Gina Reinhart, climate scientist

Gina’s greatest achievement has been to be born as the daughter of Lang Hancock, who discovered a huge iron ore deposit, and became a billionaire developing it. She is also famous for doing everything possible to disinherit his widow, and then engaging in lengthy court disputes with her own children.

Given that the climate catastrophe is real, and here right now and will only get worse as time passes, many of her multifarious business activities have use-by dates. Like all of us regarding some issues (guaranteed, both for you and me), she is experiencing cognitive dissonance regarding the human causes of climate change; indeed, regarding her own personal impact on worsening the situation. This is considerable. She personally is responsible for our speeding toward disaster.

When evidence contradicts our inner beliefs, it is easier to distort reality than to change our beliefs. She is doing this, but then so does everyone else.

Gina has the right to her beliefs, however wrong they are. She is entitled to influence others to join her delusions, however damaging that may be.

Only, we are entitled to disagree with her, and to work against her in every way.

She gave the keynote speech on the 125th anniversary of her old school, and was allocated 5 minutes. She sent a video that went on for 16 minutes. The early parts concerned the history of her connection to the school, then she swung onto her denial of the climate catastrophe, and humans’ role in causing it.

Now, congratulations to the wonderful principal of the school.

She only presented the first five minutes, as scheduled.

No doubt Gina will decline to donate to the school in future, but I agree with the principal. Honesty is worth infinitely more than money.

Great to know, the girls in this picture won’t be brainwashed, but encouraged to follow the science.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to Gina Reinhart, climate scientist

  1. jenran72 says:

    Good to see that Gina doesn’t always set the agenda. I applaud the school principal’s decision to cut the speech.

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