Last week, there was interesting Wall Street Journal Op Ed exploring the religious aspects of Climate Change. One of the key characteristics of a religion is the Statement of Faith. Believers must confess that they believe certain fundamental truths in order to be accepted into the congregation. So it's not enough to do good deeds, and have all the outward appearance of a believer, you must confess that you believe the fundamental beliefs of that particular religion.
While it doesn't surprise me that the Climate Change faithful demand the same sort of adherence to dogma that one normally sees in churches, I am somewhat surprised at the degree to which the media participate in the catechism.
Take this tweet from Howie Fischer as an example.
There are three things to notice about this tweet. First is my point about Statement of Faith. It's not good enough that Ducey works for a better environment, he must share the underlying belief system. The righteous deeds of the unrighteous avail nothing.
The second thing to notice is that Howie is creating his own news. Howie was covering a briefing about the upcoming fire season, but he wasn't interested in covering the actual news, he wanted to make up his own news. So Howie did what Howie always does....throw out a series of bait questions and see if the elected official responds to one of them. Just like they teach you in J School.
Maybe Ducey should ask Howie why the grapes froze. Nothing says global warming like a late freeze ruining your wine crop. Of course, the Climate Change Dogma states that climate is not weather, so these late freezes are meaningless. That's another irony, because those who point out that frozen grapes have nothing to do with climate change...will claim that dry forests ARE a product of climate change so weather is climate after all.