So how did lefties get convinced of global warming in the first place, without knowing anything about it. Why did they get convinced of it. Why was it so easy to convince them of a thing, in this instance, but not others? A thing which has such radical ramifications? Is there any other plausible explanation besides this one:It's religious faith. The
They wanted to be convinced of it, because they like its ramifications, because those ramifications seem to coincide with political aims they already wanted.
And not only did they get convinced, but they’ve now become imbued with such self-righteousness on the subject that they’re comfortable with murdering dissenters. Over a thing they don’t really know jack squat about.
The similarities with Intelligent Design are striking. There is a conclusion that is assumed a priori. Data and theory are cherry-picked to hang on the scaffold of the pre-assumed theory. When the data are shown to be flawed, the Intelligent Design proponent points you to a different piece of data.
Urban Heat Island effect? Nah - look at the positive CO2 forcing models!
Sonic Charmer recommends embarrassing these people, and I concur. My preferred method is to frame their belief in explicitly religious terms, because of the wide overlap between people who believe in Global Warming and people who think that traditionally religious people are knuckle-dragging idiots. I believe that both propositions are wrong, but the added frisson of Cognitive Dissonance is usually delicious.