Forget the facts, just believe

January 13, 2010

I’ve noted before that the global warming/climate change mania has taken on aspects of a religion, a near-pagan worship of the planet as the living Gaia. The late Michael Crichton several years ago delivered a famous and highly critical address on that very topic: Environmentalism As Religion.

And these are hard times for the faith, as inconvenient facts get in the way of holy orthodoxy and the foretold signs of a coming Green Apocalypse fail to occur.

So, what is a Believer to do when the priests are shown to be charlatans and the Earth refuses to cooperate, in spite of all the granola eaten and carbon credits bought to prove one’s virtue?

Breathe deeply and heed the words of your Green Patriarch, laid down for all to see in his new book:

Gore’s spiritual argument on climate

Al’s Gore’s much-anticipated sequel to An Inconvenent Truth is published today, with an admission that facts alone will not persuade Americans to act on global warming and that appealing to their spiritual side is the way forward.

In his latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, the man who won a Nobel prize in 2007 for his touring slideshow on disappearing polar ice and other consequences of climate change, concludes: “Simply laying out the facts won’t work.”

Instead, Gore tells Newsweek magazine in a pre-publication interview, that he has been adapting his fact-based message – now put out by hundreds of volunteers – to appeal to those who believe there is a moral or religious duty to protect the planet.

(Emphasis added.)

In other words, “Don’t bother me with facts! I’m on a mission from God Gaia!”

So, who are you going to believe? Your lying eyes or The Goracle?

Question not. The science is settled. Amen.

Praying Praying Praying Praying Praying

(hat tip: Fausta)