The biggest surprise? It’s published in the Vancouver sun.
It is, of course, not new to have a highly qualified scientist saying that global warming is an entirely natural phenomenon with many precedents in history. Many have made the argument, too, that it is rubbish to contend human behaviour is causing the current climate change. And it has often been well argued that it is totally ridiculous to suppose that changes in human behaviour — cleaning up our act through expensive slight-of-hand taxation tricks — can reverse the trend.
But most of these scientific and academic voices have fallen silent in the face of environmental Jacobinism. Purging humankind of its supposed sins of environmental degradation has become a religion with a fanatical and often intolerant priesthood, especially among the First World urban elites.
Not sure what environmental Jacobinism might be? Well, go to the Amazon.com page for the book under discussion, and read the 1 star reviews. Most of them start out something like “I haven’t read the book, but….” – and then proceed to bash the book and its author as “non-believers”.