Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish scientist who has so angered the environmentalists with his rational skepticism of the global warming crusade, contributes this article in which he gets at the reason why environmentalism so completely enraptures many people. Quoting Al Gore, saving the planet gives us “a generational mission; the exhilaration of a compelling moral purpose….”

It’s as hard for reason to compete with that as it is with the belief system of Ahmadinejad.