All Scientists are Sceptics ~Professor Bob Carter

Whenever someone asserts that a scientific question is “settled,” they tell me immediately that they don’t understand the first thing about science. Science is never settled. Dr David Deming

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis ~Professor Stewart Franks

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Religion of Global Warming or is it GAIA

American Thinker has an item by W.A. Beatty titled   
It is no coincidence that man-made global warming, or climate change, or whatever it's called this week, got very popular as an issue just as the Soviet Union fell.  It is the top-down centralized government's last best hope of controlling the masses.  And like other forms of socialist totalitarian worldviews, it is a religion as well.
Beatty adds that "Man-made Global Warming is an earth-worshipping religion. " Sounds a little like Professor Tim Flannery's GAIA worship.

Tim Blair, in his column in the Daily Telegraph once wrote:

A couple of months ago, author and dinosaur-bone specialist Tim Flannery told a Sydney audience that "within this century, the concept of the strong Gaia will actually become physically manifest.
"This planet, this Gaia, will have acquired a brain and a nervous system that will make it act as a living animal, as a living organism."
Beatty adds that "as with most religions, it is susceptible to the earthly temptations of money, power, politics, arrogance, and deceit."

Global warmists have an unshakable faith that man-made carbon emissions will produce a hotter climate, causing natural disasters.  Their insistence that we can be absolutely certain that this will come to pass is based not on science, but on faith. 
All the trappings of religion are here:
  • Original sin: Mankind is responsible for the prophesied disasters, especially those of us who live in suburbs and drive our SUVs to strip malls and chain restaurants.
  • The need for atonement and repentance: We must impose a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, which will raise the cost of everything and stunt economic growth.
  • Rituals: We must observe Earth Day, and we must recycle.
  • Indulgences: Private jet-fliers like Al Gore and sitcom heiress Laurie David can buy carbon offsets to compensate for their carbon-emitting sins.
  • Prophecy and faith in things unseen: Advocates say we must act now before it is too late.

Beatty then discusses  how rich countries must pay and further US matters including Obama's contribution to the religion.
Global warming is harsh toward skeptics, heretics, and other "deniers."  One of the most dangerous features of the global warming religion is its level of intimidation of the heretics, the non-believers.  For example, former Vice President Al Gore called skeptics "global warming deniers."  Many climatologists have been intimidated into silence, or have had calls to punish them go out.
There is much at stake in getting people to believe in the global warming religion -- so much so that some scientists, using government grants, are fraudulently manipulating climate data and engaging in criminal activity, as revealed in what has been called "Climategate" or "Fakegate."  Disclosure of the Climategate e-mails in November 2009 showed how the global warming clergy was willing to distort evidence and suppress dissenting views in the interest of the faith.
Read more at American Thinker.
Dr. Beatty earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University.  He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making.  He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired.  Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.  He blogs at rwno.limewebs.com.

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