Environmentalism is now the new religion of atheists (after Marxism died out). I notice a particularly strong proclivity among atheists to be carbon fanatics, carbon believers, or what I call Carbonists.
Remember that the defining feature of a religion is BLIND BELIEF. Religion involves the dropping of all questioning, and acceptance of what SOMEONE ELSE says.
Carbon religion meets this criteria perfectly. There is no analysis of facts in this religion. There is no insistence on waiting for action till climate models are proven to work.
In the meanwhile, ALL climate models have made wildly incorrect predictions. They've ALL wildly over-estimated temperature increases and been ENTIRELY falsified.
This falsification of "climate (psuedo-)science" has had NO effect on Carbonists, whatsoever, who BLINDLY refuse to ask inconvenient questions (their fragile belief might get shattered!) or look at any real data about what the climate is doing. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking doesn't matter to them, anyway. Nor does the desire for wisdom come in the way of their "URGENT, PRE-EMPTIVE ACTIONS" against something that would happen 100 years from now (IF their models were right, which is untrue).
CO2 is GOOD for the planet. All data that I'm aware of are clear about this. But that doesn't seem to matter. A belief has been formed that CO2 is bad. That's all that matters.
On top of this religious belief, there is the REALLY BAD policy of picking winners and handing over HUGE amounts of taxpayer funds to fat cats to grow fatter. I gather with great regret that these bumbling Carbonists have just squandered $2.5 BILLION of taxpayer money in infructuous and unnecessary attempts to sequester carbon.
Fat "scientists" are getting fatter at public (my!) expense. The taxpayer is being taken for a sucker by every "confident" (FOOLISH) FANATIC on this planet.
The medieval era of superstition is back with us. Ask any question about climate "science" and you'll be asked to shut up and OBEY.
If these fools were only to waste a few percentage points of our income that would be somewhat tolerable, but they have aspirations to set up a world government (cf. Bob Brown)! Hopefully common sense will overcome the grave follies of this religion, as it has all others.
I defer to the common man – the only sensible being in this world. Overconfident (pseudo) Intellectuals are very, very dangerous.
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