Grok and the Big Fire in Sky
Vol: 83 Issue: 20 Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The American pika is a furry little rat-like rodent related to the rabbit. It lives high up on the slopes of mountains, weighs less than half a pound and doesn’t hibernate in the winter.
There are at least five sub-species of pika that are indigenous to California, which probably goes a long way towards explaining why a rat is entitled to have his day in court.
Environmental lawyers at Earthjustice filed court documents asking resource agencies to list the small mammal under state and federal Endangered Species acts.
That makes the little California rat another in a long line of American critters in these United States to sue people for causing global warming.
The environmental groups want to use the law to protect habitat critical to the survival of the animals, and put in place stricter measures to keep them from harm.
In addition, they say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should begin regulating carbon dioxide, as a polluting greenhouse gas.
That sounds like an interesting plan. Declare carbon dioxide a pollutant and then charge people for carbon offset credits for polluting the atmosphere. Heck, it’s more than interesting — it’s foolproof.
Human beings breathe in oxygen — but they breathe out carbon dioxide. You, my friend, are polluting my planet by breathing!
(And I think that the environmentalists would like you to stop, please. Before you kill off a whole species of California rats that nobody can find unless they climb a mountain)
This is what psychologists call ‘cognitive dissonance.’ Cognitive dissonance is that uncomfortable stressful feeling that one gets from holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously.
An excellent example of someone suffering cognitive dissonance can be found at almost any time of the day or night. Just tune in to the Weather Channel.
At the top of the hour, all the banter is about the danger of global warming, followed by helpful suggestions on how you can reduce your carbon footprint and thereby reduce global warming.
Because global warming is real, the science is settled, and only morons and academic heretics would argue with the mountain of evidence, etc., etc.
Dr. Heidi Cullen, who is the Weather Network’s ‘climate expert’ has issued calls for any meteorologist who questions global warming to be stripped of his credentials.
After telling everybody how advanced global warming is and what a danger it represents, they go to their maps to forecast another week of below-average temperatures — which they dutifully blame on global warming.
(Watch them closely and you can actually see their eyes begin to glaze over)
The media is invested heavily in the global warming story, and politicians eager to jump on the popular bandwagon joined them unquestioningly.
Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ was all the research they needed. I mean, if you can’t believe a guy who introduces himself as the one who “used to be the next President of the United States” then who can you believe?
The problem, of course, is that it is much easier to turn a cucumber into a pickle than it is to reverse the process.
Once people have agreed to believe the exact opposite of what their cognitive abilities are telling them, it takes a lot of convincing to undo the process.
By 2000, Al Gore had the country so convinced of global warming that when he was defeated by George Bush, environmentalists began a Planet Earth Death Watch.
By 2004, even though temperatures planet-wide had been steadily dropping since 1998, the US national election was as much about global warming as it was about John Kerry’s heroic war record in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia.
The media warned that re-electing George Bush would result in catastrophic planetary consequences. And THIS election will turn on the question of whether or not $5.00 gas is more important to the voters than global warming.
While the champions of global warming keep on breathing in pure, healthy oxygen and breathing out the polluting greenhouse gases that are responsible for slowly destroying the planet.
“The Apostle Paul addressed this phenomenon as “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . . Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:20, 25)
So deeply entrenched is the media and the political establishment behind the global warming threat that they’ve failed to either notice or report the fact that 2008 marks the tenth consecutive year of falling global temperatures.
In fact, the AFP published a rather desperate-sounding climate report that explained that ‘natural weather variations’ have ‘temporarily suspended’ global warming for the past ten years.
“But global warming will begin in earnest in 2009, and a couple of the years between 2009 and 2014 will eclipse 1998, the warmest year on record to date, in the heat stakes, British meteorologists said.”
“Existing global climate computer models tend to underestimate the effects of natural forces on climate change, so for this analysis, Met Office experts tweaked their model to better reflect the impact of weather systems such as La Nina, or fluctuations in ocean heat and circulation.”
Unfortunately for the British scientists, (and the Journal, “Nature” which published their report) a report was released last week that showed NOAA had been using the wrong data.
NOAA even admitted the error, which, when corrected, establishes the warmest decade on record to be the 1930’s and not the 1990’s.
Why is that important?
Because after the planet heated up for the 1930’s it started to cool down. By 1975, (when climate change prognosticators were forecasting the beginning of a new Ice Age) it started to warm up again.
So much so, that, by the end of the 1990’s, the warming trend peaked, climate change prognosticators began forecasting catastrophic global warming.
Then it started to cool off again. Could this be a trend?
A couple of months back, a team of Russian climate experts predicted that the earth has now entered a cooling period that could rival that experienced between 1940 and 1975.
This week, a team of Mexican climatologists predicted we’re ten years away from another “little Ice Age” that could last for sixty to eighty years.
Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM, described as “erroneous” the predictions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The culprit is the Al Gore Climate Change model, which Herrera says fails to take solar activity into account.
You know. The sun.
As I’ve observed in previous discussions on this topic, only the very simple and the very smart can grasp the fact that the cause of global warming is the sun.
If you could go back 5,000 years and ask Grok, “What causes global warming?” the odds are good he’d say something like, “Big fire in sky.”
Ask astrophysicists, who note similar warming trends on Mars, and they will give you a long and complicated explanation about nuclear activity, sunspots, solar minimums and solar maximums, but the gist of the correct answer is the same; “Big fire in sky.”
Ask either Grok the Caveman or Stephen F Hawking, astrophysicist, how they know, and they’ll both give you the same answer: “When big fire in sky goes away, it gets cold. When it comes back, it gets warmer.”
Ask Al Gore, Heidi Cullen or anybody else whose future is heavily invested in global warming being real, and you’ll get a long explanation about greenhouse gases, human activity, cow flatulence, and the annoying human habit of inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide pollutants.
But they’ll never mention the big fire in sky — heck, its 93 million miles away from here.
“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)
Is it only this glaringly obvious to me?