1. silicon valley
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    25 Nov '09 00:30
    http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/44519-uk-court-rules-that-global-warming-is-a-religious-belief-not-science

    UK court rules that global warming is a religious belief, not science

    By Andrew Thomas Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:20

    A British man has been told he can take his employer to tribunal on the grounds he was unfairly dismissed because his views on climate change constitute a religious belief.

    Tim Nicholson was employed as head of sustainability by a company in Oxfordshire and was made redundant in 2008. He maintained that his beliefs had contributed to his dismissal and earlier this year, a court ruled he could claim for unfair dismissal under employment equality laws. His employers appealed against the ruling on the grounds that his views on climate change were politically-motivated.

    But now a court has refused the appeal and ruled that Nicholson's beliefs came under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003 that covers "any religion, religious belief, or philosophical belief", forbidding employers to persecute staff on religious grounds.

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    25 Nov '09 00:522 edits
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/44519-uk-court-rules-that-global-warming-is-a-religious-belief-not-science

    UK court rules that global warming is a religious belief, not science

    By Andrew Thomas Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:20

    A British man has been told he can take his employer to tribunal on the grounds he was unfairly dismissed be philosophical belief", forbidding employers to persecute staff on religious grounds.

    ...
    Well, it seems to me that the headline and article took some liberties.

    The key sentence seems to be:

    His solicitor said: "Essentially what the judgment says is that a belief in man-made climate change and the alleged resulting moral imperative is capable of being a philosophical belief and is therefore protected by the 2003 religion or belief regulations."


    So in actuality it seems that it's a "philosophical belief" with no claim that it's "not science".
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    28 Nov '09 13:23
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/44519-uk-court-rules-that-global-warming-is-a-religious-belief-not-science

    UK court rules that global warming is a religious belief, not science

    By Andrew Thomas Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:20

    A British man has been told he can take his employer to tribunal on the grounds he was unfairly dismissed be ...[text shortened]... philosophical belief", forbidding employers to persecute staff on religious grounds.

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    "UK court rules that global warming is a religious belief, not science"

    A ray of light.
  4. Jo'Burg South Africa
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    08 Dec '09 13:52
    the owner of the company was probably an evolutionist? That's what they do dont they?
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