And it’s based on less evidence than the Christian faith:
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.
The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997. [Hat tip: Vox Day.]
The assertion that environmentalism is a religion should be considerably stronger if environmentalists who see this evidence persist in their belief in global warming. Incidentally, any persistence in believing in global warming after being shown incontrovertible proof that it didn’t happen (at least in the last fifteen years) should serve as proof that science fetishists have about as much respect for science as they allege Christians to have. Talk about projection.