Do Martians Even HAVE Feet?
Vol: 67 Issue: 30 Monday, April 30, 2007
Al Gore blasted Canada this week for its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which he called “a complete and total fraud.”
The Canadians, under the leadership of former Prime Minister Jean Chretien, pushed through Canada’s 2002 ratification of the Kyoto Treaty, in the main, to embarrass the Bush administration into following suit.
Chretien signed the document, making Canada the 98th nation (dare I say . . . DUMB enough?) to ratify the treaty.
The signed document was delivered to UN Headquarters in New York in a ceremony in which the champagne flowed freely.
Minister of the Environment David Anderson relayed a message from Chretien that the signed deal proved “that Canada is a good citizen of the world,” as compared to the USA — whose refusal to ratify the deal proved it was not.
Chretien’s signature on the treaty obliged Canada to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by five percent below 1990 levels by 2012.
When push came to shove, however, Canada couldn’t figure out how to reduce its emissions levels without wrecking its own economy.
What happened instead is that Canada’s current greenhouse gas emissions are now thirty percent HIGHER than they were in 1990, requiring Canada to somehow now find a way to cut emissions by thirty-FIVE percent over the next five years.
So Canada is re-examining its commitment, made largely by the Liberal government in an effort to embarrass the US, instead promising to reduced emissions by twenty percent by 2020.
Gore was in Toronto to present his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” at a consumer environmental show. He acknowledged that as an American, he had “no right to interfere” in the Canadian decision. (Not that it stopped him).
“In my opinion, it is a complete and total fraud,” Gore said Saturday. “It is designed to mislead the Canadian people.”
Gore explained that the rest of the world “looks to Canada for moral leadership”, (and NOT the US) and that was why Thursday’s announcement was so “shocking.”
It is ironic that Gore would single out Canada for criticism. One could argue that Canada’s national policy was a mirror image of Gore’s own record. While lecturing others, Gore’s own ‘carbon footprint’ is twenty times that of the average American family.
And may God help us if Canada is the moral leader of the world. Chretien once famously announced that the first thing he would do after stepping down would be to fire up a ‘big, fat joint.’
Canadian opposition Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said Sunday that Gore was right.
“Mr. Baird is embarrassing Canada around the world,” Dion said. “The world expects Canada will do its share – more than that, that Canada will be a leader and we are failing the world. We are failing Canadians.”
The current Conservative government Environment Minister John Baird fired back, “our plan is vastly tougher than any measures introduced by the administration of which the former vice president was a member.”
According to Al Gore, environmental tree-huggers, liberal Canadians, a handful of scientists receiving grants from the UN, and the best scientific minds Hollywood has to offer, the Earth has been warming since the 1970’s — mainly as a result of man-made greenhouse gases.
“Greenhouse gases” is the catch-all phrase used to describe the natural atmospheric shield that keeps the sun from frying Planet Earth on one side while freezing it on the other. Those gases not only filter out cosmic radiation, but they keep the heat from escaping after the sun goes down.
The moon, which, in cosmic terms is a stone’s throw from the earth and pretty much the same distance from the sun as we are, is about +170 F in the sun. On the “dark side of the moon,” the temperature is estimated to be about -400 F — a difference of 570 degrees.
(The moon doesn’t have ANY greenhouse gases.)
In examining primordial core samples taken from deep below the surface of the earth, scientists have discovered evidence of increased carbon dioxide and nitrogen levels (one of the pantheon of greenhouse gases) whenever they found evidence of a warming of the earth’s atmosphere in the past.
Ipso facto, say Al Gore and Sean Penn, greenhouse gases cause global warming. But to make that theory work, however, they have to ignore the fact that the increase in greenhouse cases lags behind the warming trends by some 800 years.
In other words, warmer temperatures increase humanity’s ‘carbon footprint’ and not the other way around. Carbon dioxide is what plants ‘breathe’ in. What they ‘exhale’ is pure oxygen. Humans then breathe in the oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.
And nitrogen is what makes everything, including humans, grow. Ask any farmer.
(Full disclosure: I am neither a failed politician or a drug-addled Hollywood celebrity. Still, the whole symbiotic process seems quite efficient to me, not to mention self-explanatory)
Recently, NASA issued a report that Mars is exhibiting the exact same global warming trends that Al Gore says is being caused by humanity’s “carbon footprint.” NASA’s scientists say that the surface of Mars has warmed by about one degree Fahrenheit since the 1970’s — the same rise in temperature levels as on Planet Earth.
Whose ‘carbon footprint’ is to blame for Mars? For Martians to have feet, there must first be Martians.
NASA used heat maps of the Martian surface from the 1970’s Viking mission and compared them with maps from the 1990’s Mars Global Surveyor project, which marked changes in temperature on the Red Planet.
(Maybe THAT’s how carbon footprints warmed Mars. Emissions from Viking?)
One enterprising global warming advocate, Lori Fenton, assembled a team to come up with an explanation that doesn’t demolish the Al Gore Theory. In a paper published in the journal Nature, she advanced a theory that strong Martian winds stir up giant dust storms, trapping heat and raising the planet s temperature.
So, THAT’S how it works! Two different planets in the same solar system, experiencing identical climate changes, but with utterly unrelated causes. An amazing coincidence!
Fenton used the same ’cause and effect’ theory that Al Gore does. Gore’s formula is that global warming raises greenhouse gases, so greenhouse gases cause global warming.
So Fenton’s formula is this: Wind energy is created by rapid temperature changes, so high winds are creating global warming on Mars.
Are you starting to get just a little dizzy? Then you’d better give up your aspirations for a career in either Washington or Hollywood. You are too logical to be successful in either place.
For those of us not blessed with Al Gore’s scientific education, Sean Penn’s native brilliance, or Lori Fenton’s research grants, there is another explanation.
The sun has been unusually active over the past three decades — more active than at any time since man started keeping records of solar activity in 1755.
Solar flares and solar radiation tend to increase the sun’s output of heat. If you want to test the theory, strike a match. (It is hottest when it flares.)
Both Earth and Mars are heated by the same sun.
But global warming advocates argue that if the same process is observed in two separate closed systems whose only relationship is that they are warmed by the same sun, then the sun must have NOTHING to do with it.
Understand? If you do, then read no further. If you don’t, then step back with me and take another look at the Big Picture.
There have been observable signs in the sun, eg., an historically unprecedented increase in solar activity. There are observable signs in the moon, eg., without greenhouse gases, earth would be 170F in daytime and -400F at night.
But on the earth, whole nations are so distressed that they insist that ‘something must be done’ even before we know what that ‘something’ is, but are perplexed at what that ‘something’ should be.
Global warming advocates fear that global warming will raise sea levels to such catastrophic proportions as to possibly destroy all life on earth fifty years from now, (based on the same weather technology that can’t get next week’s forecast right.)
Is global warming real? I am the first to admit that I don’t know. What I DO know is that the PERCEPTION of global warming is real enough to try and invent a cause WE can effect, just in case.
From the human perspective on planet earth, the sun is the most powerful force in the heavens, and recent solar activity is at unprecedented levels. Even the climate of Mars is being shaken, either by massive winds or increasing solar output, depending upon whom you ask.
It all has a familiar ring to anyone who has any familiarity with Bible prophecy. Two thousand years ago, when Jesus was asked to describe the signs of His soon return, He said;
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” (Luke 21:25-26)
So we find that there are really THREE possible causes for global warming. 1) Carbon footprints (except on Mars where Martians have no feet). 2) Increased solar output, (except on Mars where wind energy creates itself and warms the Red Planet). 3) To fulfill a prophecy made by the Creator of the Universe.
But no matter what the cause, the effect is exactly the same. Distressed nations perplexed about how to prevent the sea from roaring inland to destroy the world’s coastlines.
They only thing everybody can agree on is that it is enough to make one’s heart fail for fear at the potential for what might be coming upon the earth, while hiding under sun screens to protect us from the upheaval emanating from natural source of all power in our solar system.
So what is the general consensus? It might be Answer (1); nobody is sure that it is Answer (2); but Answer (3) isn’t even worth considering by the scientists torn between (1) and (2).
That makes Answer (3) the only logical choice. See? It isn’t nearly as difficult to figure out as it seems.
Unless you are getting a government research grant, selling carbon footprints, or are a Hollywood celebrity.
In which case, it is distressing, perplexing and scary.
“And when these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)
Me? I’m getting a stiff neck.