If there was heretofore any doubt that the emergence of a new religion is proceeding apace one need only compare the political drama playing out in Paris in the issuance of the recent summary by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week to the First Council of Nicaea convened in AD 325 by the Roman emperor Constantine. The Council of Nicaea resolved the the Arian vs Trinity schism in the Christian Church by a consensus in much the same fashion that a "consensus" has emerged that climate changes are driven by human activity. Politically designated Representatives "from 113 governments reviewed and revised the Summary line-by-line during the course of this week before adopting it and accepting the underlying report". In other words, no new data were presented. Only old data were re evaluated and adjusted to coincide with pre existing conclusions. There has not been rapid enough governmental action regulating human activity due to the challenges to the conclusions by skeptical scientists who have as yet not been bought off or intimidated by politicians. Like the Council of Nicaea's dealing with the Arians, the IPCC has designated the skeptics as heretics.
Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, as the warmista religion has been revealed to be, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in 21st century Marxism as well as United Nations climatology and environmental "science" (the new religion) other strategies in dealing with dead horses will be implemented including the following:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this horse."
4. Appointing a United Nations committee to study the horse.
5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6. Increasing the standards to qualify as a dead horse rider.
7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
8. Pass legislation declaring that "This horse is not dead." e.g. Senators Snowe and Rockefeller
9. Unilaterally declaring, "No horse is too dead to beat."
10. Blaming the horse's parents.
11. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
12. Do a Cost Analysis Study to see if government or UN labs can ride the horse if provided with additional grant funding.
13. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.
14. Revise the performance requirements for horses.
And when all else fails declare the debate "over", and silence opposing views via prosecution for "heresy".