Alan Carlin coming forward like this is equivalent to a top researcher at the Inst. for Creation Research coming forward and denouncing it and the young-earth creation movement.

Fundamentally, environmentalism has become the religious fundamentalist movement of naturalism and scientism. Global warming alarmism is the apocalypse of the Church of Green.

Humans are instinctively religious. There is no getting around it. People need faith–real faith, or they will make up faith, superstition, alarmism, or some other substitute. It is inescapable.

Watts Up With That?

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By Alan Caruba

In March 2009 while the Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to fulfill a presidential campaign pledge to document that carbon dioxide (CO2) and five other greenhouse gases endangered public health and the environment, a longtime employee, Alan Carlin, put out a 93-page report challenging the science being cited and the drift of the agency from its initial role to one captured by fanatical activists and alarmists, treating environmentalism more as a religion than based in science.

At the time Carlin was a 72-year-old analyst and economist who, as The New York Times put it, “had labored in obscurity in a little-known office at the Environmental Protection Agency since the Nixon administration.” His EPA career would span 38 years.

The website for his new book, “Environmentalism Gone Mad” says, “Dr. Alan Carlin is an economist and physical scientist with degrees from Caltech and MIT and publications in both…

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