Originally Posted by Mr. Helm
I don't know about any such prophets, but the undeniable fact is that the globe is getting warmer. It has happened before. It will happen again. The action of our kind only contribute to make it hotter than before, this time. The effects can be misleading, and the quote tries to mislead and perhaps invalidate some of what goes on within this broader view, by just narrowing it down into something such as maniac confusion.
Everything I have read (and all of the data collected) seems to point to the earth actually *cooling*, since roughly 1998. Looking back in history, a trend emerges. Europe went through a warming phase in the middle-ages which fertilized vast amounts of new farmland, thus causing the population to grow and thrive. Prior to that, there had been a sort of mini "ice age", preventing migration onto the continent.
Honestly, this global warming religion is out of control. What environmental zealots prefer is a global socialist society, with a handful of people in charge. It's no conspiracy, it's the actions of western states that tell the story. All states and their fascist benefactors are clamoring at the opportunity to suck the lifeblood out of productive people, who are actually contributing to the welfare of society.
Climategate showed the world the ugly truth - that global warming "science" is nothing more than botched guesswork thrown together by gov't-sponsored scientists, intentionally skewed to favor the viewpoint of the state. The ends would be global climate regulation that would stifle and destroy both developed and developing economies. Anything for more power and control.