Bruce Thorntons The Religion of Environmentalism performs the unusual feat of starting at the roots of religious worldview and moving seamlessly up through science and economics to policy.
Has the world gone mad?
What many dont know is that there are links between climate alarmism and every one of these issues. Let me take them in reverse order.
Why did one of the world's top physicistseversign the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation's Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change, which challenges climate alarmism, though he's a liberal, a Democrat, likes President Obama, and has a strong background in climate science? His interview with the UK Register and his foreword to a new study titled Carbon Dioxide: The Good News reveal some of his reasons.
Abundant, affordable, reliable energy, combined with economic freedom and limited, responsive government according to the rule of law, are indispensable to overcoming poverty. No society has risen out of poverty or can long stay out of it without both.
Did manmade global warming cause the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS?
After sniping at religion (as if only fundamentalists are climate skeptics), bemoaning the decline in public fears of global warming but lacking the curiosity to ask whether there might be good reasons, and repeating the myth that polar bears are endangered, Thorson progressed to errors of fact and, well, more fallacious reasoning.
With Obamacare obviously failing to provide promised affordable health care and falling apart in the face of legal challenges and states refusal to participate, its becoming increasingly clear that President Obama has decided to make ending climate change his legacy.
Mystified by all the news lately that “conservative, evangelical Christians” have suddenly become very worried about climate change when none of your conservative, evangelical Christian friends have done so?
The problem is in thinking that science is “the basis for knowledge.” It isn’t. It never has been. It never can be.
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