It`s all part of the Green`s misanthropic religious beliefs , that is , it doesn`t matter what happens "It`s all Our fault"
1) Mild cooling phase in the seventies , "it`s ALL Our fault as the pollution is causing global cooling"
2) Mild warming from the 80`s , "it`s ALL our fault , as the pollution is causing global warming"
3) top of the current warming trend is reached in 1998 and plateaus for the next 14 years , "it`s all Our fault as the pollution is causing global.......nothing , uummm ....stuff to happen like...weather ! Yeah that`s it ! it`s causing weather!"
In flagellantism , the central tennet is always " It`s all Our fault and We must be punished for it". Twisted though this behaviour is , at least the medieval version had the redeeming quality of only wanting to punish themselves and the travelling roadshow They provided was entertainment for the rest of the populace in the days before electronic media .