Can we finally put the last nail in the coffin of climate change hysteria? The ‘godfather’ of global warming, Dr. James Lovelock, says we can. From the Toronto Sun:
Two months ago, James Lovelock, the godfather of global warming, gave a startling interview to msnbc.com in which he acknowledged he had been unduly “alarmist” about climate change.
There are several lessons to be re-learned here:
- Claims of final authority deserve the most scrutiny.
- Central reorganization of critical aspects of the economy is wrong in principle and fails even the lowest bar of statist rationalizations – it’s not pragmatic.
- Radical environmentalism is as much a religion as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or Hinduism.
Dr. Lovelock himself comments on each of these.
1. Claims of final authority deserve the most scrutiny.
The corollary to this is: When politically motivated people say an argument is over, you’re probably winning the argument.
Dr. Lovelock notes: