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					Isn't it strange that, with all the talk about Global Warming (GW), we
just had one of the coldest winters we've had in a long time? The 2007
Farmers' Almanac, whose predictions are up to 85% accurate, predicts
frigid temperatures, as much as 20 degrees below seasonal norms (and
nearly 40 degrees colder than last winter), for Montana, the Dakotas and
parts of Wyoming. For the Gulf Coast up through New England,
unseasonably cold, or "shivery," conditions are expected. Snow, and
lots of it, is also forecast for the nation's midsection, parts of New
England, and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. "The Great Lakes
and Ohio River Valley may be the only area spared the extreme cold,"
reveals Sandi Duncan, Managing Editor, "but this is not to say this area
won't be without its cold spells and significant snowfalls."Wonder why
THAT hasn't made the news!We recently ministered to an 11-year old who
was literally in tears
with fear over the GW scare they'd been discussing in school. The
child reasoned that, "If the world is ending; why bother with anything
but huddling together with my family?"Every natural disaster that takes
place these days is being blamed on GW.
Many world leaders are accepting GW as Gospel truth. A recent survey
revealed that 33% of Americans see GW as a very real threat to our
existence. TV shows such as Discovery's "Planet Earth" are showy,
elaborate propaganda pieces for the GW agenda.A MATTER OF FAITHA news
headline recently read: "Global Warming is not due to human
contribution of Carbon Dioxide." Dr. Tim Ball is the Chairman of the
Natural Resources Stewardship Project, is a Victoria-based
environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the
University of Winnipeg. In a February 5, 2007 article entitled, "Global
Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?" Ball writes: "Global Warming, as
we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to
make people open up their eyes and see the truth...few listen, despite
the fact that I was one of the first Canadian Ph.Ds. in Climatology and
I have an extensive background in climatology, especially the
reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on
human history and the human condition. Few listen, even though I have
a Ph.D, (Doctor of Science) from the University of London, England
and was a climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg. For
some reason (actually for many), the World is not listening. Here is
why."What would happen if tomorrow we were told that...the Earth is
flat?It would probably be the most important piece of news in the media
and would generate a lot of debate. So why is it that when scientists
who have studied the Global Warming phenomenon for years say that
humans are not the cause nobody listens?"Believe it or not, Global
Warming is not due to human contribution
of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This, in fact, is the greatest deception in the
history of science. We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars
while creating unnecessary fear and consternation over an issue with
no scientific justification. For example, Environment Canada brags
about spending $3.7 billion in the last five years dealing with climate
change almost all on propaganda trying to defend an indefensible
scientific position while at the same time closing weather stations
and failing to meet legislated pollution targets."...if we don't pursue
the truth, we are lost as individuals and as a
society... there is no evidence that we are, or could ever cause, global
climate change...So how has the world come to believe that something
is wrong?"Maybe for the same reason we believed, 30 years ago, that
global
cooling was the biggest threat: a matter of faith. "It is a cold fact:
the
Global Cooling presents humankind with the most important social,
political, and adaptive challenge we have had to deal with for ten
thousand years. Your stake in the decisions we make concerning it
is of ultimate importance; the survival of ourselves, our children, our
species," wrote Lowell Ponte in 1976."I was as opposed to the threats of
impending doom global cooling
engendered as I am to the threats made about Global Warming...I am
not denying the phenomenon has occurred. The world has warmed
since 1680, the nadir of a cool period called the Little Ice Age that
has generally continued to the present. These climate changes are well
within natural variability and explained quite easily by changes in the
sun. But there is nothing unusual going on."TRUTH OR...SOMETHING ELSE?Is
GW a fact? Yes, actually. As Dr. Klaus Toepfer, executive director
of the United Nations Environment Programme, remarked, "More and
more, people around the world are aware that there is climate change.
Nobody is questioning that any longer."But don't buy every opinion being
pitched by Hollywood "scientists"
like Alec Baldwin, Leonardo, Tom Hanks, Will Farrell and movies like
"The Day After Tomorrow." They've taken the bate being offered by
everybody's favorite ex-Veep-now-Movie-Maker Al Gore and his
global warming crusade. More on him coming up (you've been warned).Is GW
OUR fault? No, it's not. Though the European Parliament has
called for trade sanctions against the United States unless it agrees to
curb its CO2 emissions, more and more scientists are speaking out
AGAINST those who say mankind is to blame. Climatologist Pat
Michaels of the CATO Institute stated, "Climate changes, yes...but
climate has changed in the past without human beings having anything
to do with it..."If we were to embrace what environmentalists say, we'd
all believe
the polar ice caps are melting and America's coasts will be submerged
soon. Don't start building an ark just yet. If we consider that the North
Pole is a giant ice cube floating in the ocean, if that melts at Summer's
end, that means nothing to sea level. The South Pole, is the largest ice
mass on the planet. Experts say it is gaining ice, not losing it.The
temperature of our planet has been fluctuating, at least, since the
invention of the thermometer. They say it was warmer 1,000 years ago
than it is today, but that it started cooling. Colonial America was
gripped
by the last days of The Little Ice Age, with some of the deepest snows
and coldest temperatures in recorded North American history. Remember
Valley Forge? Jefferson wrote about life during the tail end of this
climate
change. In his book, "Notes on the State of Virginia", he wrote, "The
snow
used to lie on the ground for months at a time; now it only does so for
weeks or days..."It lasted into the 1800s. 1816 was known as the "year
without summer."
Today, some climatologists are more worried about another ice age than
global warming. CBN News reports that, " these experts have been
drowned out by a worldwide movement that has branded global-warming
skeptics as evil, even comparing them to people who deny the existence
of the Holocaust."CBN goes on to say, "At least part of the European
Left's hatred of
George Bush is his refusal to sign onto the Kyoto Protocol (KP), an
agreement among industrialized nations to lower their carbon dioxide
emissions as a way to fight against global warming. But it is not all
President Bush's fault - under President Clinton, the Senate killed the
treaty 95 to nothing. But at the 2005 G-8 summit in Scotland, British
Prime Minister Tony Blair pushed President Bush to finally join the
global warming fight.Though he symbolically signed it, Bush declared,
"America's
unwillingness to embrace a flawed treaty should not be read by our
friends and allies as any abdication of responsibility. To the contrary,
my administration is committed to a leadership role on the issue of
climate change ... Our approach must be consistent with the long-term
goal of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere."It's
been stated that the reason the U.S. won't ratify the agreement is that,
unlike Europe, we recognize that the Kyoto Protocol will do nothing
measurable about global warming. In other words, "G. Dubya" hasn't
fallen for the whole GW-thing. By one estimate, it would make a
difference of only seven one-hundredths of one degree Celsius after
50 years - an amount too small too measure. The European response
seems to be, "At least we're doing something!"Yes, they are doing
something. From the Bush administration's
perspective, they're wasting money that they could use to invest in the
technologies of the future, throwing it at solar energy and windmills.
It's
been pointed out that the biggest supporters of KP in the industrialized
world have the worst economies, most with double-digit unemployment
(the US is at a mere 4.4%, incidentally). Critics of Kyoto say signing on
would take from our gross domestic product billions annually. New
technologies could eventually replace fossil fuels, if these nations
don't
first cripple their own economies with concepts like KP.CBN reports,
"Stephen Milloy, who runs JunkScience.com, says
corporations have been caving in to pressure from environmentalists.
He said, "Global warming pushers are going company by company,
getting corporate management to be supportive of either the KP or other
GW provisions. And eventually, they're going to develop enough political
support among corporations that corporations will begin forcefully
lobbying for GW restrictions in the U.S."AN INCONGRUOUS TRICK"Scientists
have an independent obligation to respect and present the
truth as they see it," Al Gore insists in his film "An Inconvenient
Truth."
Very true, Al. Let's ask 'em: "What do world climate experts actually
think about the science of Al's movie?"Professor Bob Carter of the Marine
Geophysical Laboratory at James
Cook University, says: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak
that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film,
are
commanding public attention."Carter must certainly be part of what Gore
sites as a tiny cadre of
"climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of
scientists." Y'think?Actually, according to Tom Harris, Executive
Director of Natural Resources Stewardship Project, Carter is one of
hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby
group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions
of CO2 are causing significant global climate change. According to
Harris, "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? "Because
what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a
very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field."Though
many scientists focus their global change studies on everything
from polar bears to poison ivy, they are not all to be considered climate
change experts.Carter writes, "We should listen most to scientists who
use real data to
try to understand what nature is actually telling us about the causes and
extent of global climate change. In this relatively small community,
there is no consensus, despite what Gore and others would suggest."
He gives a sampling of the side of the GW debate we almost never
hear:Carleton University paleoclimatologist Professor Tim Patterson -
"There
is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth's temperature
over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten
times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet
was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion
years...how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small
increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century's
modest warming?""Patterson concluded his testimony by explaining what his
research and
"hundreds of other studies" reveal: on all time scales, there is very
good
correlation between Earth's temperature and natural celestial phenomena
such as changes in the brightness of the Sun...Antarctica has survived
warm and cold events over millions of years. A meltdown is simply not
a realistic scenario in the foreseeable future," said Carter.Gore tells
us in the film, "Starting in 1970, there was a precipitous
drop-off in the amount and extent and thickness of the Arctic ice cap."
This is misleading, according to Ball: "The survey that Gore cites was
a single transect across one part of the Arctic basin in the month of
October during the 1960s when we were in the middle of the cooling
period. The 1990 runs were done in the warmer month of September,
using a wholly different technology."A paper published in 2003 by
University of Alaska professor Igor
Polyakov shows that, the region of the Arctic where rising temperature is
supposedly endangering polar bears showed fluctuations since 1940 but
no overall temperature rise.Dr. Wibjorn Karlen, emeritus professor, Dept.
of Physical Geography
and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden - "For several
published records it is a decrease for the last 50 years,"Carter goes on
to say, "Concerning Gore's beliefs about worldwide
warming...in addition to the cooling in the NW Atlantic, massive areas
of cooling are found in the North and South Pacific Ocean; the whole of
the Amazon Valley; the north coast of South America and the Caribbean;
the eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caucasus and Red Sea; New
Zealand and even the Ganges Valley in India. ...""Gore's point that 200
cities and towns in the American West set all time
high temperature records is also misleading," Carter asserts.
Dr. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at The University of
Alabama in Huntsville - "It is not unusual for some locations, out of the
thousands of cities and towns in the U.S., to set all-time records," he
says. "The actual data shows that overall, recent temperatures in the
U.S. were not unusual."Carter adds,"The man [Gore] is an embarrassment to
US science and its
many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state
publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science."
How's that for a critique? Hollywood gave this film an Academy award
for Best Documentary - which speaks volumes to me - and Gore has been
nominated to receive the Nobel Prize in October for his wide-reaching
efforts to draw the world's attention to the dangers of Global
Warming.Deception is everywhere, all the time.As others have already
stated, just follow the money and those who
worship it to find out what's really happening here. Whether its Gore's
'carbon offset' concept that would make him the richest man in town
(by the way, he owns a company* you'd buy credits from that would
help us each to reduce our carbon "footprint" - a concept intended to
get us accustomed to paying a usage fee for fossil fuels), or a proposed
CO2 Tax intended to reduce emissions do solve a problem that's not
even proven to exist, somebody's cranking up their money machine over
this supposed catastrophe.*The offset provider invests your money in tree
planting projects and
other similar projects that take the place of the environmental impact of
your emissions - car, business, air travel. An offset purchased through a
nonprofit company might help preserve a forest in the Northwest, or it
might help with rainforest restoration in Ecuador. That does NOT mean
there will literally be a tree in the Ecuadorean rainforest with your
name
on it. Unfortunately, customers will not get to choose how their
donations
are distributed. One possible place where your money may go, for
example, is to project intended to reduce CO2 emissions at truck stops
would allow drivers to plug in their trucks at night rather than leave
them
idling.BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GODEnvironmentalists say we cannot
continue to spew CO2 into the air. I agree
that we should be the best stewards of the planet that God has given us.
But I've also read that more air pollution is coming from the open
cooking
fires of Chinese villages and gas omitted by the world's farm animals
than
by our cars and factories. Not kidding!The skeptics answer that the world
is doomed. Such talk instills fear in
people and fear is faith in the devil. As Christians, our faith is
SUPPOSED
to be in God.Be anxious for NOTHING!Fear not, the Lord is with you!The
extreme views on both sides of the aisle are all any of us ever hear
about in regard to this issue. It seems to me that there is always
something
we can ALL always do better. But I can live the healthiest lifestyle ever
known to man, eating right, exercising, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol,
but
I could be run over by a beer truck at any moment. Likewise, we can take
wonderful care of this Earth, but when we've had our run, our run is
over.
Heaven and Earth will pass away, but God's Word will never pass away,
Jesus said. Prophecy WILL be fulfilled. Things WILL get worse before they
get better.In the meanwhile, we, The Church, have a Great Commission with
which to
keep ourselves occupied. We won't change this world by lobbying,
debating,
making propaganda films, taking shorter showers or car-pooling. That's
not,
after all, what Jesus directed us to do.I love this planet. I really do,
but let's make sure to worship the Creator and
NOT merely His creation.Every blessing...

				
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