Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Eschatological Cult of Climate Change Alarmism

“Sometimes the obsession for control of the climate got a bit out of hand, as in the Aztec state, where the local scientific/religious establishment of the year 1500 had long since announced that the debate was over and that at least 20,000 human sacrifices a year were needed to keep the sun moving, the rain falling, and to stop climate change." (William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton University, Testimony to US Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, 2009)

"Global warming has become a religion." This is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever, Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least few generations. So the proper name for climate alarmism is a cult. And these are the telltale attributes: