I have posted many blog entries about my opposition to the climate change cult (if you want to follow my entries about global warming, go to this entry and follow the links). IMO, the global warming movement is unbiblical.The harsh winter that much of the US has experienced this year has correctly soured many Americans against anthropogenic global warming. The good people of Minnesota have some strong thoughts about global warming. After you check out the following video, you can check out eight other videos by going here.
The scandal known as Climategate started on the night of November 19 when a compressed file with 1,073 emails and about 3,600 other files showed up as a download in Siberia. These emails and files had been removed from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, in the United Kingdom. To get quick information about key facts with this scandal, check out “Fast Facts About Climategate.”
Before Climategate began on November 19, evidence was available to call into question global warming, even though ex-presidential candidate, Al Gore (I did not vote for him), disagreed (for starters with this evidence, go here, here, here, and here). Unfortunately, because of the foolishness of our President (as you might expect, I didn’t vote for him either!) and the majority of our Congressmen, the American public will have to pay for their arrogance.
However, what concerns me more than our flawed governmental leaders are the evangelicals who have signed the questionable Evangelical Call to Action on Climate Change (here is a list of the signatories). If you want more information about this evangelical compromise, check out Fred Butler’s “False Prophets (for some helpful links, go to Steve Hays’ “Linkfest on Climategate“). In the last few weeks, the recent exposé “Climategate: the Final Nail in the Coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?” should challenge us to be careful before we get on any evangelical bandwagon.
I have been skeptical of global warming for many years and even did my first post on it in the first few months when I started blogging. However, you should not take my opposition to the climate change movement to indicate that I have no concern about the environment. Because of the dominion mandate in Genesis 1, I have some level of concern for my stewardship in taking care of the environment. However, IMNSHO, most of our politically correct governmental leaders and some evangelicals have elevated climate change to a virtual apocalyptic nightmare and this is unbiblical. Since all of life is in the hands of an absolutely sovereign God, the heavens and earth will not be destroyed until he choses (2 Pet 3:12). However, until that time, let me suggest that we attempt to think biblically. For example, Genesis 8:22 contains a divine promise: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” If we believe God, we should regulate our lives by this promise.
I wanted to do a brief update to one of my posts yesterday. As I noted yesterday, everybody (excluding Al Gore and the UN paid scientists) knows that we are not in a period of global warming. We seem to be entering a period of global cooling. Check out this article that caught my interest with its headline (BTW, when you see the advertisement about Ardi, return to my website and for a Christian perspective, go here):
“What happened to global warming??”
Have you noticed the way the terminology used to describe global warming has shifted to climate change? What are the reasons for this shift in terminology? At least, one reason for the terminology shift is that everyone knows we are not going through a period of global warming (check out the Copenhagen Consensus), though Al Gore may be living on another planet. In my thinking this is all absurd (for a sample of my take, click here)!
In any event, I could not resist posting another tip that the planet is not heating up from my car’s CO2 emissions, rather it is getting colder. Check out yesterday’s forecast for Minneapolis and John’s very brief note “Global Warming Ravages the Midwest.”
I have been skeptical of global warming for some time now (“About Global Warming“). And, it concerns me that our tax dollars are going to be squandered on this issue and that our major news media sources have ignored the connection between the earth’s climate and the sun. Though many news media outlets appear to be in the tank with the Obama administration and its quest to save us from anthropogenic global warming, there are some key dissenting voices which return to the issue of the connection between the earth’s climate and sunspots. For more information on this connection, see Corey Jones’ “Earth Approaching Sunspot Records.”
Though I have some level of concern about my stewardship of the environment as an outworking of the dominion mandate in Genesis 1, I am convinced that the hurricane force of the current global warming frenzy is unbiblical. Some of our politicians and the news media have elevated global warming to a virtual apocalyptic nightmare that may have some drastic influences on our standard of living. Since all of life is in the hands of an absolutely sovereign God, the heavens and earth will not be destroyed until he choses (2 Pet 3:12). However, until that time, let me suggest that we attempt to think biblically. For example, Genesis 8:22 contains a divine promise: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Since I am somewhat cynical about global warming (for more on my cynicism about anthropogenic global warming, click here and here), I have been sardonically following this frenzy for some time and have noticed that the news media does not generally promote sources that work against the doomsday approach of the global warming activists like Al Gore. Here is an article that provides some caution that will hopefully take some of the force out of the hurricane of global warming.
On May 18, an article by S. Fred Singer was posted on the web about the misplaced and potentially costly results from the current Global Warming scare. Singer’s purpose “is to show that this concern is misplaced, that human activities are not influencing the global climate in a perceptible way, and that, in any case, very little can be done about global climate change. It is unstoppable; we should not even try to influence it. Climate will continue to change, as it always has in the past, both warming and cooling on different time scales and for different reasons, completely unrelated to any human action.” He further argues that modest warming has beneficial effects. Singer insightfully points out that “many climate scientists, including those working on the report of the UN-sponsored IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] have pointed out that the greenhouse computer models all show a global temperature increase. But the two dozen or so major GH models in the world all give different warming rates, depending on the assumptions that are fed into the model.”
It is disappointing that few have observed the obvious disparity between the computer-generated patterns and those that are observed “and drawn the obvious conclusion that current climate models cannot simulate properly the processes of the real atmosphere and that the anthropogenic effect on climate predicted by models are still too small to be noticeable.” To get the full impact of this article, continue reading Dr. Singer’s “The Global Warming Debate” (HT: John Hinderaker).