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Global Warming as a 21st Century Religion                                                                                                                                                           
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[color=rgb(105, 105, 105) !important]By Peter Lilley  Huffington Post  22/06/2013

G.K. Chesterton said that "when people stop believing in orthodox religion, rather than believe in nothing, they will believe in anything". One of the ersatz religions which fills the void in recent years is belief in Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. It claims to be based on science. But it has all the characteristics of an eschatological cult.
HUFFINGTON POST: G.K. Chesterton said that "when people stop believing in orthodox religion, rather than believe in nothing, they will believe in anything". One of the ersatz religions which fills the void in recent years is belief in Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming. It claims to be based on science. But it has all the characteristics of an eschatological cult.
It has its own priesthood and ecclesiastical establishment - the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; they alone can interpret its sacred scriptures - the Assessment Reports; it anathematises as 'deniers' anyone who casts doubt on its certainties; above all it predicts imminent doom if we do not follow its precepts and make the sacrifices it prescribes.
What most clearly distinguishes the Catastrophic Global Warming cult from science is that it is not refutable by facts. As Parliament enacted the Climate Change Bill, on the presumption that the world was getting warmer, it snowed in London in October - the first time in 74 years. Supporters explained "extreme cold is a symptom of global warming"!
The Met Office - whose climate model is the cult's crystal ball to forecast centuries ahead - has made a series of spectacularly unreliable short term forecasts: "Our children will not experience snow" (that was 2000, before the recent run of cold winters), a barbecue summer (before the dismal 2011 summer), the drought will continue (last spring before the wettest summer on record). Now they say that rain and floods are the new normal. But - hot or cold, wet or dry - global warming is always to blame.
Alarmists are reluctant to admit that the global surface temperature has not increased for 16 years, despite CO2 emissions rising far more than predicted. They wave this inconvenient truth away with the non-sequitur that this decade is the hottest since records began, so the world is still warming. If you climb a hill and reach a flat plateau you are higher than before - but the plateau is flat, not rising. When cornered, global warming alarmists assert that the current pause is simply the result of unspecified 'natural variations'. That implies that the pronounced warming over the previous 25 years may have been amplified by 'natural variations' in the other direction. In which case, the likely temperature rise for a given increase in CO2 may be less than previously estimated or required to produce the threatened doom.
In 2006 I asked how long the pause in warming would have to persist before the Met Office would revise its model. They replied that, since it is based on known laws of physics, they would never adjust it. Just like the German philosopher Hegel, who claimed to derive the laws of nature from first principles: when told that the facts did not agree with his theories, Hegel replied: "So much the worse for the facts"! Climate models do incorporate some established physical laws including the basic greenhouse effect which, having studied physics at Cambridge, I accept. This implies that doubling the concentration of CO2 will raise the temperature by a fairly harmless 1.2ºC. But the models amplify this several fold using assumptions about complex phenomena which cannot yet be reduced to simple physical laws.

This cult enables adherents to feel morally superior at little personal cost. Buy a Prius or vote Green and save the planet. Unfortunately, costly renewables are driving many into fuel poverty and manufacturing jobs overseas. Action by Britain is pointless unless China, India and Africa join in. They are most vulnerable to climate change. But they are vulnerable because they are poor. They will remain poor until they harness energy like us. Requiring them to forego fossil fuels in favour of renewables costing several times more condemns them to remain poor. The cult requires sacrificing the poor to Gaia. As Professor Bruckner concludes: "save the earth, punish mankind" .
Peter Lilley was a speaker at this year's HowTheLightGetsIn festival












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RE: Global Warming as a 21st Century Religion

Wednesday, June 27, 2012                                                                                                         

Environmentalist says calling environmentalism a religion is the only criticism that does real damage

Related: New book calls belief in man-made climate change 'a pagan religion'
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Environmentalism, in the form of Climate Change Alarmism, is a religion.
Notice all the structural and behavioral similarities:
Monk = Scientist - They provide the articles of the faith
Priest = Journalist - They spread the faith and convert the faithful
Sin = Carbon Emissions - How an individual's acts hurt the community
Salvation = Energy Reduction - How an individual can redeem oneself
Indulgences = Carbon Credits - Buying forgiveness
Church = IPCC - Organisation in charge of the faith
Bible = IPCC Reports - the official guidebook to the faith
Evangelists = Activists - aggressive promoters of the faith
God = Gaia - the "superhuman" who will "judge" us
Lovelock = Judas - the betrayer of the faith, the apostate
Hell = 2 degree temperature rise - hot/cold/dry/wet whatever is bad will be worse
Signs from God = Any Storm or Drought
Tithes = Carbon Taxes - every religion needs money








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UN IPCC Lead Author Dissents over Obama calling CO2 ‘pollution’: Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, not now, not here, not to us’                                                                                                                                  




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Dr. Tol: 'According to this branch of the US gov't, CO2 in the human body is not dangerous (but lack of CO2 is)' Tol: 'CO2 concentrations in the human lung reach 37,000 ppmv'

'CO2 concentrations of 100,000 ppmv are immediately dangerous to life.  Atmospheric concentration is about 400 ppmv'




By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot         June 25, 2013 2:37 PM



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Revolutionar Post time: 2013-6-26 18:51
And rat,

ya got a foul mouth,
perhaps ya find another forum ...
It takes about 40 muscles to smile, but only 4 to pull the trigger of a decent rifle

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seneca Post time: 2013-6-27 06:40
One of your futile and infantile hat tricks, Sans Souci:

"Environmentalist says environmen/talism ...
You are clearly exhausted, fatigued, depressed and can't do a decent job of spamming our forum with lying propaganda ...

This forum is far from been yours and gang! You may want to know that what is China's, stays in China and with the Chinese!
Translate ....

這個論壇是遠遠沒有你和幫會!
你也許想知道,什麼是中國的,
留在中國,
並與中國!



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seneca Post time: 2013-6-29 14:55
Do you speak English? What is  "yours and gang"?

It seems to most forumites that you have taken p ...
You don't even have friends to support you.

You are just pathetic, having to pay for a side-kick to echo your lies here on this forum floor. You can't even afford one, with a brain slightly larger than a pea! How sad!

Translate ...

你是很可悲的不必支付一個 side-kick,來呼應在這裡你的謊話
對這個論壇地板。
你甚至不能用不起的大腦大於一顆豌豆!
多麼可悲!

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sansukong Post time: 2013-7-1 05:32
You are just pathetic, having to pay for a side-kick to echo your lies here on this forum floor.  ...

Just curious to know. How much you have to pay your side-kick for the lie below ....?只是好奇,想知道。多少錢你有到付你的側踢[side-kick],
下面的謊言....?

Seneca is a well rounded individual and many interests.
Note: Don't you feel being insulted by such a lie as the above? He must have referred to you, wrongly!
注意事項 :
你不覺得被侮辱通過這樣的謊言與上面?
他一定是所指你錯誤的!

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