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Prince Charles is No Friend of Science

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMay 9, 2013 9:36 PM


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The Guardianreports that Prince Charles is standing up for climate science and criticizing the forces of climate change denial. If you know about the Prince's GMO fear-mongering and falsehoods about GM crops and his dangerous promotion of alternative medicine (such as homeopathy), then you know he is not the best emissary for science. Indeed, one well-respected scientist has called him a "snake-oil salesman." The British science writer Simon Singh has said the Prince is "ideologically fixated" on unproven alternative health treatments because of his nature-centric philosophy. (The Prince also has a well-known fetish for organic agriculture.) As the Telegraphreported in 2011:

Such is the Prince’s belief in the natural world that he believes in climate change despite not comprehending it, Singh said. ‘Whatever the evidence he would be in favour of combating climate change,’he said. ‘But if there wasn’t evidence he wouldn’t change his mind, I believe. ‘I’m sure he doesn’t understand the science behind it.'

Yeah, that's the guy you want leading the call to action on climate change.

[Official Photo of Prince Charles in his military uniform on his 6oth birthday. Via Guardian.]


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