Despite clear and notable dissension in the global "Scientific Community" (a designation I always have trouble granting, given the deeply religious nature of most modern science) concerning the legitimacy of Global Warming, President Obama and the EPA want us to make monumental, massively expensive changes in how we use energy, etc.
Am I the only one who has a sense that Global Warming will be the embarrassing marker capturing the essence of this humanistic, arrogant, age in which we live?
Looking back at the pre-Galileo days when people thought earth was the center of the universe I admit to snickering about their naivete. The Global Warming hoax is far worse. In the pre-Galileo days there was limited perspective and ability to assess the true nature of Earth and it's position in space, etc. In time evidence emerged that painted an accurate picture. The notion of Global Warming has more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese with a waning consensus among world scientists, yet, politicians and various idealogs drive the concept forward.
In the core of my being I think the promotion of the Global Warming ruse is the product of two motives. One is genuine (albeit, genuinely mistaken), stemming from a thoroughly committed humanism that boasts a very high view of man (his ability to impact the Earth and his superior intellectual capabilities) rooted deeply in evolutionary philosophy. This perspective causes a distorted view of the "evidence" and even tends to find stuff where it doesn't exist. When I'm out deer hunting I can't tell you how many times I think I see a deer somewhere, only to find out it's a log or a clump of leaves hanging off a tree. I expect to see deer, I want to see deer, so I see them where they don't exist. I think this describes what so many of the Global Warming crowd are doing with scant evidence. The other motive that drives some concerning Global Warming is older than the discipline of science itself- the almighty dollar. Certain segments of industry and business stand to become marvellously wealthy if President Obama and other world leaders are able to ram various sorts of climate legislation through. It has the potential to effect virtually every segment of commerce- energy production, food production, travel, etc. Al Gore won't be the only one to get rich off this scam. I often look back at John Tetzel, the heretic who peddled indulgences just before the Protestant Reformation. I don't think Tetzel had any care in promoting the Roman Church or in building St. Peter's through selling pieces of paper that granted the payer (or his long dead relative) absolution and freedom from Purgatory. I think Tetzel saw a way to make money and went for it. The legitimacy of indulgences wasn't even on his radar. There's a huge segment of people and business that are probably smart enough to see the joke Global Warming is, but are salivating and plotting how to make the most money from it.
What a strange era we are living in.
Greg Gutfield read my mind (or post)- Read his thoughts here.