Many religions believe that bad weather is punishment for man’s sins. The most famous example is Noah’s flood.
Today’s most enlightened academics also believe that bad weather is the result of human’s sins. They consider themselves intellectually superior to those ignorant religious people with the identical belief.
If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now.
– James Hansen