John Fund of the Wall Street Journal is one of the very best journalists writing today. He uses facts rather than emotion to make his arguments, such arguments thereby being both sound and politically non-biased. He argues for and against both the Left and the Right, though intellectually rather than noisily. Of course this means he more often discredits the Left as it is that side of the aisle which relies more on feeling than thinking, thereby leaving holes in their argumentation through which trucks can be driven. Mr. Fund navigates these holes in logic and thinking with style and the ease of good manners – something else unknown to today’s Baby Boomer Left.
His column today, Global Warming as Mass Neurosis, is just such a case in point.
Briefly pointing out that all of the original science for anthropogenic Global Warming has been discredited (true), he proceeds to point out that what we have in the current disaster literature “is a nonfalsifiable hypothesis, logically indistinguishable from claims of the existence of God.” Global Warming is a belief system – nothing more, nothing less. He then describes three explanations for the existence of this set of beliefs.
It’s an interesting read.