On Monday's episode of "The Michael Knowles Show," bestselling author Michael Knowles explains how the Left has turned environmentalism and the issue of global warming into a religion — complete with saints, sacraments, and consequences for refusing to bow to their dogma. Transcript and video below.
Environmentalism, global warming, is the issue for the Left. I know it just seems like a pet issue, it just seems like, "Okay, environmentalism is one, raising taxes is another, healthcare another." No. Environmentalism is the whole thing because it’s the religion. The religion is the religion of global warming, and the religion is then totalizing. It takes in part everything. So this Green New Deal is the great example of that. The Green New Deal for some reason includes a jobs program. Mandatory universal basic income. It destroys 88% of the American energy industry. It destroys and then rebuilds every single residential and non-residential building in America. It takes over a sixth of the US economy. Enforces a social healthcare program. It destroys private insurance and eliminates patient choice. Why is all of that in an environmental bill? What does that have to do with the Delta Smelt or the Polar Bears? Seemingly nothing, unless you realize that this is not about protecting the natural environment, this is the totalizing religion of the Left.
Through this religious build, they’ll get everything they want. The Green New Deal sets up a mechanism, a select committee that can pass any law they want. The committee without any accountability to voters, without any campaigning, without any Democratic or Republican politics. Just pure tyranny. They get everything through. It’s the whole system. And so that’s why they all have to focus on global warming. And like every other false religion, no amount of data is going to convince them to drop it.
Like all other false religions, they’re waiting for the world to end. The world is going to end at midnight on Tuesday! They’re all out there waiting for the world to end when midnight comes. It’s 12:02! Everybody is still alive… What happens to their faith? Their faith doesn’t go away, they double-down on it. They say, "Oh, it’s going to be really bad when it happens tomorrow."
When you point out, for example, that Amy Klobuchar was talking about global warming while it was snowing during her speech, they say, "You idiot! Weather isn’t climate!" Weather is when one discrete weather event happens and climate is the totalizing religion that we believe in. That’s basically the difference. So they say, one single event in the weather doesn’t move the needle on global warming one way or the other, it’s the totality of event. Except they don’t abide by that rule when the weather helps their position. When there’s some big flood they say it’s global warming. When there’s a heatwave they say it’s global warming. When one year it’s hotter than the previous year they say that is global warming. When there’s a heat spell in the middle of summer, that is global warming. And now, because it’s a totalizing religious system, it’s unfalsifiable. So when the weather is too cold, it’s global warming. When the weather is too hot, it’s global warming. When the weather doesn’t move at all, as it didn’t for a very long period of time between the late 90s and today, when the global mean temperature doesn’t increase, they say that’s global warming too. Extreme weather, moderate weather, any kind of weather is global warming.
So, then they lecture us, they say that weather isn’t climate. Give me a break. You’ve got to pick a lane. You can’t have it both ways. So, despite the fact that global warming predictions have not come true. Despite the face that New York is not underwater, Florida is not underwater, like Al Gore predicted, it hasn’t been underwater for ten years. No evidence that it’s catastrophic. Despite all of this, they’re going to stick to it.