Culture War Dispatches

from a Progressive People's Republic

Monday, March 03, 2008

Church of Global Warming (cont.)

“This year, Nina Scott is giving up carbon” for Lent, the Globe reports on today’s front page story, “Going Green for Lent.” A photo shows Ms. Scott hanging clothes on a line in her basement because she has given up using her clothes dryer for 40 days.

The fourth paragraph however has a telling admission:
These actions will do little to slow global warming - at most, Scott will probably reduce her "carbon footprint" by 1 or 2 percent during Lent - but she says it's important to do nonetheless.

A perfect summation of the church of global warming: we believe in making empty gestures that require a minimum of sacrifice but that make us look morally superior and will get us on the front page of the Boston Globe.

There is now an undeniable consensus that global warming alarmism is an environmental religion. The debate is over.