The game is up for climate change believers. By Charles Moore. The Telegraph, April 6, 2014.
origins of warmism lie in a cocktail of ideas which includes anti-industrial
nature worship, post-colonial guilt, a post-Enlightenment belief in scientists
as a new priesthood of the truth, a hatred of population growth, a revulsion
against the widespread increase in wealth and a belief in world government. It
involves a fondness for predicting that energy supplies won’t last much longer
(as early as 1909, the US National Conservation Commission reported to Congress
that America’s natural gas would be gone in 25 years and its oil by the middle
of the century), protest movements which involve dressing up and disappearing
into woods (the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, the Mosleyite Blackshirts who
believed in reafforestation) and a dislike of the human race (The Club of
Rome’s work Mankind at the Turning-Point said: “The world has cancer and the
cancer is man.”).