Climate Religion…

All the trappings of religion are there. Original sin: Mankind is responsible for these prophesied disasters, especially those slobs who live on suburban cul-de-sacs and drive their SUVs to strip malls and tacky chain restaurants.

The need for atonement and repentance: We must impose a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, which will increase the cost of everything and stunt economic growth.

Ritual, from the annual Earth Day to weekly recycling.

Indulgences, like those Martin Luther railed against: private jet-fliers like Al Gore and sitcom heiress Laurie David can buy carbon offsets to compensate for their carbon-emitting sins.

Corporate elitists, like General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, profess to share this faith, just as cynical Venetian merchants and prim Victorian bankers gave lip service to the religious enthusiasms of their days. Bad for business not to. And if you’re clever, you can figure out how to make money off it.

Believers in this religion have flocked to conferences in Rio de Janeiro, Kyoto and Copenhagen, just as Catholic bishops flocked to councils in Constance, Ferrara and Trent, to codify dogma and set new rules. [source]

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2 thoughts on “Climate Religion…

  1. Ridiculous isn’t it. And we shall all have to comply until they come up with some other proxy mechanism to finance their extracirricular subversion! It’s obvious that they haven’t been able to come up with something as metastatic yet; hence all fits and foam attempts to have us all adore the emperor’s new clothes. 🙂

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  2. I just get really sick of hearing about it. I get sick of all the people who say that the science is not in dispute, when clearly it is. I could go on and on, but I won’t. Not today at least 😀

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