I’ve often thought global-warming adherents border upon religious fanaticism. After all, global warming believers share the judgment-day, end-of-time mythology seen in many of the world’s religions.

I’d say this news makes perfect sense given that frame:

Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won’t find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore’s book about global warming.

They’ll also find the Gaia equipped with waterless urinals, solar lighting and recycled paper as it marches toward becoming California’s first hotel certified as “green,” or benevolent to the environment. Similar features are found 35 miles south at San Francisco’s Orchard Garden Hotel, which competes for customers with neighboring luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont.

Can a nomination for Gore’s sainthood be far away?