RIP: Aussie skeptic Ray Evans, ‘founder of the Lavoisier Group, one of the earliest centers of resistance anywhere to the global warming alarmism’
Ray Evans entry in Climate Depot's 2010 Special Report: 'More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming":
Global warming author and engineer Ray Evans, one of the founders of the Australian Lavoisier Group, published "Nine Facts About Climate Change" in February 2007. "Environmentalism has largely superseded Christianity as the religion of the upper classes in Europe and to a lesser extent in the United States," Evans writes in his publication. "It is a form of religious belief which fosters a sense of moral superiority in the believer, but which places no importance on telling the truth," he says. "The science from the anthropology point of view has collapsed. The carbon-dioxide link is increasingly recognised as irrelevant," Evans wrote. "CO2 only has a limited greenhouse effect in the atmosphere," he argues. "A ‘saturation effect' makes the carbon dioxide reduction road to salvation a ‘completely futile and irrational exercise in faith''' he says. On March 26, 2007, Evan further explained his views. "What is of very great importance to us now is to look for explanations as to why institutions such as the CSIRO so easily and carelessly
abandoned reason, and decided to go with the faith alone crowd,'' he said. "We have quite a way to go before reason can overcome hysteria in this debate," he added.