The secular religion of global warming has all the elements of a religious faith: original sin (we are polluting the planet), ritual (separate your waste for recycling), redemption (renounce economic growth) and the sale of indulgences (carbon offsets). We are told that we must have faith (all argument must end, as Al Gore likes to say) and must persecute heretics (global warming skeptics are like Holocaust deniers, we are told).
People in the grip of such a religious frenzy evidently feel justified in lying, concealing good evidence and plucking bad evidence from whatever flimsy source may be at hand.
The arguments that green energy is a producer of jobs are all somewhat weird, as if we could improve our lot by banning the use of the tractor in farming and requiring all work to be done by hand, thus returning to the days when it took 90% of the population to grow food.
Technical progress, and the tech industry, depend on making energy as cheap, not as expensive, as possible. A world in which people spend all their time working to produce or pay for inefficient energy is not a world with money to spare for the iPod.