Philip Stott, emeritus professor of biogeography at the University of London, points out that in AD1200 Britain was so warm that the Normans made wine in the Welsh Marches.
“Every generation has had an apocalyptic climate myth. The Noah’s flood myth is a classic,” Stott said.
“When the Danes were trying to get Queen Anne of Denmark across to marry King James of Scotland, they couldn’t get her across, year in, year out, because of atrocious storms. They put it down to witchcraft. Then between 1970 and 1990 we were terrified that we were plunging into another ice age.
“The language of climate change is also becoming religious. Part of the myth is that it has to be our sin that causes it. The second part of the myth is that you have to offer up a sacrifice — and here we have to flagellate ourselves, cut down on products, stop the car, actually sacrifice to the earth.”
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