The Wall Street Journal‘s Bret Stephens looks at the dwindling congregation of the Church of Global Warming:
How do religions die? Generally they don’t, which probably explains why there’s so little literature on the subject…
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…
Which is where Climategate II comes in. Another peek behind the curtain. Another blow to their credibility. Another highly entertaining paroxysm of rage from their faithful adherents.
I remember the moment when I realized global warming was only going to cool off. When it became obvious the warm-mongers have no idea how ridiculous they are. It was when I saw this:
Hilarious! But then, all religious dogma seems silly when seen from the outside.
Buh-bye, global warming. Say hello to the Ptolemaic system for us!