Is Climate Change Denial a Religion?
You have to wonder when people like Tony “climate change is crap” Abbott and the other deniers will finally be forced by the sheer weight of evidence to review their stance. How much storm and tempest, massive widespread cold snaps and pouring rain, floods, cyclones, typhoons and droughts will it take for them to see the true light.
The theory of Global Warming leading to climate change has long foretold of ever increasing numbers of extreme weather events such as the snow storms in the Northern Hemisphere, flooding and cyclones in Australia and Brazil. And yet, despite these type of events becoming more regular and more extreme, they still deny, deny, deny.
Maybe if you scratch under the surface of these deniers you will find religion. Certainly Tony Abbott is a man of religious conviction, so are the other deniers similarly committed to theological beliefs. It takes the kind of mindset that can still cling to the notion of Creationism, despite the undeniable evidence of Evolution, to be able to also deny the obvious in respect to Climate Change.
It is this type of closed mind, one that clings to irrational dogma, that are a danger to civil society and should never be allowed to control a country and its populace.