“No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” solemnly intoned President Barack Obama recently.
The President of the United States is not alone in this fervent new irrational belief that routine economic activities of human beings are causing global temperatures to rise; consequently changing Planet Earth’s climate drastically with the inevitable result of polar ice caps completely melting, sea levels rising hundreds of feet inundating coastlines, vast areas of land turning into deserts, life becoming extinct, and the Earth as we know it ceasing to exist – unless we human beings start making sacrifices to stop the global warming.
Thus, the concept of climate change -- global warming – has become a new religion. The idea is that human beings are committing sin against the planet by over indulging in selfish economic activity. We must believe, confess, repent, seek redemption and salvation for these sins by making sacrifices, i.e. cutting our economic activities to appease the mother planet and save humanity from catastrophe.
Those who don’t believe are ridiculed and vilified by the believers. Those who are unwilling to make human sacrifices are blamed for causing the impending disaster. The unbelievers, infidels if you will, must be forced into submission in order to save the planet from impending doom. Armageddon is approaching and the sinners are responsible.
The global warming alarmists are becoming more hysterical in their arguments, explained Dr Richard Lindzen, professor of meteorology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical,” he said. “You've led an unpleasant life, you haven't led a very virtuous life, but now you're told, you get absolution if you watch your carbon footprint. It's salvation.”
This new religion has been plaguing us – dragging upon the progress of civilization and humanity -- for at least the last two decades. Every time we turn on the T.V., pick up a newspaper, or surf the Internet we’re bombarded by dire predictions about climate change – predictions which never seem to materialize.
In the meantime the same global warming alarmists, President Obama included, are carrying on their own economic activities as usual. They’re driving their cars, flying their airplanes, burning fossil fuels, consuming energy and spewing out greenhouse gasses as much as ever. They’re not making any sacrifices but they expect sacrifices from you and me.
That’s the nature of religion and all the hypocrisy that goes with it. It’s irrational; it’s imaginary; it’s nonsense. But people believe what they are told to believe by their Authority!
And the Authority is telling us: Climate change is the new religion.