Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Global Warming Religion

I've often called it the Church of Global Warming, and this Wall Street Journal article is pretty amazing.
Consider the case of global warming, another system of doomsaying prophecy and faith in things unseen.

As with religion, it is presided over by a caste of spectacularly unattractive people pretending to an obscure form of knowledge that promises to make the seas retreat and the winds abate. As with religion, it comes with an elaborate list of virtues, vices and indulgences. As with religion, its claims are often non-falsifiable, hence the convenience of the term "climate change" when thermometers don't oblige the expected trend lines. As with religion, it is harsh toward skeptics, heretics and other "deniers." And as with religion, it is susceptible to the earthly temptations of money, power, politics, arrogance and deceit...

Oh, you definitely want to read more.

8 comments:

muckdog said...

Check out the latest from the Orange Punch blog about global warming. You'll enjoy it. Trust me.

The other thing about those warming folks is that they are sure as certain they can save the planet .

Gawd said...

I agree. Let's get rid of RELIGION.

Can I get and AMEN?

It's an interesting tactic disparaging or belittling faith by someone who espouses faith as a virtue.

Darren said...

Yes, *require* people to get rid of their religion. You atheists are just as totalitarian as you claim the religious are.

Gand said...

"require"?

You've decided to put words in my mouth in order to dodge my identifying the weakness of your argument which basically boils down to "my faith is better than their faith".

If I was ever confused about what "grasping at straws" means, I am certainly no longer.

Darren said...

You can get your panties in a bunch all day long, it doesn't change my criticisms about the Church of Global Warming.

KauaiMark said...

..and not to mention the trash left behind when the gov subsidies run out. (abandoned wind farms)

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech-mainmenu-30/energy/9977-wind-turbines-green-subsidies-under-fire

Anonymous said...

Subsidies shouldn't run out if they fund all energy programs equally, instead of giving most to those that don't need them.

allen (in Michigan) said...

"fund all energy programs equally"? Har! You mean even dumb ones that'll never pay for themselves which means they'll always be on the subsidy umbilical cord? How about we zero out all energy subsidies and see which forms survive?

The lesson of the abandoned wind farms is that wind power isn't for catching wind but catching tax dollars. The electricity that's produced, never worth the cost, stops when the subsidies stop.