In the religion of global warming, you are a heretic if you dare commit a wide panoply of climate-denying sins: questioning a climate scientist’s methodology, doubting a government’s environmental program, or exposing the hypocrisy of Al Gore and his devout congregation.
A new iniquity has ostensibly been added to the Gore commandments: thou shalt not cite the often-cited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s scientific assessments. To do so shall bring destruction upon your head.
Oakland and San Francisco are suing some of the world’s largest oil companies for greenhouse gas emissions that they contend are contributing to global warming. On March 21, at the U.S. District Court of Northern California, there was a five-hour climate science “tutorial,” and the only defendant that participated in the event was Chevron.
But something remarkable happened during the court proceedings: Chevron did not challenge the IPCC assessment. In fact, the oil giant’s attorneys agreed with the group’s findings, which were published in 2013 and 2014, on global warming science.
Displeased by Chevron’s placid behavior, environmentalists employed a contradictory measure: they dismissed the study, calling the latest evaluation misleading and outdated. Activists even accused Chevron of taking a page out of the “climate-denier playbook” by agreeing with the international body.
So, to summarize: Big Oil chooses to concur with the IPCC, environmentalists throw the IPCC under the bus, and anyone who uses the IPCC as a source is now a climate denier. Are we residing in bizarre world? Is this an episode of The Twilight Zone? Are we in a parallel universe?
"The science is settled. The debate is finished. Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that the time for talk is over and the time for action is now!"
These words are usually spouted by global warming preachers and climate researchers itching for more public funding. And they are sometimes seized upon by good-intentions-coupled-to-factual-ignorance Church Committees eager to reserve a seat on the politically-correct Global Warming Bandwagon.
The environmentalists are correct for finally tossing the IPCC to the wolves. The IPCC is a governmental organization, not a scientific one. It is merely a political outfit trying to market itself as a scientific entity.
The climate changed today. It will change tomorrow. What won't change is the relentless desire for control over your life and mine from big-government pop-liberals. They will stop at nothing to get their desires, even if it means throwing their hallowed IPCC under the bus they so richly deserve.
"The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth has he given to the children of men" (Psalm 115:16).