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The reason the Left loves the “climate change” charade

This is a really important concept for everyone to understand. It is one of the reasons the Left loves vague but all-encompassing topics like “climate change.” Once they bribe or coerce the scientific community to agree with their lies they have unprecedented control over the populace. And no matter what happens, they win. They have no accountability. If the weather gets warmer, their solution is more government. If it gets cooler, same solution. If it goes up and down? More government.

Too bad so many low-information voters believe the lies, and too bad so many wicked people like the “Christian” Left spread them.

These “useful idiots” are leading us to destruction and don’t realize they’ll get destroyed themselves.

Don’t miss the upside about the Pope’s Socialism and climate nonsense

First, remember how fun it is to remind the “Christian” Left that their new Socialist BFF is still anti-abortion and pro-real marriage.  They love the Pope for agreeing with their anti-biblical economic policies, but ask them to convince you that they’d care what the Pope said about science if he disagreed with them.  Or have them ask the Pope how he feels about killing unwanted children then selling their body parts.

But there’s more!  And it is much more important.  His extremism will cause many Catholics to reconsider their religious views.  Example: Politics: So, the Catholic Church has a major problem right now. …And the Pope is only a part of it | Best of Cain.

The Pope is as well-versed on basic economic concepts and climate change as he is on the foundations for his role and on the solas.  While the Catholic organization is pretty explicit on not letting people take a cafeteria approach to its beliefs, lots of people look the other way on the Papal infallibility thing and other doctrines they don’t care for.  But this guy is getting so far off the rails that more people will reconsider everything he stands for.

It is sad how he and his fellow Leftists want to pull up the drawbridge on the poor and not let them have electricity and other things that would dramatically improve their standard of living.  But it is for the good of the poor, right?

Roundup

The remedy to religious guilt — good lessons here.  Even if you are saved you can subject yourself to unnecessary guilt.

  1. They are converted.
  2. They have been equipped, not entertained.
  3. Their parents preached the gospel to them.

Kenyan Leaders Ask Obama to Respect Christian Beliefs, Policies on Homosexuality — Consider all the things Obama hasn’t done then ask why he cares so much about exporting all things LGBTQ.  Good for the Kenyans!  I really enjoyed my 5 trips there.  I met tons of Bible-believing people.

A good analysis on why Mary is not the “mediatrix” between God and man and why we shouldn’t pray to her.  For starters, he is right.  But even if not . . .

What if I’m wrong? – if I’m wrong when I die I go to heaven and I meet Mary and she’ll say “Dude, you were soooo wrong about that blog you wrote.” I’ll say “I’m sorry, can you forgive me? Please tell me the real story.” Maybe we’ll find John and Paul and maybe Tamar and Rahab and go get lunch. But what if I’m right? If I’m right then everyone that’s been worshiping a nice Jewish girl has a lot of explaining to do before the judgement throne when the very first commandment is brought up.

Again, women and pretty much everyone else supportive of restricting late-term abortions — this shows who the real “extremists” are.

Interestingly, Q poll shows women more supportive of 20-week abortion ban than men. Women back it 60-25, men 50-35.

CNN Host Don Lemon’s ‘Tough Love’ for Black Community Inspires Hate-Filled Backlash — I’m not a big Don Lemon fan but he made some outstanding points.  It is hard to believe anyone could disagree with them.  Go read the expanded version.

5) How sagging pants evolved from prison culture and reflects poorly on the self-esteem of the perpetrator of this fashion statement

4) Use of the n-word in popular culture degrades blackd

3) Littering your own community shows disdain for yourself and those around you

2) Not making use of the educational opportunities afforded you

1) Having children out of wedlock erodes educational and economic opportunity

A good reference for the importance of fathers — statistics on prison, poverty, behavioral issues and more.  Fathers count for a lot.

An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients

I owe you an apology, my former client and now friend, who I helped to lose too much weight. Who I watched gain the weight back, plus some. Because that’s what happens when you put someone on a 1200 calorie diet. But I didn’t know. If you’re reading this, then I want you to know that you have always been beautiful. And that all these fad diets are crap meant to screw with your metabolism so that you have to keep buying into them. I think now that I was a really good weight loss consultant. Because I did exactly what the company wanted (but would never dare say). I helped you lose weight and then gain it back, so that you thought we were the solution and you were the failure. You became a repeat client and we kept you in the game. I guess I did my job really well.  

The fast winds on Venus are getting faster — Hmmm . . . climate change . . . on Venus.  It must be because Al Gore and Barack Obama didn’t buy enough offsets for their massive carbon footprints.

Waiting till the wedding night – getting married the right way — Good for Stephen Crowder

5 reasons why Catholic is not Christian — The Reformation happened for a reason.  Actually, 95 of them.  I know lots of Catholics whose beliefs would more accurately be described at Protestantism, but the core of the Roman Catholic church is false.

Campus porn culture: a real ‘war on women’ — And people pay $50,000+ per year for this.

If you’re not already following The College Fix, run by author and Yale alum Nathan Harden, you should be. It exposes the depraved, anti-woman atmosphere that dominates too many campuses.

I interviewed Harden last year, after the debut of his book, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. An entire section of Harden’s book is titled “Yale’s War on Women.”

He exposed how Yale women are constantly degraded on campus. They are valued for their looks, bodies, and sexual prowess – not their minds. They are often required to watch hardcore porn in class and encouraged to participate in “porn star lookalike” contests during “Sex Week,” the biggest event of the year. Yale has made headlines for a string of incidents involving fraternities, in which young men marched around campus chanting, “No means yes, yes means anal” and carried signs declaring, “We love Yale sluts.” This hostile, threatening environment eventually brought Yale under federal investigation for gender discrimination.

Congress to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Business — That’s good news.  It would be better news if the mainstream media would report it.  Not surprisingly, people who kill babies for a living and encourage out-of-wedlock sex are also willing to defraud taxpayers.

Obama has explicitly stated that he can’t even conceive of victory in Afghanistan. There are no coherent objectives, and the rules of engagement barely permit fighting back when troops are attacked by hostile locals. There would appear to be no point to this tragic waste of blood and treasure. Yet as a social engineering operation, the campaign is bearing fruit — or should I say fruits:

U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are using Craigslist to meet and have sex with each other on bases across the war-torn country, leading to concerns about a breakdown in discipline overseas. …

The vast majority of the posts on Craigslist involve male soldiers seeking sex with other men – a practice that could have resulted in the discharge of both parties from the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…


WOW! Egyptian Cleric Instructs and Explains on how European Muslims should beat their wives – YouTube.  And not a word from false teachers about this.

Pro-Life Presentation for Men Based on the Movie ’42’ — Branch Rickey of the Dodgers stood up against racism.  More men should follow this advice and stand up against abortion.

Frederick Douglass Republicans Are Fighting To Win Hearts, Minds & The Masses — Meet the messenger bringing the Grandfather of the Civil Rights Movement’s message back to the Republican Party

Laws reduce abortions — even if abortions aren’t completely illegal, these laws make a difference.  Pro-aborts know that, which is why they fight them so strenuously while disingenuously claiming that “people will have them anyway, so we should let the doctors do them.”

I remember a theologically Leftist woman in a Sunday School class rationalizing abortion because “they might be poor.”  She obviously considered herself to be compassionate.

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United Church of Christ claims that God is calling the church to a new vocation. Seriously.

As if these wolves / goatherds listen to him on anything else!  Their new hobby horse is divesting from fossil fuel investments.  How much money does this shrinking denomination have, anyway?  Uh, shouldn’t they be using it to care for the “least of these?”  That’s pretty capitalistic of them!

Via Why We Divested:

As soon as I read Bill McKibben’s Rolling Stone article on the terrifying math of global warming it was clear to me that the church needed to provide leadership. Bill and I had been arrested twice at the White House protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, and the three days we spent in jail further clarified for me that in response to the reality of climate change, God is calling the church to a new vocation.

The UCC employs people like false teaching, race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie, so expectations are obviously low for them.  Their “God is still speaking,” mantra is comical, considering that they typically do the opposite of what He said in the Bible.

Is the global warming /climate change hoax coming to an end?

These things take time, especially when the public was so thoroughly inundated with falsehoods for so many years.  But the facts are becoming too much for the global warming climate change (aka the “weather”) scientists to hide.  This article from the Economist (hardly a right-wing fundie nutjob anti-science rag) gives a fascinating glimpse into how they finally make key concessions yet still cling to their faulty conclusions.  But they are showing progress!

Via Climate science: A sensitive matter:

The climate may be heating up less in response to greenhouse-gas emissions than was once thought. But that does not mean the problem is going away.

 

OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar.

I bolded that part for good reason.  Everyone should be forced to read that over and over — especially if at any time you saw or agreed with climahypocrite Al Gore.  Fifteen years of flat temperatures!  No warming.  Yes, we had some weather during that period, and any evidence of normal phenomena (hurricanes, tornadoes, snow, etc.) that deviated from the strict averages was considered evidence for “climate change.”

The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO₂ put there by humanity since 1750. And yet, as James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, observes, “the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.”

Yep.  More flatness.

Temperatures fluctuate over short periods, but this lack of new warming is a surprise. Ed Hawkins, of the University of Reading, in Britain, points out that surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range of projections derived from 20 climate models (see chart 1). If they remain flat, they will fall outside the models’ range within a few years.

The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now. It does not mean global warming is a delusion.

Delusion is a strong word, but perhaps accurate in this case.  They were doing great on the facts but they shifted back to their assumptions that (1) there is a problem even if there was additional warming, (2) that it is man-made and (3) that it could be solved by man.  By their own admission they don’t have a warming problem and even if they did they are far too presumptuous on the other topics.

Please continue to spread the news about this farce.  The consequences are huge.  Countless jobs are lost and unnecessary expenditures are made based on this false issue.

And worst of all, it leads to an unprecedented governmental power grab.  No matter how much power you give to the government, they’ll always want more.  If the “problem” is solved, then they’ll want more power because it was obviously government actions that solved it.  And if the “problem” isn’t solved, they’ll want more power because you didn’t give them enough in the first place.  It is a wildly destructive tautology: More government power or more government power.

If you drank the global warming Kool-Aid, it is a great time to repent.  You always look better admitting you were wrong sooner rather than later.  And don’t feel bad, the media, government and climate change lobby fooled a lot of people.  Just expand your media horizons and be a little more skeptical next time.

Less tornadoes. Less hurricanes. Less droughts. No increase in warming.

So why do the media, Leftist politicians and education establishments keep insisting that we need to give the government unprecedented, unlimited and permanent power over our lives because of global warming global climate change?  See Another failed prediction for global warming: fewer extreme weather events.  The facts are in — and they have been for a long time for anyone who wanted the truth.  Even if carbon output affected the climate the way the warmists claim, given the reduction in extreme weather events you’d think they’d be asking for increased carbon output.

What they call “climate change” is really just weather.  And even if the changes were real they didn’t prove that they were caused by man.  And even if they were real and were caused by man it doesn’t mean the changes would be all bad.  And even if they were real, caused by man and all bad it doesn’t mean we could prevent them now. (Go ahead, make China stop using fossil fuels.  While you are at it, stop them from spying on our military, piracy, currency manipulation, human rights abuses, infanticide, etc.  I’ll wait here.)

Just as with Darwinian evolution, belief in and advocacy for the falsehood of global warming global climate change became a litmus test to maintain credibility, tenure and employment in Leftist establishments.  The hypocrisy and falsehoods of profiteers like Al Gore are well documented, yet aren’t communicated widely.

Please educate your friends and neighbors!

“Tornadoes are caused by global cooling. Or warming. Either way, it is your fault and you need the government to fix it.”

The entire climate change industry is a shameless tautology* designed to dupe people into thinking that the only solution is to give the government more power, regardless of the costs.  These ghouls will exploit any tragedy, such as the Oklahoma tornadoes, to further their agenda.  Don’t be fooled.

Via Moonbattery » Remembering When Tornados Were Caused by Global Cooling.

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* No matter what happens to the weather or the climate, it is because you use too much energy.

More bad news for false teachers

See Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again).

That’s bad timing for false teacher Chuck Currie, who recently posted a bit about climate change.  Just one more reason even false teachers should be more careful on political topics.  Haven’t heard from Chuck on the Christ-driven OWS movement lately, either.  He and the other Lefties will jump off the bandwagon (or have already, like Pelosi) much more quietly than they jumped on it.

Reminders about the Human-caused Global Warming / Global Climate Change hoax

Significant global warming / global climate change isn’t true, but if it was, it wouldn’t necessarily be bad.

Even if it was true and bad, we don’t have evidence that humans are causing it

Even if it was true and bad and true that humans were causing it, it still doesn’t mean we can make China and the rest of the world change things to make a difference.

Oh, and did I mention the hypocrites like Al Gore living in multiple mansions, flying personal jets, fathering 4 children, etc., who make hundreds of millions off of this scam, all the while telling you not to do those things?

Why does the Leftist skepticism disappear with those who want to give the government a permanent and unlimited blank check to control your lives?

Why do these people exhibit such transparent coveting?  Remember, coveting isn’t just wanting more, it is wanting to have more than others.  Think about all the politicians and profiteers who have so much yet don’t want the poor of the world to improve their lot in life.

Oh, but X% (insert really big number for “X”) of “real” scientists agree about global warming!!  Yes, they say that because they know their careers will be destroyed if they don’t.

From Ann Coulter:

CRU was regularly cited as the leading authority on “global climate analysis” — including by the very news outlets that are burying the current scandal, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. The CRU alone received more than $23 million in taxpayer funds for its work on global warming.

. . .

Most disturbingly, the CRU-affiliated “scientists” were caught red-handed conspiring to kill the careers and reputations of scientists who dissented from the religion of global warming. Indignant that scientific journals were publishing papers skeptical of global warming, the cult members plotted to get editors ousted and the publications discredited.

This video is a great overview of the issue.  Get educated, folks!

Hat tip: Red State

Don’t be fooled by slippery language about the weather

We see a lot of misleading headlines and editorial cartoons equating “extreme” weather with human caused global warming / global climate change.  It is pure non sequitur.  We have a name for changes in temperature, rainfall, storms, etc.: Weather.  It can be unpredictable.  You may have noticed that people talk about it a lot, and did so long before Al Gore came along with his hypocritical money machine.

For starters, consider that if there are 10 tornadoes hitting remote areas, you’ll heard about it once.  If the same tornadoes happen to hit more populated areas, you’ll heard about it for months.  But the weather wasn’t different, just the locations where it hit.

 

See How to mislead with slippery language : Stop The ACLU for more examples of wordplay and data games used to advance the global climate change agenda.

We read:

“NOAA Makes It Official: 2011 Among Most Extreme Weather Years in History

Just past the halfway point, 2011 has already seen eight weather-related disasters in the U.S. that caused more than $1 billion in damages

The devastating string of tornadoes, droughts, wildfires and floods that hit the United States this spring marks 2011 as one of the most extreme years on record, according to a new federal analysis.”

The key, of course, is that little word “among” and his friend “one of”. To put some flesh on Mr. “among”, consider 1934:

All regions of the country were over 100 degrees.

80% of the US was experiencing drought.

Waiting for the truth about “green” cars to be suppressed or ignored in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1

Via Electric vehicles not so Green after all « Truth in Religion & Politics:

The Australian, via The Week

ELECTRIC cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found.

An electric car owner would have to drive at least 129,000km before producing a net saving in CO2. Many electric cars will not travel that far in their lifetime because they typically have a range of less than 145km on a single charge and are unsuitable for long trips. Even those driven 160,000km would save only about a tonne of CO2 over their lifetimes.

The British study, which is the first analysis of the full lifetime emissions of electric cars covering manufacturing, driving and disposal, undermines the case for tackling climate change by the rapid introduction of electric cars.

As someone who is serious about reducing, reusing and recyling and who drives a 30+ mpg car, I find the Green movement to be a big political power grab that destroys jobs and reduces your spending power.  My lifestyle is much more green than the professional climahypocrites.

It is sad that so many people have been duped by the global warming / global climate change fraud. Think of the millions of kids told by their trusted teachers that Al Gore had it right in his movie.  How many of those teachers ever went back to correct what they children learned?

Some comments deserve their own post: Great questions for climate alarmists

I appreciated RightKlik‘s comments on the Human-caused Global Warming / Global Climate Change: Still a hoax by any name post so much that I wanted to highlight them here.  I urge you to keep these handy to politely ask the climate alarmists you meet.  Oh, and read his blog, too.  Consistently good stuff.

Too bad the mainstream media doesn’t ask questions like this.  Instead, expect them to just ask “gotcha” questions to make Republicans look like they are environment-hating baby seal killers.

For anyone fortunate enough to ask a politician/candidate at a town hall meeting, here are a few suggested questions:

How cool do you want the world to be? What is the ideal temperature for the earth?

What are the criteria for determining the ideal temperature of the earth?

Would a modest increase in the temperature of the planet necessarily be bad? Are there any potential benefits?

How can we ensure that efforts to stabilize the earth’s temperature don’t backfire, resulting in a larger-than-intended drop in the earth’s average temperature?

At what temperature would the earth be too cold?

Can you be sure that reductions in CO2 emissions will result in a significant and helpful change in temperatures?

What if industrial and automotive CO2 emissions are cut to nearly zero and the earth continues to warm…what do we do then?

Some have said that “It’s not called American warming, it’s called global warming.” What if heavily industrialized nations manage to make painful cuts in CO2 emissions only to see those cuts dwarfed by increases in emissions by China and other developing economies?

How long should man try to control the world’s average temperature?
A. For the next hundred years?
B. For the next thousand years?
C. Forever?

Can we be absolutely confident that global climate changes aren’t mostly the result of that giant fireball in the sky ― you know ― the sun?

Scientists are very good at using statistical analysis to calculate certainty. Approximately how certain are we that we have the correct answers to global warming questions?
A. 50 percent?
B. 80 percent?
C. 95 percent?

I would emphasize the question above about how to deal with countries that don’t reduce emissions.  What should we do, go to war with them until they do as we say?

And I would add this question: Will there ever be a time when we won’t need the government to micro-manage all of our personal energy consumption, or is this unlimited power grab going to be permanent?

Human-caused Global Warming / Global Climate Change: Still a hoax by any name

See Where’s the warming? « Hot Air.  Ask yourself, why is the media so keen to be on board with the Global warming fraud? Answer: Follow the money and the power.

Global greenhouse gas emissions have risen even faster during the past decade than predicted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other international agencies. According to alarmist groups, this proves global warming is much worse than previously feared. The increase in emissions “should shock even the most jaded negotiators” at international climate talks currently taking place in Bonn, Germany, the UK Guardian reports. But there’s only one problem with this storyline; global temperatures have not increased at all during the past decade.

The evidence is powerful, straightforward, and damning. NASA satellite instruments precisely measuring global temperatures show absolutely no warming during the past the past 10 years. This is the case for the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes, including the United States. This is the case for the Arctic, where the signs of human-caused global warming are supposed to be first and most powerfully felt. This is the case forglobal sea surface temperatures, which alarmists claim should be sucking up much of the predicted human-induced warming. This is the case for the planet as a whole.

If atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions are the sole or primary driver of global temperatures, then where is all the global warming? We’re talking 10 years of higher-than-expected increases in greenhouse gases, yet 10 years of absolutely no warming. That’s 10 years of nada, nunca, nein, zero, and zilch.

Also ask yourself why this will be one of the few promises Obama will keep:

Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

And electricity prices won’t just hurt one of your bills.  The impact of higher energy costs will impact nearly every element of the economy.

Have you had a lot of fun watching the price of gasoline shoot out of sight this year at the pump?  That will be just the appetizer.  Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014, and without any other reliable sources of mass-produced electricity, consumers will see their bills go up as much as 60% (via Instapundit andNewsalert):

Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.

The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which produce about half the nation’s electricity, more expensive to operate. Many are expected to be shuttered.

The increases are expected to begin to appear in 2014, and policymakers already are scrambling to find cheap and reliable alternative power sources. If they are unsuccessful, consumers can expect further increases as more expensive forms of generation take on a greater share of the electricity load.

Elections matter, folks.  A radical leftist community organizer was elected Senator and then President and this is all part of his plan: More government control of everything.

You’d think they’d be alarmed that so many companies are claiming they’ll stop providing healthcare to employees when ObamNeycare is fully implemented, but you’d be wrong.  That is exactly what they want: More decisions controlled by the government.  Because you can totally trust them to have your long-term best interests at heart, right?

The 2nd greatest hoax of our time

(The greatest is Darwinian evolution, and the 2nd greatest is Global Warming / Global Climate Change.  Both have a lot of similarities in how the hoaxes are perpetuated.)

See Former “alarmist” scientist says Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) based in false science.  Don’t miss the quote in bold below.  This hoax is costing us countless jobs and creating higher energy prices.  These things are quickly and easily fixable, but not with the current administration.  They are advancing an unprecedented and unlimited power grab over the economy, and doing great harm to the nation.

Read the whole article.  Follow the money.  Don’t let them fool you.

David Evans is a scientist. He has also worked in the heart of the AGW machine.  He consulted full-time for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, and part-time 2008 to 2010, modeling Australia’s carbon in plants, debris, mulch, soils, and forestry and agricultural products. He has six university degrees, including a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. The other day he said:

“The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic.”

And with that he begins a demolition of the theories, premises and methods by which the AGW scare has been foisted on the public.

The politics:

“The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the gravy train was too big, with too many jobs, industries, trading profits, political careers, and the possibility of world government and total control riding on the outcome. So rather than admit they were wrong, the governments, and their tame climate scientists, now outrageously maintain the fiction that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.”

Hat tip: Matthew from Facebook

Great summary on global warming

From the Hillbuzz Friday Open Thread:

The debate is over.  Global warming is man-made.  

The issue is man-made, the data is man-made, the crisis is man-made . . . and so is the consensus.

Only in a place where journalism is nearly dead could people not be aware of the global warming fraud and the massive hypocrisy of its proponents.