Politicians Offered a Choice between Climate Fantasies as Our Future Grows Bleaker - 2019-10-25
One-third of the blue nation not only doesn't believe that climate change is an emergency, but remains in denial about the increasing volatility of oil and gas prices.
Low prices and overproduction of high cost bitumen and fracked oil and gas have eroded the economics of the fossil fuel industry, throwing some people in Alberta and Saskatchewan into cauldrons of resentment, stoked by the propaganda manufactured by "wildcat Christians" and the oil industry.
Darren Dochuk, an Edmonton-born history professor at the University of Notre Dame, brilliantly explained in his book Anointed with Oil that places like Texas, Saudi Arabia and Oklahoma have interpreted the extraction of fossil fuels as an act of divine providence. They are God's people.
"The relationship between religion and oil is ideological, theological and institutional and has major political consequences," noted Dochuk in a recent talk.