ABC Religion is a constant source of worthwhile reading, and this is no exception: Michael Stafford provides an insightful piece on the opposition to the science of climate change
Do not be deceived. The opposition to the scientific evidence supporting anthropogenic global warming (AGW) among some conservatives may, at times, hide behind a pseudo-scientific veneer. However, much of it is often really rooted in an anti-intellectual strain of religious fundamentalism.
It is this element - a barren theology that leaves no room for our God-given gifts of reason and discovery - that gives the opposition its implacable character.
The people he quotes come from the US Republican party, a political movement now so driven by ideology they make the Socialist Workers Party look wishy-washy. But the danger he identifies is just as real on this side of the Atlantic. The ’seeds of falsehood, doubt, and delay’ being sown by the so-called skeptics could yield a bitter harvest for us all.