Vol: 118 Issue: 29 Friday, July 29, 2011
There are two problems with government-funded research. The first is that government-funded researchers that don’t find what the government funds them to find stop getting funded. That should be obvious to anyone paying attention. But inexplicably, it isn’t.
Which gives rise to the second problem, which is that for reasons that defy logic, government-funded research results are widely accepted as the gold standard against which all other evidence must be weighed.
The federally-funded National Aeronautic Space Administration has been the gold standard for global warming, er, excuse me, climate change research ever since Al Gore decided to base his political career on the findings of the UK-funded research groups tasked with finding a link between global warming and fossil fuels.
The British researchers discovered the link after the Thatcher government awarded a cash prize to the researchers who could find the link the government was looking for.
Amazingly enough, the link was discovered between fossil fuels and global warming, the prize awarded, and as the research grants began to spread, so did the myth that the planet was entering a man-made, potentially irreversible catastrophic climate change.
NASA’s website continues to show a graph of C02 levels even though the link between C02 and global warming is a complete fabrication. The purported link between them is that elevated C02 causes global warming, based on ice core samplings.
The truth is that the core samples showed warming occurred first, followed by the elevated C02 levels. In other words, global warming causes elevated C02 levels. Not the other way around.
But the government wants to regulate and tax C02 emissions, so government research found what the government was looking for, right where the government told them to look. Hence the pointless NASA graph on the government sponsored NASA website.
Every presidential administration since Bill Clinton has discovered ways to exploit the alleged link between fossil fuel and man-made global warming – Al Gore almost rode the issue right into the White House.
But every president since Bill Clinton knows what Al Gore had to have figured out when he was researching his book, “Earth in the Balance” in 1989.
Remember that abominable ‘public service ad’ of a few years back that had polar bears dropping from the sky in a scene reminiscent of the World Trade Center? All of a sudden, the fate of cute and cuddly polar bears drowning as they fell off a steadily declining polar ice cap became a cause célèbre.
People were convinced to junk their cars, buy expensive new hybrids, triple their energy costs while freezing in the winters while sweating through the summers to save the polar bears. The US Department of the interior even put the polar bear on the endangered species list.
But it was a lie. The ‘scientist’ behind the polar bear myth has been put on administrative leave while under investigation for scientific misconduct. It appears that Charles Monnett, umm, how you say it? LIED!
So has everybody else involved in the global warming debate except the Useful Idiots that always buy in if it makes them look smarter than their friends. The more counter-intuitive the position, the smarter they think it makes them look.
If they can look at a sunny day and be able to discern drowning polar bears, rising sea levels, global crop losses, food shortages and other assorted disasters while all their friends see is a good day for the beach, well, just look at how much better-informed they are.
Anyway, the more money the government threw at NASA’s climate research division, the more climate change evidence NASA was able to find. Until the money started to run out. NASA’s space program is kaput and suddenly a whole lot of NASA programs (and scientists) are getting dumped.
Suddenly, new NASA data has emerged that “Blows a Gaping Hole into Global Warming Alarmism.” It seems that hell hath no fury like a scientist scorned.
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxidetrap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
The Forbes story continues to explain how and why the new NASA data proves what we’ve been saying here for the last ten years and I’ve been saying for the last twenty.
The global warming/climate change panic that has involved pretty much every nation in the world, earned billions of dollars for the alarmists, extracted primarily from the poorest among us, resulting in global energy shortages, global food shortages and is responsible for one of the greatest international security crises in the history of the world is a deliberate, calculated fraud.
Man-made global warming/climate change is NOT a political issue. It is NOT a matter of existential importance to future generations. It has never been a threat and will never be a threat.
It does not exist because it cannot exist. Of that, I am certain. But I am not a scientist. How do I know? Well, first off, the Bible told me so.
I don’t know how one can find a way around that covenant promise between God and mankind that doesn’t make the Bible untrue or God a liar.
There is no Biblical or historical record of the activities of man disrupting the earth’s climate. The Bible says that God sometimes uses the climate to make a point, deliver a judgment or make a display of His Majesty.
But that isn’t man-caused climate change or global warming or whatever it is currently called. The entire man-caused global warming argument works only because of mankind’s built-in hubris.
One cannot believe that God is in control of all things and simultaneously believe includes everything — except the climate upon which all life on earth depends! One must either believe that God is supreme. Or God is supreme — except where man overrules Him.
If the Bible gives any hint of what the global warming and climate change alarmism that has terrified, impoverished and confused massive segments of the human race in the name of human supremacy, it is only of the effect, not the cause.
Among the most stunningly obvious signs given by Jesus to this generation as evidence of His soon return are the signs relative to our environment.
“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;”
When has that happened before? Signs in the sun, moon and stars causing international distress and confusion? Keep in mind that for something to be considered a “sign” means that everybody can see it.
The “sea and the waves roaring.” What’s up with that? Most nations don’t live on the sea, and neither do most men. As anybody who has ever lived near the seashore can attest, the roaring of the sea and the waves is a pretty common sound.
But if there is one central issue that unites the global warming alarmists, it is rising seas brought on by global warming. Jesus predicted;
“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 21:26-27)
It isn’t merely global warming that has men’s hearts failing them for fear. We’re also scanning the skies for killer asteroids like the one that NASA says hit the planet about 85 million years ago. Evidently, we’re due for another one now.
There is a whole cult of folks expecting the Planet Nibiru, or Planet X, or some variation of that theme, which is hurtling on a collision course with earth sometime in 2012. Like the global warming alarmists, no evidence to the contrary will convince them otherwise.
The Lord said that these same folks will be the ones to witness His Second coming:
“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory,” (Luke 21:27)
Look with me at this again. You will note that Jesus is speaking of two different groups. So far, He is addressing an entity called “they”.
They will see the signs, they will be distressed and confused, their hearts will fail them with fear, and – watch this one closely! – THEY will SEE the Son of Man COMING with power and great glory.
Then He switches to address the second entity – “you.”
“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)
Let’s identify the groups, first. Who will witness the Second Coming of Christ with power and great glory?
“Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7)
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints,” (Jude 1:14)
The eye that SEES Him shall “wail” because of Him. We Christians await the Blessed Hope – it is those left behind that will wail at His Coming. The Bible says He comes with His Saints, not for them.
“They” are the ones cowering with fear at what they say is coming upon the earth as the powers of heaven (the climate) are shaken. The other entity – “You” – the believer – are to see these signs beginning to come to pass with great joy and anticipation.
“So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:31-32)
“They”— are those that put their trust in the UN, Al Gore, Barack Obama, etc., to save them from man-made climate change. They will see the Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation.
“You” – or collectively, “we” believers that put their faith in the promises of Scripture — will not. When you see these things BEGIN to pass, you are to look UP. Why?
Because you are different. What terrifies the world is a source of confidence and comfort to the Christian who simply recognizes reality unfolding before him. This is what Jesus said would happen, this is what is happening.
Jesus said once this STARTS to happen, start looking up. What are we looking UP for?
“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)