Global Warming Follies

I told you it was a religion!

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on March 24, 2009

And here you thought I was kidding. Wrongo! Now a tribunal in England confirms that belief in global warming can be a religion to some.

An executive sacked from a giant property company can claim he was unfairly dismissed because of his “philosophical belief in climate change”, a judge ruled yesterday.

In the first case of its kind, employment judge David Sneath said Tim Nicholson, a former environmental policy officer, could invoke employment law for protection from discrimination against him for his conviction that climate change was the world’s most important environmental problem.

That conviction amounted to a philosophical belief under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations, 2003, the judge ruled on a point of law at a pre-hearing review of an employment tribunal in London.

So there you have it. Belief in global warming is a religion!

BTW, what the heck is an “environmental policy officer”

(Thanks to Erich for the tip.)



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