“The suspicion is in the air nowadays that the superiority of one of our formulas to another may not consist so much in its literal ‘objectivity,’ as in subjective qualities like its usefulness, its ‘elegance,’ or its congruity with our residual beliefs.” (William James)
AGW theory that blames humanity for badly warming the Earth is the new religion of the Left. Scientific search for objective truth –e.g., a pure objective truth not based on political correctness but according to established and universally agreed upon rules of logic — is no longer valued in the Western world. For the politically-connected and government-anointed global warming alarmists, truth is measured in terms as its usefulness to an end: perpetuating the secular, socialist agenda.
Given that global warming is about politics and no longer has anything to do with objective truth, AGW theory is really a moral issue now–e.g., according to the standard principles of Judeo/Christian traditions, a global warming alarmist who continues to indulge in doomsday predictions and baseless fearmongering — knowing damned well it means pushing government-sanctioned, pseudoscientific nonsense — is immoral. Rather than objective truth such as we associate with a scientist’s pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, the global warming alarmist seeks a pragmatic truth as described by William James:
The most ancient parts of truth… also once were plastic. They also were called true for human reasons. They also mediated between still earlier truths and what in those days were novel observations. Purely objective truth, truth in whose establishment the function of giving human satisfaction in marrying previous parts of experience with newer parts played no role whatsoever, is nowhere to be found. The reasons why we call things true is the reason why they are true, for ‘to be true’ means only to perform this marriage-function.
Science — the only way out of politics — has been corrupted by politics. Pragmatic truth is especially convenient to those on the Left — living in America’s biggest, bluest cities — who have adopted a cerebral lifestyle choice of reflexive anti-Americanism. The Climatocracy of the Western world has not the slightest idea about the real world.
The truth is, almost nobody wants to experience real nature. What people want is to spend a week or two in a cabin in the woods, with screens on the windows. They want a simplified life for a while, without all their stuff. Or a nice river rafting trip for a few days, with somebody else doing the cooking. Nobody wants to go back to nature in any real way, and nobody does. It’s all talk-and as the years go on, and the world population grows increasingly urban, it’s uninformed talk. Farmers know what they’re talking about. City people don’t. It’s all fantasy. (Michael Crichton)
Science is not so blinded by superstition that it fails to notice glaciers come and go on nature’s schedule, at times covering the Earth and obliterating everything in the process; and, the ravings of a hysterical global warming doomsday religion cannot cause nor stop it. Errors, misinformation, bias and distorted reporting of natural events from government scientists and in the media won’t change a thing. Economic ruin is the price we will pay for abandoning reality. The tough job of salvaging America hopefully is underway but it will require a long walk to freedom from the liberal fascism of the governmental-education complex and the nihilism of the Leftist gurus of anti-Americanism.