Patterson: Global warming — the great delusion

“In fact, global warming is the most widespread mass hysteria in our species’ history.”

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CEI’s Matt Patterson writes at

In 1841 a Scottish journalist named Charles Mackay published a study of mass hysteria titled “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.”
Mackay analyzed a wide variety of popular pathologies in his entertaining tome, including financial panics, medical quackery, alchemy, and witch crazes. He wanted to know why so many people choose to believe so much that is false and potentially deadly. His answer:

“We go out of our course to make ourselves uncomfortable; the cup of life is not bitter enough to our palate, and we distill superfluous poison to put into it, or conjure up hideous things to frighten ourselves at, which would never exist if we did not make them.”

I could not help but think of global warming as I was re-reading Mackay’s words…

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4 thoughts on “Patterson: Global warming — the great delusion”

  1. Most of the alarmist doomsdayers like Greenies/lefties suffer from Liberal Mental Disorder, or in it’s more virulent form, Liberal Dementia. Obviously, this psychotic ailment has been cruising through the human genome for some time.

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