Monday, January 18, 2016
A man of faith clings to his faith in his final days
Warmism has such slight claims to be science that belief in it it is clearly a religion, a faith. So when Piers Sellers, deputy director of Sciences and Exploration at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, was told that cancer would soon kill him he used that to evangelize for his faith. He managed to get a sob story into the NYT reporting his diagnosis and adding that he was sticking to his global warming work to the end.
The piece had not even a pretence at scientific reporting. All it did was to regurgitate the usual Warmist assertions. So I initially disregarded it. Some of my fellow skeptics, however, were apparently irritated by the article. They felt that its emotional appeal might have some effect. And I can see that they may be right.
So what could it be that kept this dying man going into his office to work on his climate-related projects? The conclusion you are supposed to draw is that the matter is so urgent that he felt he had to carry on. But he is in a position to know that global warming in fact stopped over 18 years ago -- so it's hard to see any urgency in that.
Much more likely is Green/Left motivation. He wants to get people under better control by the elite -- among whom he no doubt thinks he belongs. His motivtion is an authoritarian one. He sees his work as helping to bring about a "new world order" in which people like him will rule the roost. He is indeed evangelical -- in a way that Hitler, Stalin and Mao would understand -- JR.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).