Also, I probably have to spell this out — when I refer to nonbelievers I am referring to people who don't believe in the religion of environmentalism. Yes, environmentalism has many characteristics of a religion with Gaia as its god.
Also, my ox is not being gored. I am neither an environmentalist nor am I a member of “the Church.” Apparently, you have a dog in the race, or an ox to gore judging by your reaction. Not me.
Anyway, there are clear parallels between the Spanish Inquisition and the current effort to prosecute and punish anyone who disagrees with AGW. And in both examples, evil men exploited (or are exploiting) a situation for their own gains.