I scanned the weather forecasts a couple of weekends ago in desperation, praying that the below-freezing winds passing straight through my body as I worked outside would soon abate…
Sure enough, temperatures, said the official forecasts, were going to rise daily over the next week until pleasantly mild. However, the cold remained locked in throughout the week. The forecast was wrong. I know I’m not the only one to ask this, but how can “experts” predict what our climate will like be in thirty years, if they can’t always predict the weather correctly for the next few days?
Climate change? Hasn’t the climate always “changed”? Isn’t that the history of earth? Why do I read about ice ages? Why do I read about fossilized palm leaves and camel and rhino remains in northern latitudes, where there is now permafrost and polar bears? Why were there farms in Greenland a thousand years ago where there is now ice, if climate change and global warming are brought on by human industry? And why have the dire predictions of our time made a couple of decades ago come to nothing? Why did warnings of “global warming” morph into “climate change”?
More to the point, why did the previous US administration want to cede large amounts of money and sovereignty to international organizations: to “global governance”?
I’ve recently observed several more challenges to the hysteria still being encouraged in many circles. In the first of three examples, 49 former NASA scientists dispute man-made climate change. Follow this link to the details:
Secondly, I read Roy Spencer’s recent book* in which he reviews Al Gore’s sequel movie “Truth to Power”. Among Spencer’s accomplishments is his work as a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA. He was principal observer on missions to observe the Earth from the Space-Shuttle. Spencer, in his conclusions, writes:
Most if not all of the weather events Al Gore presents…occur naturally anyway, and we have good evidence that they have happened in the past…
…none of it has evidence that humans are making it worse…
In some cases, Gore’s claims…can be shown to be outright false.
Finally, a physics professor who taught at Columbia and Princeton expresses in this video his understanding that it’s impossible to predict the climate years in advance:
* An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy
Am I cold, or hot, or both, or neither? In this age of “devastating climate change” it’s difficult to know what my politically correct temperature should be…
The temperature outside my house this morning, before wind-chill consideration, was -1 Fahrenheit, or -18 celsius. I live in the north-west corner of the United States: hardly the arctic circle. I heard that in Wyoming the temperature was -15 F, or -26 celsius. As I drove to work and struggled to keep my circulation going I couldn’t help wondering how, with such temperatures here, those glaciers are melting at the poles…
Of course, we mortals aren’t supposed to question the idea that climate change is happening, or that it’s happening because we’ve been eating too well and keeping warm in the winter. After all, I’ve only been on the earth for several decades, and just because I’ve witnessed no change in the climate whatsoever, let alone been convinced that it’s my fault, that doesn’t mean everything’s not going wildly out of control, and that I’m not guilty of trashing the earth.
Only the super-elite know what’s really going on, don’t they: and what’s best for all us plebeians and proles out here. And after all, they deserve to jet around the world and burn all that fuel and own large limousines and keep their houses toasty warm, because they’re the ones who are right about everything. They deserve to get more and more control over our lives and our nations…right?
Unfortunately, far too many people “out here” have been successfully brainwashed into believing without question pronouncements from our ruling oligarchy via the TV news media and the education establishment which, they insist, are totally unbiased and completely untainted by political considerations. I say “drain that swamp!” Oh, if only that were really possible…
The great 20th century comedian Bob Hope, who was born in Britain as all great comedians have been, once said, “England is the only place where you get all four seasons in one day”.
And he was right. So right in fact that it would be difficult to detect if there were any change in the climate at all. Where I live now I experience extremes in weather: extreme heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Older locals tell me it used to be much hotter here in the summer. Hotter! So much for global warming.
I suppose we just have to trust that our betters know what we don’t know, like at the recent election time when they told us that Donald Trump didn’t have a chance of winning, and that he “didn’t have a path to 270”. To tell the truth (honestly, really, truthfully…no, really) I don’t trust anything my “betters” say any more. The people who tell me that babies should not be allowed to be born, and who tell me that I’m a racist because of who I wanted to see in office, and who tell me that dirty water turned into us, and who tell me that I need to shrink my budget while they spend more and more, are not to be trusted, in my humble opinion. “All reputable scientists believe in global warming and/or climate change”. Really? That’s the image being projected via the Ministry of Truth, as they seek to silence scientists such as Judith Curry. Curry was, until a few days ago, Professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and President (co-owner) of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN). Curry made a statement to the US senate on the subject which goes against the grain-read it here (1).
“All reputable scientists” believe I’m guilty of destroying the earth’s climate? Then why have 31,487 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhDs signed a petition stating the opposite (2)?
Ah, but they’re the “disreputable” scientists, because they don’t agree with the official story. They’re the “flat earth society” scientists. Well, I’m happy and honored to be a member of the flat earth society (though I’m not a scientist).
We used to be warned about global warming, but since most of us don’t sense any warming but only wish there was some warming going on, well, the concept of climate change is much more marketable.
I’m more inclined to agree with John Coleman, the Weather Channel founder who said that the concept of man-made global warming (remember, there have been natural climate changes throughout earth’s history) is “baloney”. He stated that the issue has now become “political”, and that scientific support for it is based on the need and desire for government funding: Since the government only funds scientists who put out results “supporting the global warming hypothesis,” he claimed, “they don’t have any choice.” “If you’re going to get the money, you’ve got to support their position. Therefore 97 percent of the scientific reports published support global warming. Why? Because those are the ones the government pays for and that’s where the money is.” (3).
(Alternative title “PROUD TO BELONG TO THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY”)
Within a few centuries mankind has swung out of the clutches of a tyrannical church into the clutches of a tyrannical “settled” science. We’re being conditioned to accept what the ruling elite tells us is settled, sometimes in a manner which smacks of Hegelian/ Marxist dialectics.
The Hegelian dialectic has been applied and defined most simply by David Icke as one of “Problem – Reaction – Solution”.
THE PROBLEM-REACTION-SOLUTION PARADIGM
1. Government creates or exploits a problem blaming it on others.
2. The people react by asking the government for help, willing to give up their rights.
3. The government offers the solution that was planned long before the crisis.
CLIMATE CHANGE: WE’RE ALL DOOMED, UNLESS….
We’re being told that the full and unconditional acceptance of the concept of man-caused global climate change is vital if we are going to save our planet from calamity. Similarly, the teaching of evolution as proven fact at the center of all science is now said to be absolutely vital in order to avoid going back to the dark ages of total ignorance. Dissenters-even those with PhD’s –are being dismissed as bumbling idiots or even as menaces to society. Remember that the greatest scientists—the ones most responsible for great discoveries—were creationists. These include Kepler, Newton, Boyle, Bell, Kirby, Maxwell, Pasteur and Carver, among many others: http://www.icr.org/fb/Great-Scientists/
With record cold temperatures being blamed by the government on global warming, I have to wonder if the next pronouncement will be that “two and two make five”.
IS IT REALLY SETTLED SCIENCE?
In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials in Jakarta, mid-February, US Secretary of State John Kerry said:
“The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand.”
It’s interesting that the theory of evolution is advanced with the same tactic of short-circuiting any debate or objectivity by insisting that to any “reasonable” person the argument is “settled”. Richard Dawkins, in “The Greatest Show on Earth”, wrote:
“Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact.”
If it’s so settled, why in the same publication, did Mr. Dawkins write this:
“We have no evidence about what the first step in making life was, but we do know the kind of step it must have been. It must have been whatever it took to get natural selection started.”
That doesn’t sound very scientific to me, and neither does it sound like evidence. In fact, his own words are “no evidence”.
THE PETITION PROJECT
Kerry claimed that “97 percent of scientists” agree that the phenomenon of man-made climate change is real. Is that a true statement? The answer is “no”. As of Sunday 2nd of March a petition signed by scientists who disagree with the idea that global warming is man-made had collected the signatures of 31,487 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhD’s. Here is a statement on the petition web-page:
“The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.
“Publicists at the United Nations, Mr. Al Gore, and their supporters frequently claim that only a few “skeptics” remain – skeptics who are still unconvinced about the existence of a catastrophic human-caused global warming emergency.
“It is evident that 31,487 Americans with university degrees in science – including 9,029 PhDs, are not “a few.” Moreover, from the clear and strong petition statement that they have signed, it is evident that these 31,487 American scientists are not “skeptics.”
“These scientists are instead convinced that the human-caused global warming hypothesis is without scientific validity and that government action on the basis of this hypothesis would unnecessarily and counterproductively damage both human prosperity and the natural environment of the Earth”.
In the world of evolution, atheists are becoming more desperate to eradicate all belief in creation, and as with all tyrannies, its the kids who are targeted the most. As an example, the New American reported:
Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” …has lately become a secular evangelist, preaching to parents about the dangers of allowing their children to be sucked into believing that someone bigger than man created the earth.
“If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that is completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it,because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.”
Waxing reflective, Nye complains that it is a “hard thing” to tolerate people with such imbecilic notions as a God who intelligently designed our living space. “You know, in another couple centuries that worldview, I’m sure, just won’t exist.”
(Ah but Bill-they were saying that two thousand years ago!)
Nye’s comments are interesting and unfortunately not at all unique. They are also rather reminiscent of what Adolph Hitler said on 1 May 1937:
“The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. *** This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” (2454-PS) http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/imt/nca/nca-01/nca-01-07-means-44.html
THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY
Another favorite tactic for pressuring people into silence is to threaten them for inclusion with dark-age dolts if they dare to disagree. The old “flat earth” weapon is a beaut. Kerry said:
“We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society,”
Dawkins, in his Review of “Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution”, wrote:
“To claim equal time for creation science in biology classes is about as sensible as to claim equal time for the flat-earth theory in astronomy classes. Or, as someone has pointed out, you might as well claim equal time in sex education classes for the stork theory.”
Well, I for one am very thankful for those storks, and proud to be a member of the flat-earth society!
Kerry further attempts to intimidate dissenters and us, the general public, by asserting that scientists who disagree with his view are not real scientists:
“We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts.”
Similarly, while there are quite a number of well-credentialed Creationist scientists (1) and Intelligent Design scientists, Dawkins and other prominent evolutionists dismiss them all and insist that all they have is faith but no science, and that science and “religion” are totally irreconcilable. Dawkins considers faith as “one of the world’s great evils”, and published “The God Delusion” in 2006. He has said:
“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that)”.
(From Richard Dawkins’ Review of “Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution”).
SO WHAT’S THE POINT?
Climate change proponents, particularly those in high office, publicly put most of the blame for climate change onto big business, particularly the oil companies. This ensures a large amount of support from people who think that if corporations and big business are cut down to size we’ll all be much better off. Those same politicians neglect to tell us that we will be the ones paying the price in increased food and fuel prices, who will be subject to more controls and surveillance and penalties, and who will be manipulated by more laws, rules and regulations.
The sovereignty of nations is being intentionally subordinated to more control by international bodies under the UN umbrella, so that people in other parts of the world will dictate how you are to live and how much tax money you will part with. We’re being shuffled towards “global governance” (aka global government) by means of the “problem-reaction-solution” method, in which we are told we are unavoidably independent, if we do not want to succumb to some disaster or other.
But why would some scientists say that they are convinced of man-made global climate change? At least one answer to that is that if they do not, they will be lose their job or will fail to get the grants they need to stay in business. Non-governmental agencies also receive grants and funding for towing the correct line, and therefore members don’t have to go out and find a proper job like the rest of us do. Some environmentalists believe that mankind is nothing more than a cancer on the earth, or at best an animal no more valuable that a worm or a fish. They wish to see humans diminished in power and presence on the earth.
There has been no global warming for over seventeen years (2), hence the need for proponents to change the working term to “climate change”. Even if there had been, it would not prove that human activity is the cause. Climate change has been going on since the beginning of the world, but now it’s going to be used as an excuse to get more taxes out of us and to put more controls on us. Every time there’s a tornado or a hot day or a few inches of snow we’ll be told it’s due to the destructive activities and proclivities of human nature.
According to ”Science Nordic” there were farms and fields in Greenland a thousand years ago (3). According to “Science Daily” palms once grew in the Antarctic (4), and if you want to you can get coal for your fire from the North Pole (that is, until President Obama stops you -5). You can read about an ancient forest being found under Alaska’s ice:
“An ancient forest has thawed from under a melting glacier in Alaska and is now exposed to the world for the first time in more than 1,000 years.” (6).
1: You can see a list of some Creationist scientists here:
Revolting against taxation without representation, against brutal control from afar, and against a lack of freedom in general, founding fathers of the United States made such statements as this one:
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Now, just a few generations later, Americans slouch on the couch as their tax burden continues to climb (remember that one supreme-court justice swung the court’s power behind Obamacare by calling it a “tax” *). Their representatives, busily spending their taxes, are increasingly distant and out of touch. They are numbered, filed, scrutinized and directed from before birth to after death, as their phone calls, emails, texts (and blog posts) are recorded and scanned. Thousands more laws are created annually. Americans get deeper and deeper into national debt, spending money that even their grand-children haven’t begun to work hard for yet (17 trillion dollars and rising) and deeper and deeper into personal debt, while only a few are aware or caring of the fact that:
“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7).
Socialism is not the answer to this problem, because in it you will still have a ruling elite who take your money and your freedom to line their own nests, while preventing you from prospering.
In a land which once prided itself on freedom of speech, voices are increasingly silenced by political correctness.
Patrick Henry and his contemporaries would be horrified to see the results of their blood sweat and tears. A modern version of Henry’s statement may go something like this:
“Give me liberty or give me at least two hundred channels”.
I rarely like songs – I prefer instrumentals – and this song isn’t exactly on the cutting edge of newness. But it’s refreshingly relevant and really hits a spot with me:
(EVO-LUTION “Society of Today”- KL Dark Recordings)
CHRISLAM OR CHRIS-SPAM?
Every way you look, humanity is searching for lowest common denominators, and this is no exception. “Chrislam” is a present-day attempt to merge Christianity with Islam, or at least to find common ground and bring the two together in harmony.
Islam holds that the Trinity is a blasphemous heresy, and that Jesus Christ was a prophet only. In direct contrast the Bible, written long before the Koran, states very clearly that
“No one who denies the Son has the Father” (1 John 2:23).
It tells us that Jesus, the Christ, the “Messiah”, called himself the “I AM”, a title only God can ascribe to himself (Exodus 3:13-14). Jesus said:
“I tell you the truth…before Abraham was born, I am!”(John 8:58)
Jesus was crucified because of his claim: the unbelieving Jews had Jesus killed because he made himself equal with God:
“Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, ‘I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?’
‘We are not stoning you for any of these…but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God’” (John 10 31-32).
“Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”
“Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied…
Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses?”
“He is worthy of death,” they answered (Matthew 26:63-68).
Further than that, Jesus said:
“…if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be you will indeed die in your sins” (John 8:24).
Only the Son of God can pay the price of sin. The deity of Christ is not something you can toss away to suit your agenda.
And if you throw away the Bible’s testimony, you’re wandering into the territory of creating your own religion or cult…of creating God in your or someone else’s image. But don’t tack the name of “Christ” onto it in an attempt to buy respectability. You can’t join the gospel of Christ and the beliefs of Islam without denying both.
COME ON DOWN, PLANET X!
Some alternative thinkers out there somewhere believe that there’s a huge, unwelcome and unseen member of our solar system, nick-named Planet X. It’s a brown dwarf – ignored, denied and hushed up by the government and NASA. Planet X, they say, is on a near-collision course with earth. In the next year or so, say its followers, it will pass by us so close as to cause enormous tsunamis, earth-quakes etc., devastating the population of our frail little home. The ruling and super-rich elite are in the know, and busily building shelters for their own survival (I can believe that part).
Well, after looking around at the world of men my view of Planet X is this: let it do its work-it’s time to start over anyway!
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD HYMNS?
Am I the only one to feel this way about hymns, or are they really being hijacked and then brutally abused? After declaring hymns to be out of date, out of touch and boring, the “Contemporary” Christian music industry digs them up, sticks a rhythm onto them- usually half-timing them (i.e. slower) – and gets a handsome guy or a cute gal to sing them with enough melodramatic huff and puff to pop (excuse the pun) a weather balloon .
At Christmas time it’s now almost impossible to sing a rousing carol without watching some wanna-be pop star watching you back and wondering why you aren’t wiggling to the beat.
Please, if you can’t revere the song and its inspiration write your own, don’t cash in on someone else’s!
COME BACK SMAUG-ALL IS FORGIVEN!
I wonder how many pet lizards have been named “Smaug” in recent months? My son’s Smaug, a bearded dragon, hasn’t yet learned how to breathe fire-unfortunately. I say “unfortunately” because it’s been so cold here a few fire-breathing dragons would be most welcome. Whatever happened to global warming?
There’s been a record increase in the polar ice cap:
Not to worry-I’m sure dear Mr. Gore and his pals in the Whitehouse are keeping toasty warm anyway, as they plan more taxes and laws to impose upon us in order to “combat climate change”, and as they BLAME THE ARCTIC FREEZE ON GLOBAL WARMING!
There are those who think that the modern environmentalist has come to rescue us all from the evils of human civilization, and particularly from the evils of Christian civilization. It’s all the fault of us Christians that individuals, companies and nations have been enormously greedy, destructive and exploitive. There are even those who think that it’s high time humans were dethroned as the ruling species on earth, and greatly diminished in number so that animals can rule “again”.
Wait a minute, don’t environmentalists believe we are animals too, like slugs or ducks or chimpanzees? Don’t they believe in natural selection, survival of the fittest and all that? Haven’t we proved to be the fittest? Isn’t there a little hypocrisy going on?
I remember that when I was age eleven my school was exposed to some over-population propaganda, which suggested that we would all be stepping on each other’s heads by the new millennium. When we hear environmentalists and politicians talk of overpopulation, as Mr. Hitler did and used it as part of his excuse to wipe out several million people like flies (see “Mein Kampf”), it’s interesting to get one or two things into perspective.
The Republic of Ireland, a very small nation, covers 32, 595 square miles.If you don’t know, it’s that little part of the above map that I’ve colored yellow. If you could persuade everyone on earth to be friendly enough (and if the Irish didn’t mind), every person on earth could fit into Ireland and have over 129.8 square feet of space each. If you’ve ever flown over a big country and looked out of the window, you’ve been hard pressed to see any signs of human habitation at all. Yes, some cities are overcrowded, and yes there is a managable limit to the resources, but the world is a big place.
I’m inclined to agree with those conspiracy theorists who insist that governments increase their control over us and over our money by drawing our attention to a crisis – real, perceived or invented – exaggerating it to scare us with the help of the media which has a similar agenda to those in power, and with the help of those who stand to benefit financially from grants etc., and then offering or forcing the “solution”. The “facts” of man-caused global warming and climate change have been questioned and denied by many scientists, but dissenters are ignored or silenced, and fear the loss of their positions.
I distinctly remember at the age of fourteen hearing and seeing news reports telling us that we were entering an ice-age.. Just in case you didn’t know, it hasn’t happened, yet.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for being responsible in the way we live, and the way we treat and use our environment and our planet. I’m very much in favor of leaving large parts of the earth in original, unspoiled condition (without stopping humans from enjoying it). I almost agree with Tolkein that the worst thing to happen to the world is the internal combustion engine.
However, long before we are all treading on each other’s heads, The Environmentalist is going to come and put all things right. Who on earth can I mean – some power mad, regulation-addicted control- freak government bureaucrat wanting to count the number of times you pass wind so that he can tax you for it or put you in prison: some self-righteous NGO zealot wishing to hand over three quarters of the earth to “other” animals? Well actually no: The Environmentalist I’m speaking of is in heaven, and this is a part of His plan for the future:
“The time has come…for destroying those who destroy the earth” (Revelation 11: 18).
Wow! What a twist! God made the earth, it belongs to Him, and by golly, HE’S the one who’s going to straighten it up and give it a very serious spring clean! And according to that God of the Bible, it’s not just a nasty whiff in the air and a two degree fluctuation in the temperature that’s going to be His focus of attention!
Our culture and our society are as much our environment as is the ocean or the air, and these things concern God far more than whether some of the glaciers have melted or not.
These are the things that defile and destroy God’s creation:
Immorality and the perversion of human relationships instituted by God;
The sacrifice of millions of innocent, helpless little humans;
Greed and selfishness;
Violence and bloodshed;
Occultism and witchcraft (not the pointy hat variety);
Failing to treat the land with respect;
The worship of nature and man – made gods instead of the Creator;
Sin in general, and
The rejection of His Son.
The Bible describes very graphically what The Environmentalist has planned for the earth:
“…the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare” (2 Peter 3:10).
Now that’s global warming!
But fear not, because those of us who have gone in repentance (actively turning from our sin) to the Son of God, for mercy and forgiveness, are going to live forever in the new heavens and the new earth (Revelation 21: 1).
This will be a perfect, pristine environment physically, aesthetically, morally and spiritually. However,
“…the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur…” (Revelation 21:8).