In mid-December of 2008, over 650 scientists sent to the US Senate’s Committee on the Environment a formal Statement rejecting the notion that “the science is settled” on the alleged anthropogenic (man-caused) origins of so-called “Global Warming.”
Now, half a year later, hardly a day goes by without another prominent scientist joining the ranks of those who reject the decade-old conclusion of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the primary driver of such atmospheric warming are the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from mankind’s burning of fossil fuels—rather than sun cycles, ocean cycles, volcanic activity and other natural causes.
In addition to citing their own scientific data and conclusions, many of these “Deniers” are concluding that the AGW Movement (of which some of them were once supporters) has taken on the worrisome attributes of a pseudo-religious cult—which operates far more on the basis of an apocalyptic “belief” system than on objective climate science.
The Global Warming Movement (AGW) has taken on the worrisome attributes of a pseudo-religious cult
, which operates far more on the basis of an apocalyptic “belief” system than on objective climate science. Since this worldwide Movement and its strident policies of Less Energy at Higher Prices
(in order to achieve reductions in everyone’s “carbon footprint") are at the heart of America’s enormous energy shortfall, it poses a national security threat of major proportions.
And in this context, the AGW Crusade should be understood in a “Know Thy Enemy” frame of reference—perhaps not in terms of a fully conscious or intentional
enemy of the American people at a time of war and economic crisis but as a deadly threat to our economic stability and national security, nonetheless.
Kingdom of the Cults
Here, therefore, in far more detail than any routine allegation of “cultism” conveys, are no fewer than ten of this AGW ideology’s very specific characteristics, many of whose roots and lock-step influences can be found in Walter Martin’s and Ravi Zacharias’ definitive, award-winning 2003 book, “Kingdom of the Cults
Included in this is a specific list of “truths” (see the Ten Commandments
) which must be embraced and proselytized by all Cult members.
Finally, since this AGW juggernaut seems to have brainwashed a majority of Americans, most of the media and academia, a majority of the Congress and even many churches into a mind-set of support for its pseudo-religious scam, a recent Wall Street Journal’s recent conclusion that this represents a “Mass Neurosis” of a cultic nature seems alarmingly accurate.
Truths to be Ignored or Denied
On the more climatically correct side, all that is needed to begin the collapse of this house-of-cards scam is yet another list of certifiable facts and truths—one which will disprove much of the Cult’s mission, tactics and alleged “solutions”—namely,
(a) the fact that while Arctic ice may (or may not, of late) be receding, Antarctic ice has been increasing for about 40 years
(b) the fact that global temperatures have been on a slightly decreasing trend since 1998,
(c) the fact that Mars (which features no man-made factor at all) is experiencing “global warming,” as well,
(d) the fact that Antarctic “ice shelves” which occasionally break off, float away and melt at sea, do not raise ocean levels at all,
(e) the fact that several of the “hottest years” on record were in the 1930s and 1940s, when CO2 levels were much lower than today’s,
(f) the fact that ever more scientists assert convincingly that atmospheric CO2 is a lagging consequence, rather than a triggering cause, of alleged global warming,
(g) the fact that all earlier glacial and inter-glacial periods were clearly caused not by man but by solar, ocean and volcanic cycles and “natural” fluctuations,
(h) the fact that di-hydrogen oxide (H2O) molecules—water vapor—and methane molecules are 20-30 times more heat-retentive than CO2 molecules are,
(i) the fact that termites worldwide expel about as much “greenhouse gasses” into the atmosphere as does all the burning of fossil fuels by human beings,
(j) the fact that even if all Kyoto-type limits on CO2 were obeyed by all nations, the estimated net impact by 2050 would be less than half a degree F—with a ruinous cost-to-benefit ratio of thousands to one, when the standard requirement is no more than one to one.
Conclusion: Since every such Prophet-led, scare-mongering, pseudo-religious conspiracy needs a properly descriptive name, and since this one’s primary concerns over alleged depletion of the so-called “ozone layer” over Antarctica have shifted to a panic over CO2, instead, a fitting name for this cultic gaggle might be the “Branch Carbonian Cult”. Read full post here
. See Why Bringing Sanity Back on Climate Chnge Won’t Be Easy here