In his 2003 speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, award-winning author Dr. Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, etc.) explained why modern environmentalism has become an extremist cult religion. He said:

“…environmentalism is, in fact, a perfect 21st-century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths. There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions, there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability.

“… Increasingly, it seems facts aren’t necessary because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It’s about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation, or on the side of doom. Whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them.”

No one illustrates this better than Al Gore. In his 8-minute tirade at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos last month (image above), Gore unleashed enough climate change fire and brimstone to put even the most extreme old-style preacher to shame. Gore told the audience that our greenhouse gas emissions were warming the planet as much as 600,000 Hiroshima bombs every day and that the heat was “boiling the oceans.” The former vice president went even further into fantasy land, noting that climate refugees are “predicted to reach 1 billion this century.” Remarkably, the audience and other luminaries on stage cheered Gore’s sensationalism.


The fact that, from 1901 through 2020, sea surface ocean temperatures rose at an average rate of 0.14°F per decade, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (see graph), doesn’t bother Gore and his disciples, of course. Neither does the fact that solar energy input to the Earth every day is 400 times more the