Today I am writing about religion. Specifically, about those who worship in the Church of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. More specifically, about those who, as a matter of faith, believe that the science of climate change is settled.

These believers preach that mankind is steering the planet onto an irreversible and cataclysmic course unless we do something. They have engaged in a clever ploy of labeling those who disagree with their dogma as “deniers” and “anti-science.” When actually they’re the ones trashing science.

Let’s take the latest scientific research that demonstrates, again, that the science of climate change is too complex to lend itself to simplifications and claims of “consensus.”

It came last week from the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, where a high-energy particle accelerator is creating in the lab certain atmospheric conditions to study the mysteries of clouds and, by extension, climate. The cloud experiment is duplicating the effect of cosmic rays — the charged particles that constantly bombard the planet from space — on the formation of aerosols, tiny liquid or solid particles suspended in the atmosphere that ultimately form clouds. The more aerosols, the more clouds; the more clouds, the more sunlight is reflected back into space; the less sunlight, the cooler the Earth. And vice versa.

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