Monday, June 17, 2013

Global Warming and the religious left

The left may pride itself on banishing primitive superstitions.  What they have done, though, often appears to be merely replacing one superstition with another.  Taking 'global warming,' for example.  Even though over 30,000 American scientists are on record opposing the alarmist view of global warming, the left believes in it strongly not merely as 'science' but as religion.  Take, for example, this article by Alan Weisman from CNN which attributes god-like qualities to the planet

In support of his thesis, Weisman cites "gaia-scientist" James Lovelock.  Two years after Weisman's CNN piece, even Lovelock came out against global warming alarmism.

Weisman is not alone in merging environmentalism with religion.  Writing in the Chronicle of Education, Pascal Bruckner explores the parallels between global warmism and religion:
Consider the meaning in contemporary jargon of the famous carbon footprint that we all leave behind us. What is it, after all, if not the gaseous equivalent of Original Sin, of the stain that we inflict on our Mother Gaia by the simple fact of being present and breathing? We can all gauge the volume of our emissions, day after day, with the injunction to curtail them, just as children saying their catechisms are supposed to curtail their sins. [Emph. added]
PREVIOUSLY on the subject of liberals replacing irrational old religions with just as irrational religions or spiritualities:
UN invokes Mayan goddess in support of 'global warming'
Orthodox environmentalism
Democrats twice as likely to think they have seen a ghost
Obama campaign is a "transcendent" "religious" movement
Atheism is a belief shared by Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, and Democrats
Obama supporters tell of spiritual conversion
Obama's church and its Black Liberation Theology
Toy guns at Yale: Political correctness as a primitive religion

PREVIOUSLY on support for global warming:
Engineers and geoscientists are overwhelmingly skeptical of IPCC and global warming alarmism
Study: those most knowledgeable about science are least fooled by climate alarmists
It is never too cold for a Climate Crisis Rally
Science versus the UN: 125 scientists expose UN's fraudulent claims
Global warming hypocrite of the day is Arnold

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