Forget Left/Right Politics, Read This Book

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

SPOTLIGHT: Have you been exposed to a range of viewpoints – or have you been spoon-fed intellectual pablum?

BIG PICTURE: Climate change is complicated. How measurements should be taken, how calculations should be performed, and whether numbers actually mean what people think they mean are all open to debate. Even if everyone agreed that a climate crisis was upon us, there’d still be a wholly legitimate debate about what to do next. There’s always more than one way to respond to a problem.

Threats to humanity’s survival are nothing new. We have a long history of triumphing in dire circumstances. But climate activists don’t merely highlight a concern. They’re selling a particular, pre-ordainedsolution. They’re proselytizing for a profoundly anti-social religion. The gospel of that religion is this: Humans are a selfish, rapacious plague on the planet. Our highest goal should be minimizing our ecological ‘footprint’ – not creating jobs, feeding families…

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