June 13th 2009

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: Beijing mocks Universal Declaration of Human Rights

EDITORIAL: Recession: end of the beginning ... or beginning of the end?

EUTHANASIA: Dr Death's travelling road show

POPULATION: Billionaire club seeks to curb world's population

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Is Barnaby Joyce a leader in the making?

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Why Rudd's emissions trading scheme should be defeated

GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: Fundamental change is needed, but probably won't happen

GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR: FBI foils new terrorist attack on New York

SRI LANKA: Mass carnage of Tamils in war without witnesses

INDIA: India's Congress alliance's strengthened mandate

CHINA: Growth slump worries Beijing leadership

ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: Japan set to expand its naval capabilities

OBITUARY: Jerzy Zubrzycki MBE CBE AO - A champion of human freedom and dignity

OPINION: Employee share ownership under threat

AS THE WORLD TURNS: The word is out/ Sharia law vs. prairie law

Housing affordability and land prices (letter)

Religious zeal (letter)

Fuddled logic (letter)

Contrarianism? (letter)

CINEMA: 'The Baader Meinhof Complex' - film whitewashes notorious terrorist gang

BOOKS: I AM MELBA: A Biography, by Ann Blainey

BOOKS: AN AWKWARD TRUTH: The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942, by Peter Grose

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Religious zeal (letter)

by P.C. Wilson

News Weekly, June 13, 2009

Nowhere in Dr Brian Lloyd's attack on "the climate contrarians" - to use his quaint phrase (Letters, News Weekly, May 30) - does he produce any evidence to show that the earth is warming.

By contrast, the man he denigrates, Professor Ian Plimer, has backed up his thesis by exploring the incredibly complex mix of elements involved in any climate change.

As "an intelligent observer", Dr Lloyd must surely know that relying on the science fiction of computer models is the best way to get it wrong.

And as for the "religious zeal" of his opponents, Dr Lloyd should look at some of his strange bedfellows - Peter Garrett ("the science is settled"), Al Gore ("polar bears now an endangered species"), and Ross Garnaut (little will be left of Kakadu or the Great Barrier Reef unless "something is done").

At long last, the public is waking up - to Lloyd, Garnaut, Garrett and Gore.

(Mr) P.C. Wilson,
Miami, Qld

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