Guardian: What climate denial, oil addiction and xenophobia have in common: Neocons

Leader of UKIP Nigel Farage takes the applause

In one story this month [at Breibart UK], for instance, Delingpole lauded a new US poll which found that: “More Americans believe in God than in man-made global warming.” Only 33% of respondents, the poll showed, are confident that average global temperatures are rising mostly due to human-caused greenhouse gasses.
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[Andre] Walker’s story [at Breibart UK] on the report quoted a spokesman for British education minister Michael Gove, saying that teachers who do not offer a “balanced” view on climate change issues are breaking the law. “There has been concern for a number of years about teachers using the classroom to preach radical ideas,” commented Walker, before throwing in a bone for his former party: “The Thatcher government introduced the National Curriculum in 1988 because some schools spent so much time on ‘trendy’ causes that they had little time left for the basics.”
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While attacking environmental science and activism, Breitbart UK simultaneously revels in being an unadulterated mouthpiece for right-wing ideology without even a semblance of editorial objectivity. Literally dozens of ‘news’ articles over the last month, many by editor Raheem Kassam, offer gushing praise for the anti-environmentalist UK Independence Party (UKIP) – which as far right expert Dr Matthew Goodwin of the University of Nottingham explains, has “considerable overlaps with the extreme right.”
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The bizarre Breitbart marriage between climate-denying Delingpole and extremism-obsessed Kassam is perhaps not all that bizarre. It represents the disturbing logic of how Anglo-American neoconservative ideology is attempting to influence public and politics by harnessing anti-science discourse and rehabilitating the extreme right.

Both these activities happen to support two intertwined goals: empowering Anglo-American control of Middle East fossil fuels, and criminalising peaceful activism that could undermine this control…

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