Friday, April 2, 2010

Environmentalist Religion in Decline

From the Ottawa Citizen comes some good news for those of us who think the whole Gaia worship thing is getting out of control: (HT - ProWoman Prolife)

"Canadian interest in Earth Hour waned this year, according to a poll by Ipsos Reid. The poll, conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television, showed that fewer than half of Canadians participated in Earth Hour this year, either by turning out their lights (39 per cent) or by contributing in another way (eight per cent). In comparison, 60 per cent of Canadians participated in 2009.

Participation was highest in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, but much lower in other provinces. Nowhere in the country did participation increase significantly from last year. The survey shows:

- in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 33 per cent participated in Earth Hour this year, compared with 57 per cent last year;

- in Ontario, 54 per cent participated, compared with 74 per cent last year;

- in Alberta, 46 per cent participated, compared with 63 per cent last year;

- in British Columbia, 52 per cent participated, compared with 62 per cent last year;

- in Atlantic Canada, 50 per cent cent, compared with 59 per cent last year;

- and in Quebec, 36 per cent participated this year, although that's up one per cent from last year."

The inimitable James Delingpole reports on his blog that even the Germans are losing the faith.

"No people on earth are more righteously Green than the Germans. They built the foundations and set the tone of the modern Green movement in, ahem, the 1930s. They invented the phrase Atomkraft Nein Danke. They were the first country to allow nasty, dangerous Sixties eco-radicals to reinvent themselves as respectable politicians. They were the first place to buy, wholesale, into the solar power con, which is why so many of their rooves – especially on churches – shimmer and glow like reflective-coated crusties at a mid-Nineties rave, while the German taxpayer is ruing the day his government ever chose to subsidise (Achtung Herr Cameron!) this fantastically pointless scheme… (Hat tip: Robert Groezinger, et al)

So when the Germans say “Auf Wiedersehn AGW” it really is time for the rest of the world to sit up and take notice. And that’s exactly what they just have said. See for yourself in this tear-inducing glorious feature in one of their leading newspapers.

Der Spiegel has done a number on AGW - one of the best and most comprehensive I’ve read in any newspaper anywhere – and it could hardly be more damning."

Read the rest here. The AGW myth continues to crumble.

You may wonder why I choose to refer to it as "Global Warming" when the true believers and the MSM have taken to calling it "Climate Change." I think that switch is both telling (the first sign of retreat from the warming claims) and also irresponsible. After all, who exactly does not believe in climate "change?" Change is what the climate does. It never has stopped changing and never will. It is like saying we have to tax ourselves into the 18th century and submit to world government because the sun keeps rising and setting. If AGW is a myth, then there is no emergency. Get it? None. It's over. Find another religion. Get another cause. Throw out those signs. Take down the websites. Send Al Gore back to the obscurity he so richly deserves.

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