Climate Change in Crisis

Expert on global warming.

The shocking speed with which the climate change hoax has come unraveled has been a delight to watch. Recent revelations about the science behind it has shown it to be a joke and a scam.

  • A hacker obtained e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England, which show collusion to distort data among environmentalist scientists from around the world, AKA Climate-gate.
  • The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) claims that 40 percent of the rain forest would be destroyed by global warming are fabricated.
  • An IPCC report states Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035, a “fact” according to World Wildlife Fund, which is a radical environmentalist group. Common sense says otherwise.

When supposedly reputable sources such as university researchers and UN organizations are shown to be lying and scheming for political agendas, the cause loses all credibility. Will all the skeptical scientists who were accused of being on oil companies’ payrolls receive apologies?

There are a couple lessons we can take from this:

  1. Science can be controlled. Unbiased, pure, peer-reviewed science is not a given as many people would have us believe. If there is a cabal of evil scientists hyping up the evidence for global warming, why is it so far-fetched that the same thing may be happening among evolutionary scientists?
  2. The ideas of men (even if they’re supposedly backed by science) come and go, but the Bible is trustworthy.

15 thoughts on “Climate Change in Crisis

  1. January 20, 2010

    Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers.

    Two months after “climategate” cast doubt on some of the science behind global warming, new questions are being raised about the reliability of a key temperature database, used by the United Nations and climate change scientists as proof of recent planetary warming.

    Two American researchers allege that U.S. government scientists have skewed global temperature trends by ignoring readings from thousands of local weather stations around the world, particularly those in colder altitudes and more northerly latitudes, such as Canada.

    more

    http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2465231

  2. As the Liberals in D.C. have bought into this, I do think that it is funny that D.C. is adrift in snow. (pun intended).

  3. I’ve noticed that Al gore only shows up around summer time, when it’s over 100 degrees outside. and hardly during the winter..like right now, when there’s a blizzard back east and all.

    I just think it’s funny….

  4. Las5solas,

    I have no doubt that radical environmentalism is alive and well, but I do think climate change is dead. They’ll undoubtedly come up with something new. The economy will stall whatever effort for the foreseeable future. Then, real scientists expect lower sunspot activity, which will cause cooling until 2040. Even if that weren’t true these scandals seem to have taken their toll on the theory.

    Here’s a few additional articles:
    The Ruse Unravels
    Climate Change Legislation Put on Ice
    Chinese Scientist Predicts Cooling
    Global Warming is Dead
    State Legislature doubts global warming

    Glenn,

    That comment is going on my list of classic comments.

    Thanks,
    Bill

  5. I believe the whole thing to be irrelevant for Christians, because it is a red-herring. I do not know if the science is there or not, but I don’t believe that Industry should be allowed to have “a free for all” on the environment because Capitalism is so rampant here in the states, and that is something we’ve come to expect from it. Or that we should carry on about our rights to drive whatever we want, simply because this is America, let alone live wastefully, or not care about environmental consequences, because (as Christians) we don’t allow for that same sort of reasoning in terms of our moral decisions, or doctrinal beliefs. (I like your site by the way, the videos are my favorite bit.) Pesticides, herbicides, “green house” gasses, and other pollutants are clearly bad for us, and our biosphere – regardless of whether or not it is changing the temperature of the earth.

    The same could be said of evolution, the issue isn’t really a matter of “how we got here”, i.e. the biological process, but what sort of creatures we are, and whether or not human souls are more like ape souls. That bit seems fairly obvious, regardless of whether or not someone wants to argue for the truth or falsity of how people believe organisms come to be. (Please do not read this last bit as an endorsement of something coming from nothing, that’s why I’ve called it obvious, because that doesn’t seem to be the case.)

    I don’t know whether or not global warming, or evolution are true, and am willing to hear both sides, and alternative views, but I also don’t believe this to be a big problem either, for how God can work in the heart to redeem the lost, or that he can use us to do His Will, despite our mistakes and erroneous beliefs (in certain instances). What I have become increasingly leery (and scared) of is the attempt to merge Christian Doctrine with Political Ideology. If a Christian feels compelled to go into politics that is fine, let alone one’s decision to vote or support a certain party, that seems to be between the person and God, just as one’s choice to believe certain things not central to the Christian Faith. I only wish that we would be more suspicious of the World, and those who would claim to be united with us, or support those views and values basic to the Christian worldview.

    For example:

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/01/21/cindy-mccain-poses-for-ad-supporting-gay-marriage/

    After all if the World System ends up going the route of Nazi Germany again or begins to resemble something more like what Nero had in mind, are we to seriously believe that one political faction or another will be there to stand up for our rights? Sadly, I think not.

    I appreciate your vigilance concerning heretical doctrine, and thoroughly enjoy the site, keep up the good work, and thanks for allowing me to add my two cents.

  6. Hi Francois,

    I’m a little bit confused by your comment. First you say,

    I do not know if the science is there or not…

    Then, you say,

    Pesticides, herbicides, “green house” gasses, and other pollutants are clearly bad for us, and our biosphere – regardless of whether or not it is changing the temperature of the earth.

    How do you know pesticides, herbicides and greenhouse gases are bad if you don’t know if the science is there or not? We are charged to subdue the earth and take care of it. It’s possible to do one at the expense of the other, and that’s wrong, but we should do both. DDT was a pesticide that has nearly cured malaria throughout the world by killing mosquitoes. It is properly used to subdue the earth. It was banned at one point, because environmentalists thought it was harmful, and it cost people their lives. People are more important than the environment.

    The same could be said of evolution, the issue isn’t really a matter of “how we got here”, i.e. the biological process, but what sort of creatures we are, and whether or not human souls are more like ape souls.

    Evolution is a simple issue, and we can know for certain, because the Bible makes it abundantly clear. The creation account is nearly the opposite of the evolutionary fairy tale. The only question is whether we will hedge our bets, or wholeheartedly believe the Bible.

    As far as the environment goes, we have to maintain proper perspective. The proper created order is 1. God, 2. Men, 3. Women and children and 4. The environment and animals. Getting things out of that order leads to cults and false religions.

    Capitalism is good, because it’s the example we see in the Bible and the 8th of the Ten Commandments establishes private property rights.

    Thanks for your comment.
    Bill

  7. Hi Bill,

    Yes, I can see how my comment could have been confusing, I was trying to make two observations in one point, and could have been more explicit with the connections and so my response is as follows: 1. I am agnostic as to whether or not global warming is true, and 2. Believing that global warming is true or false (or remaining agnostic about it), is not needed for Christians to determine that certain chemicals impact the environment in a negative way, and so we can therefore endorse certain “green” causes for Biblical reasons, such as stewardship. That such chemicals are known to be detrimental to God’s creation, and the inhabitants therein, is distinct from determining or arguing about whether or not these chemicals and other industrial pollutants are contributing to the warming of the earth, and therefore the arguments about it are irrelevant. The point I was trying to make is that it is not necessary for us to know the bigger scientific picture in order to know the deleterious effects that these agents are having upon all of God’s creation, and thus we should care about this issue, but not necessarily for the same reasons as say Al Gore (though I do think the motives are quite similar in that each side believes that we are to care for our planet if we wish to continue living, we would simply have Biblical reasons).

    Yes, DDT may have been very successful in eliminating mosquitoes, and thus malaria, but it has also been determined to be very successful in causing breast cancer. Wouldn’t it be more effective to work on a vaccine in such an instance (or work to get it to those who need it), rather than simply dump a toxin into the water systems that may prove fatal to any number of species later on? I couldn’t agree more with you that we need to be responsible in our stewardship, and that we shouldn’t execute our duties at the expense of our health, or the earth provided for us. Granted using DDT may have been the quickest route to ending an epidemic, but such an approach doesn’t seem to be too concerned with the consequences of what might occur from such actions, or that such an approach isn’t an instance of good and decent stewardship. After all, if everything is God’s then shouldn’t we treat it with a modicum of respect? Because if we will be called to give an account for our lives (with works included), then isn’t it reasonable to assume that God will also be interested in whether or not we Christians took actions or endorsed projects, or policies that contributed to other people’s suffering, or threatened the stability of the creation that His hands have so lovingly made?

    It seems our confusion is mutual, because I do not understand how a chemical can be “properly used to subdue the earth” at all if it is harmful. It seems to me that it is much more like using matches and gasoline to prune one’s bushes, instead of taking the time to use clip-shears. I agree with you that people are more important than the environment, but I don’t believe that this entails that we may do with it as we wish in order to subdue it, as I don’t believe that ends can justify means (something I think you would agree with as well). I think we accomplished that purpose (of subduing the earth) way back when we domesticated animals, and figured out how to plant stuff efficiently (though I’m not saying that need to return to an agriculturally based society). But to what degree of control or subjection is enough in order for God to say well done, or for us to satisfied? It seems to me that there is a vast difference between taking charge of the earth, being good stewards of it, and using it in a proper sense, and genetically modifying animals and seeds, or spraying crops with pesticides because these practices happen to be profitable, yield fatter chickens more quickly, or that we can make tomatoes more tomatoier (?) by adding fish genes to them or what have you. I think the latter seems to be more akin to playing god – and is therefore demonic – rather than simply asking others to walk when they can, or choosing to use a recycling bin, over the receptacle. What I am not saying is that it is proper to cry when a tree is cut down, but neither am I saying that it is good policy to log indiscriminately as many of our resources are non-renewable, such as the trees that provide (in part) the air we breathe.

    I can agree that we need to maintain a proper perspective regarding the environment, just as with everything else, including our thoughts, and beliefs, but we are fallen, and so I am inclined to think that we can get it wrong from time to time, simply because of who we are, Christian or not. And so I try very hard to look at each side of an issue, alternative ways of thinking about it, and seeing which bits are in accord with what God has revealed to us. I am not sure if you mean to imply (by your numbering of the created order) that God is more valuable than man, and man is more valuable than the woman, and that children are above the environment and animals, and so on. Or if you intend to mean something else, but I suspect that it is an issue of your perceiving a created hierarchy, however I believe that all human souls (regardless of age or gender) are of equal importance, and that Christ cares for all equally, as He died to redeem them, just as He did for you and me and anyone else who may be reading this, and so I am not ready to label them as being 2, 3, and 4 in terms of their importance or usefulness. I suppose that you would not be comfortable with allowing women to serve in “higher offices” or “positions” in the body of Christ, but on this I suppose that we would have to agree to disagree, rather than endlessly debate our respective positions on the thing until we’re both black in the face. Thank God for overlooking our differences, and shortcomings. Amen?

    The other point I was trying to make about evolution is not that all of this got here by some way other than through God’s agency, I don’t believe it could have, but the point is about the precise mechanism that He used to bring us about, through what means did he choose to do so. This issue (of the means) is secondary to the question of what sort of beings we are, viz. that we have been made in God’s image and reflect that. This is something that I find very little talk of when the subject comes up, and I think this is sometimes needed for those who are willing to hear us out, but who also have serious reservations, and honest questions about the science, and the responses that we Christians can give them. I’m merely trying to get at these things through different means in order to more precisely figure out what’s going on, and how the Christian can respond rather than react. Make sense? Although evolution may be a “fairy tale”, there are many who take it very seriously, and are thoroughly convinced by it, of course this has nothing to do with it’s truth or falsity, but if I am not willing to think through their reasons, or help them (if they truly are having issues and are not interested in beating others over the head with their scientific beliefs so to speak) then I don’t think it will get me very far in my attempt to reach them for Christ’s sake by trivializing something they think to be true, or are having difficulty with. The point I am trying to make in this is that regardless of the existence of an evolutionary process or not, it seems very clear that we are not the purely materialistic creatures that many evolutionists would like to believe we are, their sense of morality betrays this. I for one do not like it when people refuse to take me seriously, or consider my convictions to be fictive, and on the same order as the Snow White story, and so I try to refrain from labeling others beliefs, regardless of what I believe them to be, if they are seriously trying to find answers. For some it may be an instance of hedging bets, but for others (like me) they may seriously not know what to think, or be disturbed by it (though I am not), I would like to think that if I can help the lost gain a different or proper perspective, and one which leads them closer to Christ, then I will have done my part. But I do want to be clear that I am not advocating that trickery or deception be used, I am merely trying to gain a foothold on the problem, in order to provide counter evidence to what is believed, so that others may be lead around intellectual obstacles that are so often claimed to preclude a healthy and vibrant faith or belief in Him, though I believe unbelief to be fundamentally spiritual, I also believe that sometimes we need to better articulate our reasons for those who are honestly having trouble. This is precisely the thing I am called to do.

    I think that we will have to again agree to disagree on the matter of capitalism, because I think it to be thoroughly opposed to Christ, particularly the form of it found in this country, as it’s historical roots are traced to the Greco-Roman and Muslim empires. I certainly don’t think that the vast majority of the companies operating in America are interested in following our Savior’s command to care for the sick, feed the hungry, and provide for the indigent, as their sole aim is profitability. I think one could easily claim that socialist doctrine is Biblical too, given enough proof texting. And I also do not understand how rights to private property gives us permission to gain as many material goods as we wish, or charge others with usury fees for leasing out land or some such thing. But all of this gets us very far off track from your original posting, and what I initially wanted to say, which is: that if we are willing to question a great many things regarding the culture around us, while trying to remain conscientious of Biblical responses to such things as global warming, evolution, and many other problems, then shouldn’t we also be humble enough to submit our own assumptions, and positions to Biblical scrutiny? I think we need to only look at the masses of well meaning and well intentioned Christians who are giving themselves over to every sort of doctrine that is ungodly, and damnable – this provides an example for us as to just how careful we need to be with all of what is in and of the world. I believe these sorts of problems can be got at through more than one way, and that one needn’t throw the baby out with the bath water in order to provide a well reasoned, and Biblical response. I am not, of course, claiming that this has been your approach, (and I am very thankful that you’ve allowed to speak my mind) though unfortunately this often seems to be the case for many brothers and sisters that I have known throughout the course of my life. I am also not saying that you should throw out your position either, if you firmly believe what you believe that is perfectly fine, but what I am trying to get at is that often times we fight so hard to be heard and for people to see the truth, that we forget that we are called to serve God and not our own particular interests, of course we cannot argue others into heaven, but I think that if we were also committed to loving others as Christ has loved us, and has had compassion for us, then we ought to go and do likewise we may not need to wrest power for corporations, or politicians in order to turn the world upside down again, after all that clearly wasn’t the approach our brothers and sisters took in the first century, they simply proclaimed the Gospel. My concern is your concern, and I think that neither of us wants to see those who are indeed lost and blind to go to Hell, Jesus labored with His disciples and many others when they were weak of heart, unsure, and ignorant of the truth – as we are being conformed to the image of Christ – I believe that we needn’t lose sight of that, the world is on a different path altogether, and we needn’t fight against straw men or chase red herrings, which is all I really wanted to say.

    At any rate, I’ve gone on far too long, and don’t wish to take up any more of your time, as I really just wanted to clarify my point with the global warming and evolution. My apologies for having this read more like an open letter, but I did want to touch upon everything that you said. Keep fighting the good fight.

    Yours in Christ,

    Francois

  8. Francois,

    Have we as a people employed good stewardship of the earth?

    Not really.

    However, what’s more important is the agenda of the ‘green’ movement in a broader context. It is the elevation of the creation (ie the earth) over man. That agenda comes straight from the pit of Hell. This subject has been more than adequately covered here and elsewhere.

    As for evolution: man was created from the dust of the earth by God Himself, on day 6. Adam was a fully formed adult man… ready to be married to Eve.

    They were not products — in any context — of any kind of a naturalistic process. God tells us in His Word WHAT He did, and HOW He did it.

    More importantly… and I ask everyone who professes to be a Christian but believes in evolution:

    When did death come into the world?

    If evolution is true, death has always been with us and is the mechanism that brought about man. It is not a consequence of sin and certainly not an enemy. And, by that “logic”, no Savior is needed.

    If, however, the Bible is true, then death came as a consequence of man’s disobedience to God… as a curse, a punishment. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, then became incarnate, was born into His creation, and died (was executed) and rose again to pay our penalty, and SAVE US FROM DEATH.

    “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:20-23)

    AND:

    “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” (1 Corinthians 15:26)

    The Bible and evolution are completely incompatible at every level.

    The son of a man created on day 6, but redeemed by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
    – Jeff H

  9. Hank Hanegraaff and the Christian Research Institute spoke out about the whole notion of man-made climate warning a couple of years ago in some articles and books. I was still investigating the facts, but now it appears they were right as they were with the hype surrounding the Y2K hysteria in churches about utter collapse and rapture, etc.

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