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Humans Make Human Sacrifice For Global Warming

by | 7th, March 2010

ONE of the more sinister aspects of the “climate change miasma is the insistence of campaigners and governments that saving the planet requires personal sacrifice and significant changes in personal lifestyles. However, while we may be dimly aware of government exhortations along those lines, few people realise quite how much of our money is being spent on trying to make us change our ways, writes Richard North.

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A significant amount of that money is spent by one government department, DEFRA, on “behavioural research”, and a record of its recent expenditure provides a chilling testament to the Orwellian world of climate advocacy, where every aspect of our lives is coming under official scrutiny.

The record, which starts in 2005, has the University of Surrey doing a project called “Choice Matters”, exploring how to make sustainability “an automatic and primary part of producer and consumer choice, rather than a self-satisfying added extra.” This cost a relatively modest £21,775.

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For £63,017 meanwhile, the University of Westminster carried out an analysis of existing research relating to “pro-environmental behavioural change”, aiming to contribute towards a better practical understanding of how DEFRA could influence behaviours.

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Cranfield University, on the other hand, took on: “Sustainable development as a “collective choice” problem: theoretical and practical implications”. The aim if

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