Climate change (the current, more politically correct term for global warming) has become a religion. You know when advocates will not entertain even any discussion of varying opinions, that science and objectivity have gone out the window and it has become a cult. Such is the case with climate change.
Thinking Man has always felt that there are two important questions on the topic: one being “Are global temperatures rising?” and “If so, is that caused by human action?” Without getting into the broader discussion, we know there have been times in history that world temperatures-at least in Europe—have been as high or even higher than they are now, so each of those two questions are important.
But the real concern, as it would be for any person who thinks rather than blindly follows, is why people refuse even to discuss something, especially in colleges and universities where more than one professor has been ostracized or dismissed for questioning the effects of climate change. Isn’t that contrary to the “sifting and winnowing” of ideas that we value in academia, as the motto at my alma matter says?
That aside, when an idea is held up with religious-like zeal it becomes, at first, sort of silly and then it becomes dangerous. We have seen both of those in the past week.Continue reading “When The Religion Of Climate Change Becomes Silly, And Then Dangerous”