Global warming is socialism by the back door. The whole point of global warming is that it's a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive branch power in independent czars and agencies to micromanage the lives of the American people -- our shower heads, our toilets, our bathtubs, our garden hoses. Everything becomes involved in the exigencies of rescuing the planet.
Second, global warming is a religion in the sense that it's a series of
propositions that can't be refuted. It's very ironic that the global
warming alarmists say, "We are the real defenders of science," and then
they adopt the absolute reverse of the scientific attitude, which is
openness to evidence. You cannot refute what they say.
I own a house in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, facing the Atlantic,
where the hurricanes come from. After Katrina, the global warming people
said, "This is just a sign of the violent weather that's going to
become more common because of global warming." Well, that certainly
interested me. Of course, since then, there's been a collapse of
I was a columnist in the 1970s when Newsweek, Time, all sorts of media
outlets said the real problem is global cooling. I remember the
Washington Post reporting that the armadillos were going south to escape
the coming chill, the threat of glaciation over northern Europe. We've
been through this before. You say, "What happened to global cooling?"
They say, "Well, our models were wrong." Now we're supposed to risk
several trillion dollars of global growth and spending on new models
that might be wrong?
One other thing, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change produced a
report. The New Yorker, which is impeccably alarmed about global
warming, the writer being their specialist began her story something
like this: "In a report that should be but unfortunately will not be
viewed as the final word in climate science." Now, just think about
that. The final word in microbiology, the final word in quantum
mechanics. There are no final words in science. But there you have the
deeply anti-scientific temper of the global warming advocacy groups:
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