As opposed to my defining “Green”, let’s allow the adherents to define it, and when you read what they say, you will see that Environmentalism is the new state religion, “green” is the new adherent, Gaia is the new state god, scientists are the new state gurus and state control of people is the old mantra.
• Al Gore, former U.S. vice president, multi-millionaire, and author of An Inconvenient Truth: “The fate of mankind, as well as religion, depends on the emergence of a new faith in the future. Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to re-sanctify the earth.”•
Bill McKibben, climate “scientist,” author, and founder of 350.org: “A spiritual voice is urgently needed to underline the fact that global warming is already causing human anguish and mortality in our nation and abroad, and much more will occur in the future without rapid action”; “In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis. They’ll just ask, ‘So the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?’”
• Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace: “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.”
• Jim Sibbison, environmental journalist and former public-relations official for the EPA: “We routinely wrote scare stories…. We were out to whip the public into a frenzy about the environment.”
• Daniel B. Botkin, ecologist and professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at University of California, Santa Barbara: “The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
• James Hansen, climate “scientist” and author: “Imagine a giant asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. That is the equivalent of what we face now [with climate change], yet we dither”; “We are on the precipice of climate system tipping points beyond which there is no redemption”; “What we are doing to the future of our children, and the other species on the planet, is a clear moral issue”; “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death.”; “Global warming has already triggered a sea level rise that could reach from 6 metres [around 20 feet] to 25 metres [around 80 feet]”; “Chief executives of large fossil fuel companies [should] be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature.”
• René Dubos, French scientist, environmentalist, and author: “Our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature.”
• Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN IPCC from 2002 to 2015: “For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and the sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.”
• Mikhail Gorbachev, former head of the Soviet Union: “I envisage the principles of the Earth Charter to be a new form of the ten commandments. They lay the foundation for a sustainable global earth community”; “Nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred; trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals.”
• Robert Muller, former UN assistant secretary-general: “Little by little a planetary prayer book is thus being composed by an increasingly united humanity seeking its oneness. Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with ‘divine,’ its transcendence into higher forms of life.”
• Maurice Strong, billionaire Canadian oilman, environmentalist, and “power behind the throne” at the 1992 UN Earth Summit: “It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.”
• George Monbiot, “environmental journalist” for the U.K. Guardian: “Every time someone dies as a result of floods in Bangladesh, an airline executive should be dragged out of his office and drowned.”
• Jill Singer, Australian Green and “journalist”: “I’m prepared to keep an open mind and propose another stunt for climate sceptics — put your strong views to the test by exposing yourselves to high concentrations of either carbon dioxide or some other colourless, odourless gas — say, carbon monoxide.”
• Ross Gelbsan, former journalist: “Not only do journalists not have a responsibility to report what skeptical scientists have to say about global warming. They have a responsibility not to report what these scientists say.”
• Charles Alexander, science editor for Time magazine: “I would freely admit that on [global warming] we have crossed the boundary from news reporting to advocacy.”
• David Roberts, journalist for Grist magazine: “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards [global warming skeptics] — some sort of climate Nuremberg.”
• Christian Anton Mayer, a.k.a. Carl Amery, German environmentalist and writer: “We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels.”
These quotes are not indicative of measured, cool-headed scientific thinking, but betray a deep religious zeal and conviction. You see, all people are religious, because religiosity is no more, nor less, than a belief of certain truths, dogmas and what’s right and wrong. And, you can see from the above quotes that there are people calling for serious consequences for anyone who disagrees with them – even up to and including the death penalty.
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