the right seems to be picking up on the notion that we are now a people who are so full of fear that our Ruling Class can use the weather to stampede us with fear. So while the “Weather Is Not Climate Except When it Is” crowd is shouting “Be afraid of climate change!!!” Newt Gingrich draws from the same well to alloy Climate Change[TM] with Terror[TM] in a one-two punch of fear manipulation.
Meanwhile, the ever-countercultural Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”