In a posting on Townhall.com , Will describes how the entire global warming hoax is collapsing — both at the federal and state level.
Next came the failure of The World’s Last — We Really, Really Mean It — Chance, aka the Copenhagen climate change summit. It was a nullity, and since then things have been getting worse for those trying to stampede the world into a spasm of prophylactic statism.
Then he cites how Todd Stern, Obama’s AGW czar attempts to counter the collapsing situation.
Last week, Todd Stern, America’s Special Envoy for Climate Change — yes, there is one; and people wonder where to begin cutting government — warned that those interested in “undermining action on climate change” will seize on “whatever tidbit they can find.” Tidbits like specious science, and the absence of warming?
It is tempting to say, only half in jest, that Stern’s portfolio violates the First Amendment, which forbids government from undertaking the establishment of religion. A religion is what the faith in catastrophic man-made global warming has become. It is now a tissue of assertions impervious to evidence, assertions which everything, including a historic blizzard, supposedly confirms and nothing, not even the absence of warming, can falsify.
There can be little doubt that man-made global warming activists exhibit all of the characteristics of those promoting a religion. The late Michael Crichton laid it all out in a 2003 speech to the Common Wealth Club in San Francisco:
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.
There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment.
Clearly, such a belief system finds its latest incarnation in the manmade global warming hoax. Politicians and “urban atheists” originally justified their call for massive worldwide wealth redistribution as necessary to obtain salvation from what “scientists” had told them was a coming calamitous judgment day.