I puzzles me (and worries me, interestingly enough) to see the whole climate change issue become quasi-religious for the Left, what with Al Gore being proclaimed and treated like a prophet like the times of yore (“yore” in this case being Judaism before the Second Temple period).
Isn’t it interesting how Leftist movements take on very religious overtones: first Communism, then anti-war, now climate change?
The problem is that, like religious systems, the core beliefs and assumptions become infallible doctrines and, thus, cannot be questioned. Those who question them are heretics or idiots (or both): such arguments are never taken seriously, the faithful seek to shut up the heretics with the Words of Truth (repeating them like some sacred chant or mantra) or with ridicule (or anathematization).
And then they accuse us of being theologically and morally intolerant and rationally incapable.