Pope Gore and the religion of nutjobs

Like all Human-Based (Humanist) Religions, this one too will fail miserably when confronted with robust, monotheistic religions that have actually made this world more livable. They always look like their winning up until the moment they lose.

The sad thing about the article is that it actually seems to appreciate the “religiosity” of environmentalism, even as it recognizes the dangers. Every human being should be interested in keeping the earth clean and healthy. No one should be stupid enough to believe Pope Gore and his merry band of Malthusian regulators have any interest in that goal. They want control – for the sole purpose of political power, along with a way to enrich their greedy friends.

Environmentalism is now a religion, and being overtaken by extremism

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which will be celebrated this year, according to the Earth Day Network, by more than a billion people in 190 countries. When Earth Day started in 1970 few people would have expected it to become a globally observed religious holiday with its own Ten Commandments, including “use less water,” “save electricity,” “reduce, reuse, recycle,” and “spread the word.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants people everywhere to “commit to action” in defense of the Earth.

America’s leading environmental historian, William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin, calls environmentalism a new religion because it offers “a complex series of moral imperatives for ethical action, and judges human conduct accordingly.”

When environmental religion seeks a return to an earlier primitive and natural existence, it is embracing utopian dreams that easily can pose a danger to man and earth alike.

Environmentalism = Religion

The Wall Street Journal started writing Op-Eds in the 80s that started to make the point that Environmentalism, as practiced by the intransigent ideologues of the left, looked more like a religion than a science (or even a political movement).

Now, with the faked science behind anthropic global warming collapsing, the environmentalists are calling for their first “High Priest.” It’s delicious to see this actually happen.

Wanted: an eco prophet
People are drifting into a lethal slumber on climate change. More of the same won’t wake them up

It’s an exceptionally inconvenient truth. Only one American in three believes that human beings are responsible for climate change: a polling result 10% down on where opinion rested the year before. Worse, the number of Americans who believe that climate change is a hoax or a scientific conspiracy – not doubting, just damned blank certain – has doubled since 2008. Add in those who assert that the changes, if any, are of “no significant concern”, and you’ve got 30% of the US denying, scoffing and just walking on by.

Are the issues clearer, the people more committed, here in Britain? Call for the latest evidence from Ipsos Mori – and find that the proportion of UK adults who believe that global warming is “definitely” a reality has plummeted from 44% to 31% in the last 12 months. Figures like these, on both sides of the Atlantic, are getting more sceptical week by week. The real change of electoral climate is that fewer and fewer voters pay any heed to scientists and politicians.

None of it has a ring of renewed confidence. And the plain fact is that we surely need a prophet, not yet another committee. We need one passionate, persuasive scientist who can connect and convince – not because he preaches apocalypse in gory detail, but in simple, overwhelming terms. We need to be taught to believe by a true believer in a world where belief is the fatal, missing ingredient.

Indeed, we need a False Prophet, so that government can become more powerful and corrupt energy companies and investment banks can make a false profit.