A Simple Question

Which causes you greater anxiety: the possible risks of climate change or the risk of governments trying to stop it.

This is the debate of the century and I don’t think it’s hard to see where the interests lie.

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2 Responses

  1. Novelist Michael Crichton said that environmentalism had all the trappings of a religion: “Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday.” I never took such claims entirely seriously. But then I heard this statement from a Montana writer, Jim Robbins, interviewed by the “sustainability reporters” of Marketplace Radio:

    There’s a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think there’s something along that line happening here. I mean, there are still some people who refuse to believe it. But I think there’s been an erosion of that disbelief and it’s changed pretty dramatically.

    Darned if he isn’t using terms like “atheists” and “disbelief” in a discussion of global warming. Almost as if he were, you know, a theologian.

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    Cato.org, from too-angry article “The Church of Global Warming”

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