An email from Al Gore demanding action on climate change arrived in my inbox last Tuesday afternoon. By 11 o'clock that night, Matt Drudge's website had a New York Times story about President Obama taking unilateral action on climate change. The New York Times' own coverage of the IPCC report had enough overwrought hysteria to make some suicidal. Though the United States has done an excellent job lowering pollutants, the nation must behave even more saintly because Third World countries continue to pollute.
In the United States today, more and more publications refuse letters to the editor from skeptics of global warming. As the world stays in this plateau of no warming, which we have been in for 17 years, the left works harder to silence dissent.
In A.D. 325, Emperor Constantine convened the First Council of Nicaea to establish the parameters of Christian doctrine. St. Nicholas, before passing out presents to children, attacked Arius, an Egyptian cleric who embraced heresies in the Council.
Two thousand years later, the secularists have convened their own Council of Nicaea under the rubric of the IPCC to set the parameters of their secular religion. But instead of Santa Claus attacking heretics, the left has journalists attacking a skeptical public as "holocaust deniers" for daring to be skeptical of moralistic crusaders who have caused the deaths of many and been wrong so often in their environmental and scientific prognostications. But trust them this time.
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