at 02:26:13 PM EST
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