March 25, 2015
A few days after Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed to the world “The Science is Settled” regarding global warming, Al Gore declared that “we need to put a price on denial in politics.” In essence, punish those who dare to question man-made global warming, aka climate change. This directly contradicts St. Paul, “For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience?” (1 Cor 10:29b)
It doesn’t matter that every single claim in Gore’s movie, The Inconvenient Truth, has since been completely debunked. It’s irrelevant that he has made over $100 million dollars selling the global warming lie. No one cares his home uses 20 times more energy than the average family home while he preaches to the common folk that sacrifices must be made with our energy use. Liberals cheered when he sold his TV network, Current TV, a widely unsuccessful liberal propaganda channel, to someone other then Glenn Beck. It was completely glossed over that the buyer, Arab based Al Jazeera, paid for it with money received from oil production. Those pushing this agenda are so full of their own self-superiority that they freely contradict their own supposed principles if it furthers their objective. If Gore believes man-made emissions cause climate change, why would he sell his network to an oil-producing company? As one spokesman said, it was because he had “more in common” with Al Jazeera than Glenn Beck. That says it all.
About the same time liberal late night talk show host, Seth Meyers, posed a “gotcha” global warming question to Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz affirmed that he followed science, noting that satellite data shows no increase in temperatures over the last 17 years. Meyers tried to deflect this fact by making an off-handed joke, asking Cruz if he trusted satellites over computers. Seth claimed more confidence in computer models over actual empirical evidence. Computer models are at the mercy of the information entered. This is called garbage in, garbage out. It’s known that the original data entered was incorrect, completely negating anything that was produced. Computer models present projections, a theory. When this theory is tested by empirical evidence, or observable, provable data collected by satellites, the theory falls apart and is proven to be false. This is why the argument has to be shut down. Empirical evidence is the basis of science. If it can be establish scientifically that climate change is not happening, the left’s power grab is crushed. Therefore, they must claim, “The science is settled.”
PolitiFact, a supposed fact-checking site, agrees with Cruz that temperatures have not increased in the past 17 years. They then go on to claim that the computer models that have been incorrect for the past two decades are still accurate and authentic. They argue that the only reason their models are off from reality is because of natural phenomenons such as El Nino and volcanos. Well, that’s the point. These models do not account for such radical natural events, yet they are the gospel for activists. This idea is known as uniformitarianism. It fails to take into account the dramatic changes to the environment that come about due to volcanoes, tornados, Sunspots, hurricanes or other natural events. These are the natural events that cause the majority of climate change. So, PolitiFact concludes, that even though Cruz’s statement was in fact correct, he was mostly wrong. I must conclude the people of PolitiFact are the very people Gene Wilder was referring to in Blazing Saddles, “You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.” They trust in theory, over empirical, proven evidence. This is not science.
To force his unbelievable money-making lie down America’s throat, Al Gore is demanding that political opponents pay a price for their freedom to not buy into his lie. California Governor Jerry Brown, on cue, degraded Ted Cruz for having a different point of view. He claimed Cruz is unfit for office, let alone the Presidency. Brown went about demonizing the opposition, taking a page straight out of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. This is the same approach used daily against Conservatives, to degrade them rather than disprove their evidence.
Brown continued to state that “Over 90% of the scientists who deal with climate are absolutely convinced that the humans' activity, industrial activity...are building up in the atmosphere, they're heat trapping, and they're causing not just one drought in California but severe storms and cold on the East Coast." First, what Brown doesn’t say here is because of radical, leftist policies, farmers have been denied access to many rivers and waterways because of a tiny endangered fish. It is in fact these liberal policies that are causing much of the drought problem in California, not global warming.
Second, if heat is being trapped then the whole world would be warming in unison. How can a place that is warming have record cold? How can trapping in heat make it snow more?
Third, Brown claims over 90% of scientists believe this theory. This is the perfect example of using false statistics. If a survey says, “I believe man has an impact on the weather,” what are the odds someone would agree with that? The question isn’t worded, “I believe man is the primary reason for climate change.” The wording of a question totally changes the results. This, like a compute model, shows how easily data can be manipulated and skewed. What radical leftists want to do is exactly what the Catholic Church did to Galileo for his view that the Earth revolves around the Sun. The Catholic Church wanted to silence and punish Galileo for going against what they deemed Biblical doctrine. They put him under house arrest for 8 years. Galileo was not going against the Bible, he was going against the church.
Even Martin Luther, along with the Catholic Church, was against Copernicus’ theory years earlier of the Earth going around the Sun, citing Joshua’s command that the Sun stand still and not the Earth. Kepler reprised the scientific theory a half century later gaining a little more support. At the time of the invention of the telescope in 1608, Galileo threw his theories into the arena of ideas, disproving many scientifically accepted concepts originally theorized by Aristotle. The Catholic Church tried desperately to squash these scientists, claiming the “Science is Settled.” Much like today, though, the powerful majority was proven wrong.
Our Founding Fathers saw how the Catholic Church and the Church of England in Europe influenced the leaders to control the people. They wisely designed America so the church would not command the government and the government would not command the church. But they in no way intended for the two entities to be separate. In fact, they found it imperative that citizens remain faithful, religious people if they wished to keep a republic. As Thomas Jefferson said, "That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves."
Americans have turned from God and the tyrants are moving in for the kill. We allowed them to curse our churches, remove prayer and God from our schools, our culture, and everyday life. Now they are replacing it with their own religion. Mother Earth is their god, evolution is their genesis, and computer models are their Bible. They worship creation and spit on the Creator. Trees, animals, and air are all more important than humanity. Nature is so important that their most honorable sacrament is abortion as the sacrifice of another evil human that would otherwise consume Mother Earth’s precious resources. We were long ago warned about these people, “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25)
The same people who criticize the Catholic Church for suppressing Galileo over his views are proudly using the same techniques of the Catholic elite to silence their critics as well as free thought. Liberty, this is not freedom, this is pure fascism. Fascism is defined as totalitarian, right-wing governmental control. I must emphasis here that this is the European definition of right-wing, which consists of nationalist or socialist regimes which demand complete subservience to the government. American right-wingers are Constitutionalists who believe in as little government involvement as possible with emphasis on personal freedom and responsibility. The Europeans have no such term for our right-wing. They have never argued for individual liberty.
Liberty, as I stated before, science is never settled. As you go through life you will receive pressure from family, friends, teachers, and politicians to “follow the crowd”. Those who reject such pressures are the ones who change the world. The most common argument is “Everybody’s doing it.” Please don’t use this argument with me because then I’ll be forced to respond, “If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you?” and no one needs that. When you need strength, turn to the Lord. Jesus never followed the crowd. He never told the people what they wanted to hear just to make friends. The truth was always more important. Keep this as your guidance and hold firm to your beliefs and principles.
That’s my 2 cents.
THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED, PART II