I’ve argued before that, for many, the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming is a more of a religion or a cult than a reasoned approach to problems facing the Earth: the attempts to stifle argument by declaring a revealed truth, thus turning theory into dogma; treating those who disagree as heretics who need to be silenced or even destroyed; and the whole aura of punishment for Man’s sins against the Earth that suffuses AGW theory.
Today’s Telegraph brings an extreme example of the cult’s irrationality, as two parents in Argentina shoot their children and kill themselves out of fear of global warming:
A seven-month-old girl survived for three days alone with a bullet in her chest after being shot by her parents as part of a suicide pact over their fears about global warming.
Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their daughter and her toddler brother before killing themselves.
Their son Francisco, two, died instantly after being hit in the back.
However, their unnamed daughter cheated death after the bullet from her father’s handgun missed her vital organs.
Tragic and mad, and yet I wouldn’t be surprised to see more examples of desperation on the part of true believers as their church continues to collapse.
RELATED: On a much less dramatic note, the Cult’s High Priest, Al Gore, has come out of hiding in the wake of Climategate to pronounce anathema on skeptics and assert that the science is still settled:
It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.
But, of course, the (revealed) truth is that we are still on the way to disaster, in spite of all the evidence of flawed research, junk science, and scientific corruption. Read the whole article; it’s a masterful reassertion of a fatally challenged creed, and take note especially of this sentence:
From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.
One can only be redeemed if one has first sinned. Tell me again this isn’t a religion?
Jules Crittenden dismantles the Goracle’s ravings. (via Sister Toldjah) Roger Kimball calls it the Al Gore Comedy Hour. Maggie’s Farm talks more about “redemption by law.” At American Thinker, Rick Moran rips into the Goracle’s article, ending by calling him a megalomaniac.