It's all about "the fossil-fuel companies with their unprecedented profits and unbearably overpaid executives and shareholders"
And who says so? Tom Engelhardt says so, our Manhattan Greenie who writes for a Muslim news outlet. Mind you, he's not much of a Greenie if he lives in Manhattan. There's not much rainforest there -- though there are plenty of Orangutans.
He admits that big storm Sandy can't be linked to global warming but he links it anyway. He puts up a big list of bad things that he says are caused by global warming and moans that "nothing is being done" about them. Why? Could it be that there IS no global warming? No. Tom believes and, just as religious men have done at least since Moses in Exodus, he cries "Why won't people BELIEVE?" And Yahveh hasn't yet popped up to help out by visiting boils, frogs and other afflictions on the unbelievers.
But he has an answer to his agonized question: The Lucifer of today is "fossil-fuel companies" who mislead the people into worshipping the Baals of skepticism. But how does Tom know THAT? The fossil fuel companies give far more to Greenies than to anybody else so there must be another source for Tom's insight.
And there is. See the quote heading this comment. The companies are the Devil because they are RICH. It is their money that is unbearable. Tom's envy-fuelled anger has led him to truth. Sure beats the facts! Hate triumphant!
See here. Tom Nelson has a laugh at Engelhardt too.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).