The Daily Telegraph’s Piers Akerman says the problem with all these Extinction Rebellion people is that they “really haven’t read much” and “they don’t know what they’re talking about”.
The remarks were in reference to comments Mr Akerman had written regarding how the young were not told how a warmer planet would be of more benefit than harm.
“The planet has greened incredibly … since the second world war and this is because we are moving into a marginally warmer but damper period,” Mr Akerman told Sky News.
“All of this has been seen before if you examine the geological record as experts such as the late Bob Carter and … Professor Ian Plimer have done – and it’s all explained in their books.”
“The problem with all these Extinction Rebellion people and the Greta Thunbergs … is that they really haven’t read much and they don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Mr Akerman also said Extinction Rebellion comes out of the “dark green European Marxist inspired manifestos – and it’s out to destroy everything the west stands for but principally capitalism”.
“This is why climate extinction takes its rallies to the centre of London, to the centre of Manhattan and Wall street.
“But they don’t go to the biggest polluters in the world – they don’t go to China.”