Great column by Bret Stephens in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that hits on a point I've been making here:
"The first (reason for an irrational belief in global warming) is as a vehicle of ideological convenience. Socialism may have failed as an economic theory, but global warming alarmism, with its dire warnings about the consequences of industry and consumerism, is equally a rebuke to capitalism. Take just about any other discredited leftist nostrum of yore – population control, higher taxes, a vast new regulatory regime, global economic redistribution, an enhanced role for the United Nations – and global warming provides a justification."
This is why I call them "Global Warmists". Its ideology, not science.