Northern Ireland Environment Minister Stops Global Warming Warnings

Looks like George W. Bush’s ghost has taken possession of Sammy Wilson, Environment Minister in Northern Ireland.

[He] blocked a television advertisement warning of climate change because he did not agree with its message it was a man-made problem.

The advertisement made by the government in London urges people to reduce energy use in the household to help save money and cut emissions of carbon dioxide, which scientists widely believe causes global warming.

…”I don’t think that it needs to be associated as well with the propaganda message that climate change is man-made and that somehow by not having the standby light on your TV you’ll stop the glaciers melting, the world being submerged, … a deluge and all kinds of environmental catastrophes,” he said.

… Wilson, a member of the Democratic Unionist Party which leads Northern Ireland’s power sharing executive, said the ad’s reference to man-made climate change was “insidious New Labour propaganda,” a reference to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s party.

Climate Change Propaganda