Saturday, May 05, 2007

Prominent Left-wing author challenges warming hysterics

Prominent left-wing writer Alexander Cockburn has openly expressed heresy. He has taken on the Church of Anthropogenic Warming. St. Al of Gore will not be pleased. Cockburn asks the question Is Global Warming a Sin? in the prestigious left-of-center publication, The Nation.

He compares the current frenzy over anthropogenic warming “to the tumults at the latter end of the tenth century as the Christian millennium approached. Then as now, the doomsters identified human sinfulness as the propulsive factor in the planet’s rapid downward slide. Then as now, a buoyant market throve on fear.” Just at the Roman Church sold indulgences the Church of Anthropogenic Warming sells “carbon credits”. Cockburn says:
The modern trade is as fantastical as the medieval one. There is still zero empirical evidence that anthropogenic production of carbon dioxide is making any measurable contribution to the world's present warming trend. The greenhouse fearmongers rely on unverified, crudely oversimplified models to finger mankind's sinful contribution--and carbon trafficking, just like the old indulgences, is powered by guilt, credulity, cynicism and greed.

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