Dutch Member of Parliament Thierry Baudet has decided to take the conservative battle for reason and common sense international. The reason he has done so is, of course, that the internationalist globalists are also fighting a worldwide war. If you want to beat them, you’ve got to do the same. You can’t fight a provincial war while they’re fighting everywhere, in every single country.
Forum for Democracy International — the international arm of his domestic party Forum voor Democratie — is using video-sharing platforms to spread the conservative message from the Netherlands. The show is called The Movement and it’s presented by Baudet himself.
In the first episode, Baudet talked about what he calls “Oikophobia,” which means “for oneself,” or for that which is of oneself. It refers to the strange fact that so many, especially in Europe, fear everything their own country stands for. Their own history, their culture, their religion. Everything that’s imported is great, but everything that’s “one’s own” is suspect. Automatically.
In the second episode, Baudet talks about climate change, and it’s what I’d like to draw some attention to. Because in a short seven minutes, Baudet truly destroys the talking point repeated time and again by leftist goons: that 97% of scientists supposedly agree that a) the climate is heating up and b) that this is (largely) due to mankind.
The Big Lie
“How often do we hear,” Baudet says, “that 97% of scientists agree that humans are the cause of climate change; that this climate change is severe, posing a major threat to the planet; and that we need a drastic reduction in our carbon dioxide emissions.”
“All of this, and I do mean all of it, is false. It’s a blatant lie that 97% of scientists agree with it. In reality, only 1.6% agree with [those] statements,” he goes on, after which he explains that there are major disagreements on this among climatologists, geologists, chemists, physicians, and so on.
“This myth” about the 97% was famously propagated by former U.S. President Barack Obama. “On May 16, 2013, he posted, and I quote,” Baudet explains, “’97 percent of scientists agree, climate change is real, manmade and dangerous.’ With this tweet, Obama referred to a paper published the same year by a man named John Cook.”
And that’s where it goes wrong. Because Cook is a “controversial” climate activist who even runs a ridiculous alarmist website called scepticalscience.com. “In this paper, he aims to demonstrate an overwhelming scientific consensus with the obvious intention of strengthening the environmentalist cause. To do so he analyzed 12,000 articles published in learned journals containing the words ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change.’ He then subdivided these articles into seven different categories.”