Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Science, nil; alarmism, one.

Ben Pile isn't impressed with the new Climate Change exhibition, 'Atmosphere' at the Science Museum. I haven't visited it yet, but am a regular visitor for pedagogical reasons. However Ben, who advises Godfrey Bloom on Environmental matters has been.
The contrast between the space race and today’s low aspirations epitomised by Atmosphere invites a further comparison of the prevailing ideologies of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and their propaganda. For all the world’s deep and dangerous problems that belied the optimism surrounding the Apollo programme, and of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin’s missions, they remain uplifting reminders of what is possible. The contemporary preoccupation with climate change, on the other hand, yields only joyless propaganda: an antithesis to the progress promised in the past.

It is worth reading the whole thing.

1 comment:

REACH said...

Too many problems can't be solved.