I’ve long been of the opinion that anthropogenic global warming alarmism is more religion than science. It has all the hallmarks: a convincing narrative, plenty of symbolism, beliefs that cannot be scientifically proven, and practices that are supposed to give meaning to the convert’s life.

It’s an interesting thesis, and one that is set out in quite a lot of detail in a post on the Buy the Truth blog. It follows good journalistic method and examines the who, what, where, when, why and how of the belief in man-made climate change. Be warned though, that it is a long post.

But just to whet your appetite, here are a few of the plums, beginning with the mechanism by which science, as we knew it in school and at university, has been subverted:

“What is going on is that science is no longer what we thought it was. It is now a tool in the hands of socialists, and the smart money is flowing into the pockets of ‘scientists’ who will serve their agenda. Follow the money. Whilst traditional physics and chemistry departments are closing in British universities, and there is a shortage of science teachers, there is an abundance of cash being poured into departments that will serve socialist ends, and no shortage of acolytes desirous to use this as a route to power. Once there was modern science, which was hard work; now we have postmodern science, where the quest for real, absolute truth is outdated, and ‘science’ is a wax nose that can be twisted in any direction to underpin the latest lying narrative in the pursuit of power.”

After elaborating at length on the advent of and personalities behind postmodern science, the post goes on to explain how it connects to climate change by using the published words of a leading climate alarmist: founding director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Professor of Climate Change at the University of East Anglia (yes, THAT one), one Mike Hulme. He has said/written:

“It has been labelled ‘post-normal’ science. Climate change seems to fall in this category. Disputes in post-normal science focus…on the process of science – who gets funded, who evaluates quality, who has the ear of policy…The IPCC is a classic example of a post-normal scientific activity.”

Read the full post in all it’s glory here. Oh yes, and the next time you read a headline about how man-made climate change is destroying the planet, pop out and get yourself a bucket of salt before you read the article.