Let me begin very simply: The degree to which the world has accepted lies in the realm of climate change is astounding, perhaps unprecedented.
If you chafe at that assertion, or any of those I will briefly lay out below, please know that they each are based on years of research. I am weary of arguing and back-linking to prove facts that are simply… true. Check them out for yourself. It will take a great deal of work. The media has done an amazing job of burying facts and the scientists at outright deleting them. (If you don’t have the time or inclination, then watch this 90-minute video which does a great job. Some key points to remember:
- The planet’s climate has changed dramatically throughout history.
- It may or may not be warming now. Probably not.
- If it is, variations in the sun’s energy are the overwhelming driver.
- Water vapor and cloud formation are significant secondary drivers.
- Clouds are poorly understood or represented in climate models.
- Carbon dioxide is a tiny factor, roughly 1/10th the impact of water.
- It has been responsibly theorized that CO2 is an effect of warming, not a cause.
- Warmer climates are congruent on both macro and micro timescales, with the thriving of humanity; colder climates with just the opposite: death.
- If CO2 were contributing to global warming, the UN’s IPCC report says that even the most massive changes right now would have little, if any effect for several decades.
- There are dozens of well-accepted, large-scale humanitarian projects and objectives with dramatically higher cost-benefit ratios than even the most optimistic global warming “solution” scenarios.
Let’s move on, shall we?
Two Nobel Peace Prize winners (2007 and 2009) met in the Oval Office on Monday, 12/7. Their presence, scheming together around the subject (climate change) most likely to lead to world government and the temporary illusion of peace and harmony before the Tribulation reminds me of Jeremiah 6:14 & 8:11:
They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ [2X] when there is no peace.
I don’t have the time to delve into it, but consider, for a moment, how peace and truth come together in Christ alone. Saying ‘Truth, truth’… when there is no TRUTH.
The meeting occurred on the eve of the extra-Biblical but widely observed Catholic feast of the immaculate conception (of, not by) Mary. Apparently, she is the patron saint of the United States. Take all that as you will; those are facts, not judgments.
The Gore-Obama meeting came 12 days after the eve of another holiday with mostly-forgotten, but deeply Christian roots: American Thanksgiving. On that day (Wednesday November 25th) BHO took it upon himself to announce aggressive targets for the U.S. in reducing carbon emissions.
(If that doesn’t work, he has other unilateral tactics up his sleeve, including a pending declaration by the EPA that the breath that every living creature exhales — carbon dioxide — is a “dangerous pollutant”, as the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. Hold that thought; I’ll revisit it in upcoming posts).
The timing of BHO’s unilateral executive commitment on our behalf may have been a function of the Copenhagen summit, but it also sits in the context of the “Climategate” scandal, which was reaching hurricane force by that time, despite lock-step efforts by the MSM, Google and others to quash any news of it.
The timing ensured that opponents would be unable to marshal a response, or an audience, for five full days. Nonetheless, BHO’s declaration “was met with strong support from a diverse group of leaders, including former Vice President Al Gore“ who wrote, that day, on his curiously upside-down blog:
“President Obama took an important step today with the announcement that he will attend the global warming treaty talks in Copenhagen.
This action is another example of the significant change in policy on the climate crisis….Those who feared that the United States had abdicated its global responsibility should take hope from these actions and work towards completing a strong operational agreement next month in Copenhagen and guidelines for negotiators to complete their work next year on a comprehensive treaty.
It’s hard not to hear, in Gore’s words, not only a strange kind of puppeteer confidence in his man, but also echoes of what must be a deep well of bitterness only now budding into frenzied expectations of triumph and power. He watched his rival serve out two terms in the Oval Office that he felt were stolen from him. Richard Nixon was arguably damaged goods by 1960, however it’s hard to argue that losing to JFK under similar circumstances made him a better man or a wiser leader.
Further back, I’m reminded of Adonijah who briefly usurped the throne of Israel as his father, King David, lay dying. Once David got wind of the scheme, Adonijah was deposed and Solomon, Adonijah’s younger half brother was elevated, anointed and crowned in his stead. In 1st Kings 2:15, we hear Adonijah pleading with Bathsheba (in modern parlance, his step-mom and, by then, the Queen Mother of Israel) asking her to relay his words to her biological son, King Solomon:
“You know that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel fully expected me to reign. However, the kingdom has turned about…”
It is my hope that the Senate will support the President and move quickly to pass climate and energy legislation early next year in order to ensure that the world moves toward speedy solutions for the climate crisis.”
Of all the adjectives he could have used (e.g., “responsible”, “measured”, “wise”, “sane”, “scientifically grounded”, “economically rational”, etc.), “speedy” is remarkable.
What’s the rush when the UN’s own reports say that any change man could make could not possibly have any measurable effect on the climate for at least fifty years? Furthermore, how is the mirage of anthropocentric, catastrophic, man-fixable global warming a “crisis” (much less an important one) for anything other than Gore’s career and those of others who have staked their reputations on this grand lie?
Gore’s dual sense of urgency and crisis, while inexplicable in scientific terms, is at least consistent. In an interview with the Times of London last week, he remarked, arrogantly, but with a dash of irony:
“The naysayers are in a sunset phase with a spectacular climax just before they subside from view. This is a race between common sense and unreality.”
If there remains any illusion that this was a debate about scientifically verifiable truth, his vitriolic tone, including words like “naysayer” pretty much quash that idea. (The quest for truth in the investigation of the planet’s climate was already in poor health twenty years ago; now, with Climategate, its casket has been opened and it stinks.)
What I find ironic in Gore’s words is that, in one sense (like his blog, upside-down) this IS a battle between common sense and unreality.
What Gore doesn’t point out is that both the commonness and the rationality of “common sense” have shifted markedly in the last fifty-odd years, coming un-moored from larger inter-generational truth or wisdom. Individual post-modernist relativism has won the day and it’s not about to go quietly back into the modernist jar.
Once common sense became un-moored from anything fixed, it became easier and easier to put a different kind of wind (not the Holy Spirit) into its sails and manipulate what it means to the average man-on-the-street. “Common sense” now shifts easily with mass emotion, moved with the mass media on which we’re all drunk.
Back to Gore…
The best liars nearly always ladle out large dollops of truth to make their words sound plausible. Satan quotes scripture routinely. It can be difficult but often illuminating to find those truths embedded in a tangled web of perverted usage.
Understanding can come from slowing down, thinking, studying and praying — the antithesis of what Gore urges. Recognizing these truths in their vast, proper, singular and eternal truth context is the only antidote to swallowing them on satan’s twisted terms.
There is no “crisis” beyond God’s purview. “Do not fear,” He says, over and over again. This made-up hubristic crisis of man-made and fixable climate catastrophe is not of God, but of his perennial enemy, appealing to a perfect storm of fear, ego and self-righteousness. (If I just cut my carbon emissions, I’ll be a good person.)
One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun
Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea
Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly
Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning’s celebration
The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools
Who’s the “shepherd”? We are left to guess. We know the real one — Jesus Christ — is coming, quite likely soon. He may well be crying at all that the world’s come to. (I’m sure I’m not alone at having cried, on occasion, tears of frustration and anger). I doubt that’s what Gore means by the shepherd though.
If Gore sees himself in that role — a man of superior intelligence, marshaling a flock of meek, stupid animals (and, in the context of the poem, who else would it be?) then the theory I will expound in upcoming posts will make increasing sense.
He’s right about something else too: the hour of choosing has arrived.
Coda without comment: “Global Climate Change Conference Heats Up as Obama, Gore and the Vatican Strategize” (Their exact wording, not mine.)
Catholic clout is added to those [Gore & Obama] dramas as the Vatican delegation to the Global Climate Change Conference and a coalition of over 150 charitable agencies are poised to raise awareness, if not the roof of the Bella center where the plenary sessions of the Global Climate Change Conference are being held in Copenhagen.
Caritas International, an umbrella organization of more than 150 Catholic charities and CIDSE, a charitable agency centered in Belgium representing another 30 organizations are bringing bishops and other representatives to the conference from 25 countries. The two agencies announced their plans in a statement on the CIDSE web site.
Their representatives will be lobbying delegates to commit to the goals of the Conference…
The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today [Dec. 8th] after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN’s role… The so-called Danish text, a secret draft agreement worked on by a group of individuals known as “the circle of commitment” – but understood to include the UK, US and Denmark – has only been shown to a handful of countries since it was finalised this week.
UPDATE II: “Was [Gore] lying or just terribly mistaken?” If you’re in the habit of self-justification and arrogance, the two don’t feel all that different.