mardi 29 novembre 2011

→ Religion sans consolation

Bret Stephens, dans le Wall Street Journal compare les théories du réchauffement climatique à une religion :

Consider the case of global warming, another system of doomsaying prophecy and faith in things unseen. As with religion, it is presided over by a caste of spectacularly unattractive people pretending to an obscure form of knowledge that promises to make the seas retreat and the winds abate. As with religion, it comes with an elaborate list of virtues, vices and indulgences. As with religion, its claims are often non-falsifiable, hence the convenience of the term "climate change" when thermometers don't oblige the expected trend lines. As with religion, it is harsh toward skeptics, heretics and other "deniers." And as with religion, it is susceptible to the earthly temptations of money, power, politics, arrogance and deceit. [...] And there is this: Religions are sustained in the long run by the consolations of their teachings and the charisma of their leaders. With global warming, we have a religion whose leaders are prone to spasms of anger and whose followers are beginning to twitch with boredom. Perhaps that's another way religions die.

Il me semble que le coté moralisateur rigoriste des écologistes vient de là. L'écologie, cette religion.

2 commentaires:

NT a dit…

Except: climate change is scientifically grounded on real-world observation and modeling that has been repeated and verified many times over.

Try that with your religions.

Jean RUAUD a dit…

It's more the behavior of the activists and other proponents of global warming that is aimed at here than global warming itself. Global warming is obviously a scientific certainty.