Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Suddenly, religious leaders are climate experts as well

Reuters, May 21:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders are urging President George W. Bush and Congress to take action against global warming, declaring that the changing climate is a "moral and spiritual issue."

In an open letter to be published on Tuesday, more than 20 religious groups urged U.S. leaders to limit greenhouse gas emissions and invest in renewable energy sources.

"Global warming is real, it is human-induced and we have the responsibility to act," says the letter, which will run in Roll Call and the Politico, two Capitol Hill newspapers.

"We are mobilizing a religious force that will persuade our legislators to take immediate action to curb greenhouse gases," it says.

Questions for the Revs, Rabbis and Imams: On what basis did you conclude that global warming is "human-induced"? Have you considered the possibility that you're being used?

This article shouldn't surprise anybody. The religious left has been used for generations to add a veneer of moral weight to a variety of the left's causes.