Sally Jewell has removed any doubt. When she was confirmed as the Secretary of the Interior, she also became a high priestess of the Church of Global Warming and she evidently sees her main function as a defender of the faith.
That means, of course, that it’s her job to identify and purge heretics.
Jewell talked in late July to Interior employees and laid down the religious law: “I hope there are no climate change deniers in the Department of Interior.”
And if there are, well, they would be rejecting a “moral imperative” to deal with climate change. And we know what happens to heretics who reject so-called “moral imperatives.”
Nonbelievers, Jewell told the employees, should go out into the woods.
“If you don’t believe in it, come out into the resources,” Jewell told the employees.
Just ask Galileo, who recanted his observation that the earth circles the sun (not vice versa), but nonetheless insisted that simplistic beliefs could not alter reality.
“And yet it moves,” Galileo is reputed to have said, referring to the earth.
Galileo cut his deal in 1633, which shows that Interior, under Jewell’s leadership, is at least sticking with the classics.