Aside from abortion, perhaps no issue draws the passion and ire of liberals today more than that of global warming and the environment.
They are convinced the earth is heating up. They are convinced this is man’s doing. And, they are convinced the government must lead the charge and fight against this beast that they are convinced will be our doom sooner rather than later.
Why are they so certain? Why do they presuppose the premise of their argument and dismiss, resoundingly, the existent contradictory evidence?
Yes, regardless of what most schools and nearly every media outlet present, there is contradictory evidence.
- The earth hasn’t actually warmed in 15 years
- Evidence that some scientists lied about their global warming research
- Contrary to reports of massive arctic ice meltdown, the latest study shows that ice levels in the arctic circle are at their highest levels in seven years
- Not only is there more ice, but in contrast to the cries of environmental extremists, there are more polar bears too
- Evidence shows that the earth heated up in medieval times. Yet, there were no CO2 emissions, so it couldn’t have been human-caused
- Challenging the notion that extreme action should be taken to “decarbonize” our economy
When factual certainty is replaced with agenda-coinciding theory, science very quickly becomes religion.
When the liberal media or world of academia attempts to persuade its audience of the dangers and impending doom of environmental changes, we are witnessing the theory of manmade global warming, not a factually-based scientific conclusion.
They claim science, but their claims lack inarguable certainly. As a belief or unbelief in God requires faith, the belief in global warming, manmade or not, requires a faith in something that has not been proven. Their hypotheses reside in agenda and scheme, not verity.
Science is something that can be studied, observed, and tested. Global warming, and especially the presumption that man is to blame, is none of these things.
This is not a declaration of definitive evidential analysis for one side or the other, it is merely a challenge to consider why some “scientists” and their political pushers are so certain of something so uncertain.
Is the globe actually warming? Is there any actual substantive climate change? Is it caused by man’s activity? If so, can anything be done to curb the affects?
Conservatives are inclined to answer “no” to these questions, citing large amounts of evidence (such as the arguments provided in the links provided above) that says the earth and her inhabitants are just fine and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Liberals, on the other hand, promise that global warming is real, manmade, and disastrous.
Perhaps you are engaged in this discussion, and unsure how to combat your liberal counterpart who insists that manmade global warming will be our demise. Remind your foe that a mere 25 years ago liberals swore up and down that the globe was cooling, and we were headed for another ice age.
Ask them why their unfounded argument is so impassioned and why they cling to shoddy evidence with such fervor. Their answer will either be a regurgitation of questionable science or some form of tree-hugging, “Don’t hurt Mother Earth!” environmental radicalism. This approach – that of placing the environment above human necessity and reasonable use – mirrors closely the replacing of hard science with hopeful religion that global warming activists must necessarily adapt in order to justify their activism.
The real answer? That the politicians and enviro-lobbyists brutally pursue their agenda, and they have a whole lot of average folks fooled into thinking that the evidence for massive manmade climate change is conclusive.
Don’t be one of them.
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P.S. For a harsher, yet critical commentary on the reasoning behind the global warming extremists, I urge you to read this piece by James DelingPole, entitled “Why I Am So Rude to the Warmists“.