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#11 voltaire

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:11 AM

On Earth Day in 2010, Paul Rubin, economics professor at Emory University, wrote an article in the WSJ titled “Environmentalism as Religion: While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage,” here’s an excerpt:

Consider some of the ways in which environmental behaviors echo religious behaviors and thus provide meaningful rituals for Greens:

• There is a holy day—Earth Day.

• There are food taboos. Instead of eating fish on Friday, or avoiding pork, Greens now eat organic foods and many are moving towards eating only locally grown foods.

• There is no prayer, but there are self-sacrificing rituals that are not particularly useful, such as recycling. Recycling paper to save trees, for example, makes no sense since the effect will be to reduce the number of trees planted in the long run.

• Belief systems are embraced with no logical basis. For example, environmentalists almost universally believe in the dangers of global warming but also reject the best solution to the problem, which is nuclear power. These two beliefs co-exist based on faith, not reason.

• There are no temples, but there are sacred structures. As I walk around the Emory campus, I am continually confronted with recycling bins, and instead of one trash can I am faced with several for different sorts of trash. Universities are centers of the environmental religion, and such structures are increasingly common. While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage.

• Environmentalism is a proselytizing religion. Skeptics are not merely people unconvinced by the evidence: They are treated as evil sinners. I probably would not write this article if I did not have tenure.

Some conservatives spend their time criticizing the way Darwin is taught in schools. This is pointless and probably counterproductive. These same efforts should be spent on making sure that the schools only teach those aspects of environmentalism that pass rigorous scientific testing. By making the point that Greenism is a religion, perhaps we environmental skeptics can enlist the First Amendment on our side.



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Exactly.

I no longer worry about throwing rubbish on the ground. It will become organic eventually.

Who needs bins? They waste plastic and metals.

How much do we waste on garbage collection.

I have named my religion Nobinism.

Scientists should be sent to some sort of Gulag for corrupting our children.

Of course the ignorant are not sinners. In fact let's embrace the influence they can bring to an irrational world.

Let's ignore that the last 15 years are the hotest every recorded. Just coincidence.

I'm with you mate.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

On Earth Day in 2010, Paul Rubin, economics professor at Emory University, wrote an article in the WSJ titled “Environmentalism as Religion: While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage,” here’s an excerpt:

Consider some of the ways in which environmental behaviors echo religious behaviors and thus provide meaningful rituals for Greens:

• There is a holy day—Earth Day.

• There are food taboos. Instead of eating fish on Friday, or avoiding pork, Greens now eat organic foods and many are moving towards eating only locally grown foods.

• There is no prayer, but there are self-sacrificing rituals that are not particularly useful, such as recycling. Recycling paper to save trees, for example, makes no sense since the effect will be to reduce the number of trees planted in the long run.

• Belief systems are embraced with no logical basis. For example, environmentalists almost universally believe in the dangers of global warming but also reject the best solution to the problem, which is nuclear power. These two beliefs co-exist based on faith, not reason.

• There are no temples, but there are sacred structures. As I walk around the Emory campus, I am continually confronted with recycling bins, and instead of one trash can I am faced with several for different sorts of trash. Universities are centers of the environmental religion, and such structures are increasingly common. While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage.

• Environmentalism is a proselytizing religion. Skeptics are not merely people unconvinced by the evidence: They are treated as evil sinners. I probably would not write this article if I did not have tenure.



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Four Myths of Gaia-Worship


"Lamenting Eden”
The eco-theological vision of pure and pristine Nature before human meddling, with a nostalgic view of “pre-industrial” CO2 levels and climate

”Presaging Apocalypse”
Starting with popular books, such as Silent Spring, Population Bomb, Limits to Growth, etc. to the current prophesies of irreversible tipping points leading to deleterious changes in our climate, sea level rise measured in meters, increase of vector borne and diarrheal diseases, extinction of species (all the pests and plagues of the Bible combined)

”Constructing Babel”
Another good Biblical analogy of man’s inflated G@d-like ambitions, such as the notion that we can dominate Nature and willfully change our planet’s climate by throwing enough money at it with various mitigation and geo-engineering schemes

”Celebrating Jubilee”
The very Judeo-Christian notion that since human sin has caused this impending problem, we must seek repentance to achieve salvation, i.e. social and environmental justice



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

On Earth Day in 2010, Paul Rubin, economics professor at Emory University, wrote an article in the WSJ titled “Environmentalism as Religion: While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage,” here’s an excerpt:

Consider some of the ways in which environmental behaviors echo religious behaviors and thus provide meaningful rituals for Greens:

• There is a holy day—Earth Day.

• There are food taboos. Instead of eating fish on Friday, or avoiding pork, Greens now eat organic foods and many are moving towards eating only locally grown foods.

• There is no prayer, but there are self-sacrificing rituals that are not particularly useful, such as recycling. Recycling paper to save trees, for example, makes no sense since the effect will be to reduce the number of trees planted in the long run.

• Belief systems are embraced with no logical basis. For example, environmentalists almost universally believe in the dangers of global warming but also reject the best solution to the problem, which is nuclear power. These two beliefs co-exist based on faith, not reason.

• There are no temples, but there are sacred structures. As I walk around the Emory campus, I am continually confronted with recycling bins, and instead of one trash can I am faced with several for different sorts of trash. Universities are centers of the environmental religion, and such structures are increasingly common. While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage.

• Environmentalism is a proselytizing religion. Skeptics are not merely people unconvinced by the evidence: They are treated as evil sinners. I probably would not write this article if I did not have tenure.



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Four Myths of Gaia-Worship


"Lamenting Eden”
The eco-theological vision of pure and pristine Nature before human meddling, with a nostalgic view of “pre-industrial” CO2 levels and climate

”Presaging Apocalypse”
Starting with popular books, such as Silent Spring, Population Bomb, Limits to Growth, etc. to the current prophesies of irreversible tipping points leading to deleterious changes in our climate, sea level rise measured in meters, increase of vector borne and diarrheal diseases, extinction of species (all the pests and plagues of the Bible combined)

”Constructing Babel”
Another good Biblical analogy of man’s inflated G@d-like ambitions, such as the notion that we can dominate Nature and willfully change our planet’s climate by throwing enough money at it with various mitigation and geo-engineering schemes

”Celebrating Jubilee”
The very Judeo-Christian notion that since human sin has caused this impending problem, we must seek repentance to achieve salvation, i.e. social and environmental justice



http://jennifermaroh...obal-warming-2/


How many climate sceptics does it take to change a light bulb?
Seventeen to complain about how crummy and dangerous the swirly new lightbulbs are;
forty-three to explain that lightbulbs have natural cycles so if we do nothing the light bulb will eventually get back into its warm light cycle;
and three hundred and fourteen to blame Al Gore for inventing the science of lightbulbs to make money and to impose socialist government controls over life in general

:rolleyes:
John Galt shrugged, outsourced to Red China and opened a hedge fund for unregulated securitized credit derivatives.

If the world didn't suck, wouldn't we all just fly off?

#14 Rogerdodger

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

I have never heard of a "climate skeptic". I do find it hilarious that former global warming alarmists have become skeptics themselves. "Losing My Religion" would be a great theme song for them. :-)

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

A climate scientist and a climate change denier walk into a bar. The denier says, bartender, show me your strongest whiskey. The bartender says, this one here. It's 95 percent alcohol. The denier slams down his fist and leaves the bar in a hurry. The scientist says, you know, that's the problem with these guys. You show them the proof, and they still don't buy it.
John Galt shrugged, outsourced to Red China and opened a hedge fund for unregulated securitized credit derivatives.

If the world didn't suck, wouldn't we all just fly off?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

It's easy to prove climate change is real:

Tornado activity hits 60-year low...


Al drank that 95% stuff and now confuses single weather incidents with climate.
Nov 1, 2012 – As Big Al said, “The storms are getting stronger. The stronger storms are getting more frequent."

-The past 12 months have seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954
-The seven people killed from May 2012 to April 2013 is the fewest in a 12-month period since 1899-1900

Cyclone activity has also dropped instead of increasing as "95% Al" promised after 2005 hurricane Katrina.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

It's easy to prove climate change is real:

Tornado activity hits 60-year low...


Al drank that 95% stuff and now confuses single weather incidents with climate.
Nov 1, 2012 – As Big Al said, “The storms are getting stronger. The stronger storms are getting more frequent."

-The past 12 months have seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954
-The seven people killed from May 2012 to April 2013 is the fewest in a 12-month period since 1899-1900

Cyclone activity has also dropped instead of increasing as "95% Al" promised after 2005 hurricane Katrina.

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The planet has set a significant – and unwelcome - landmark with the concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passing 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in more than 3 million years.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.a...l#ixzz2SxBlusPh

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

On Earth Day in 2010, Paul Rubin, economics professor at Emory University, wrote an article in the WSJ titled “Environmentalism as Religion: While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage,” here’s an excerpt:

Consider some of the ways in which environmental behaviors echo religious behaviors and thus provide meaningful rituals for Greens:

• There is a holy day—Earth Day.

• There are food taboos. Instead of eating fish on Friday, or avoiding pork, Greens now eat organic foods and many are moving towards eating only locally grown foods.

• There is no prayer, but there are self-sacrificing rituals that are not particularly useful, such as recycling. Recycling paper to save trees, for example, makes no sense since the effect will be to reduce the number of trees planted in the long run.

• Belief systems are embraced with no logical basis. For example, environmentalists almost universally believe in the dangers of global warming but also reject the best solution to the problem, which is nuclear power. These two beliefs co-exist based on faith, not reason.

• There are no temples, but there are sacred structures. As I walk around the Emory campus, I am continually confronted with recycling bins, and instead of one trash can I am faced with several for different sorts of trash. Universities are centers of the environmental religion, and such structures are increasingly common. While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage.

• Environmentalism is a proselytizing religion. Skeptics are not merely people unconvinced by the evidence: They are treated as evil sinners. I probably would not write this article if I did not have tenure.



http://www.aei-ideas...h-day/#comments


Four Myths of Gaia-Worship


"Lamenting Eden”
The eco-theological vision of pure and pristine Nature before human meddling, with a nostalgic view of “pre-industrial” CO2 levels and climate

”Presaging Apocalypse”
Starting with popular books, such as Silent Spring, Population Bomb, Limits to Growth, etc. to the current prophesies of irreversible tipping points leading to deleterious changes in our climate, sea level rise measured in meters, increase of vector borne and diarrheal diseases, extinction of species (all the pests and plagues of the Bible combined)

”Constructing Babel”
Another good Biblical analogy of man’s inflated G@d-like ambitions, such as the notion that we can dominate Nature and willfully change our planet’s climate by throwing enough money at it with various mitigation and geo-engineering schemes

”Celebrating Jubilee”
The very Judeo-Christian notion that since human sin has caused this impending problem, we must seek repentance to achieve salvation, i.e. social and environmental justice



http://jennifermaroh...obal-warming-2/


How many climate sceptics does it take to change a light bulb?
Seventeen to complain about how crummy and dangerous the swirly new lightbulbs are;
forty-three to explain that lightbulbs have natural cycles so if we do nothing the light bulb will eventually get back into its warm light cycle;
and three hundred and fourteen to blame Al Gore for inventing the science of lightbulbs to make money and to impose socialist government controls over life in general

:rolleyes:



I love the experiment where equal numbers of Dems and Repubs were asked to choose the old stand incandescent light bulb or the new ones at 3 times the price.

Overwhelmingly they chose the latter.

They repeated the experiment but put a "helps the environment" sticker on the latter.

Then almost all Repubs chose the former.

Talk about biting of your nose.....

That is so sick.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

On Earth Day in 2010, Paul Rubin, economics professor at Emory University, wrote an article in the WSJ titled “Environmentalism as Religion: While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage,” here’s an excerpt:

Consider some of the ways in which environmental behaviors echo religious behaviors and thus provide meaningful rituals for Greens:

• There is a holy day—Earth Day.

• There are food taboos. Instead of eating fish on Friday, or avoiding pork, Greens now eat organic foods and many are moving towards eating only locally grown foods.

• There is no prayer, but there are self-sacrificing rituals that are not particularly useful, such as recycling. Recycling paper to save trees, for example, makes no sense since the effect will be to reduce the number of trees planted in the long run.

• Belief systems are embraced with no logical basis. For example, environmentalists almost universally believe in the dangers of global warming but also reject the best solution to the problem, which is nuclear power. These two beliefs co-exist based on faith, not reason.

• There are no temples, but there are sacred structures. As I walk around the Emory campus, I am continually confronted with recycling bins, and instead of one trash can I am faced with several for different sorts of trash. Universities are centers of the environmental religion, and such structures are increasingly common. While people have worshipped many things, we may be the first to build shrines to garbage.

• Environmentalism is a proselytizing religion. Skeptics are not merely people unconvinced by the evidence: They are treated as evil sinners. I probably would not write this article if I did not have tenure.



http://www.aei-ideas...h-day/#comments


Four Myths of Gaia-Worship


"Lamenting Eden”
The eco-theological vision of pure and pristine Nature before human meddling, with a nostalgic view of “pre-industrial” CO2 levels and climate

”Presaging Apocalypse”
Starting with popular books, such as Silent Spring, Population Bomb, Limits to Growth, etc. to the current prophesies of irreversible tipping points leading to deleterious changes in our climate, sea level rise measured in meters, increase of vector borne and diarrheal diseases, extinction of species (all the pests and plagues of the Bible combined)

”Constructing Babel”
Another good Biblical analogy of man’s inflated G@d-like ambitions, such as the notion that we can dominate Nature and willfully change our planet’s climate by throwing enough money at it with various mitigation and geo-engineering schemes

”Celebrating Jubilee”
The very Judeo-Christian notion that since human sin has caused this impending problem, we must seek repentance to achieve salvation, i.e. social and environmental justice



http://jennifermaroh...obal-warming-2/


Ever Notice How Often Atheists Become Fanatic Enviromentalists?

Is doomsday hard-wired in the brain? Michael Crichton explains:

Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists.

Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday---these are deeply held mythic structures. They are profoundly conservative beliefs. They may even be hard-wired in the brain.

These are not facts that can be argued. These are issues of faith.

And so it is, sadly, with environmentalism. Increasingly it seems facts aren't necessary, because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It's about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation, or on the side of doom. Whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:20 AM

Climate Scientist Hans Von Storch Warns: Climate Scientists Have Been “Taking On The Roles Of Medicine Men And Priests”

“Scientists should not play priest…Climate scientist von Storch accuses his colleagues of spreading panic

Unfortunately in climate science there is a tendency to proclaim absolute truths and to link these immediately to instructions on actions to take,’ von Storch said. ‘The climate pope tells us what has to be done, and for the people it’s: keep your mouths shut. Scientists have been taking over the roles of medicine men and priests. That’s not the job of scientists. Science is supposed to help understand problems, show the possibilities that exist in dealing with them. The best is to show many possibilities. Then the political process has to decide the path to take.’

But some of his colleagues in science like to use ‘stories that point to a catastrophe,’ said the professor of meteorology.

‘If you sin, then you will be punished. And the punishment always takes on an environmental dimension ... In former times it was G@d’s punishment. Today it’s punishment by Nature. Nature is to keep man in check. And for this we see idiotic films like ‘The Day After Tomorrow.’’ :lol: :lol:


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