The code has been cracked! Global Warming/Climate Change believers use the issue to fulfill one of three main purposes. Thanks to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for articulating it so beautifully in his July 1 op-ed, “Global Warming as Mass Neurosis”:
1) a Vehicle of Ideological Convenience (advancing the cause of internationalist socialism – the Al Gore/UN/World Economic Forum jet-setting elite set);
2) a new theology (fulfilling the need of secular atheists to have belonging and meaning);
3) a punishment for the evils of a corpulent modern Western culture (the harsh, painful, anti-modern “cures” are seen as the penance that is due to clear the conscience).
Stephens’ conclusion hits it right on the head:
In “The Varieties of Religious Experience,” William James distinguishes between healthy, life-affirming religion and the monastically inclined, “morbid-minded” religion of the sick-souled. Global warming is sick-souled religion.