The incoming Trump cabinet nominees are not drinking the climate change Kool-Aid, and the climate change mob is incensed. The term climate change is a religious belief with the patina of science.   The climate change hysterics jump from the fact that the Earth’s climate is changing, and by the way has always changed, to demand that humans control the climate by means of regulation and taxation.  Further man’s supposed ability to control climate can counter balance any and all natural climate changes.   That is to say with enough taxation and regulation the Earth’s current climate can be maintained indefinitely, from  Bloomberg:

“I do not believe that climate change is a hoax,” Ryan Zinke, the choice for Interior Secretary, told a Senate committee on Tuesday. A day later, Scott Pruitt, Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testified that “science tells us the climate is changing and human activity, in some manner, impacts that change.” On Thursday, Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry — who once called global warming “hysteria” — will tell senators the same thing.

“I believe the climate is changing,” Perry said in prepared testimony. “I believe some of it is naturally occurring, but some of it is also caused by manmade activity. The question is how do we address it in a thoughtful way that doesn’t compromise economic growth, the affordability of energy, or American jobs.”

The responses, which deviated from what they’ve said in the past, undercut accusations from environmental groups that the men are “climate deniers.” But critics say the new formulation may just be another way for Republicans to avoid pursuing policies to curb the use of fossil fuels blamed for climate change. With the cause and impact still unclear, the urgency to take action — be it switching from coal-fired power plants to solar panels or to force automobile efficiency — diminishes.

It is not enough to accept climate science.  One must profess the belief that man can control the Earth’s climate.

Now I suppose that some finding some mid summer days too hot would install central air-conditioning without regard to either the cost of both installation and operation or the effectiveness.  I for one would not.  Yet the climate Ray Kroc’s want us to install global air-conditioning with no idea of its cost and no idea of its effectiveness.