brown calls himself the "new galileo"

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    Look up "hubris" in the Oxford in six years and you'll see a picture of Bob Brown. Surely he cannot be serious?

    Apparently the CO2 emiters are "slave traders" and believe the Sun revolves around the earth.... and by the way Bob it as Nicolaus Copernicus that proffered that theory, not Galileo but why let facts get in the way of a good story.

    "It's not too different to 200 years ago when people were getting rid of slavery in the British Empire and they were told they were going to wreck the economy because it meant their trade-exposed industries couldn't cope with America which still had slavery," says Brown.

    He draws a parallel with Galileo who, in the 1600s, controversially said the sun was at the centre of the universe, not the Earth. He was tried by Inquisition, forced to recant and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

    "I know how Galileo felt when he had to say, 'Oh well, maybe the sun does go around the Earth, not the other way around'," he says. "What we're saying is let's power this planet from the sun instead of polluting coal. And there's a penalty clause attached to that. It's about having the guts to talk about it."
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