Bill Bonner (in 2007)

The media and the activists march along with the serene confidence of a religious cult, convinced that the world is in imminent danger [global warming] and only they can save it. Politicians, corporate do-gooders, and investors are not far behind…each hoping to get something out of the whole thing. And bringing up the rear guard are the yeomen soldiers….the poor grunts who will go along with anything, so long as it’s sufficiently idiotic.