Green Lies and Amazing Truths
By Berit Kjos
April 20, 2007
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"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill..." Club of Rome, an elite think-tank working with the UN.
"...we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination.... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts.... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." Stanford Professor Stephen Schneider
"The earth continually warms and cools. The cycle is undeniable, ancient, often abrupt, and global. It is also unstoppable. Isotopes in the ice and sediment cores, ancient tree rings, and stalagmites tell us it is linked to small changes in the irradiance of the sun."[3, page 4]Atmospheric physicist Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery, Unstoppable Global Warming
“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony... climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”Christine Stewart, then Canadian Minister of the Environment
"Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: 'Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?...Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.... To what were its foundations fastened?... Or who shut in the sea... when I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!’" Job 38:1-6, 8, 11
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit helps explain why his disciples defend his deceptive message with religious zeal. It IS religious! M. Scott Peck, the supposedly "Christian" author of The Road Less Traveled, called it a "holy book" that we "must have for our collective salvation."
In spite of Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth," there's no scientific consensus on human-caused global warming! His claim that Greenland's ice will melt, causing oceans to rise twenty feet, is science fiction, not reality. Unadulterated scientific facts show us that, since 2005, Greenland's ice mass has been growing, not shrinking! So has its population of polar bears.
During a medieval period of global warming (warmer than now), Norwegian explorers settled on Greenland's grassy coast. But the climate cooled, and by 1350 AD, ice covered their fields and coastal waters. That "Little ice age" -- a natural shift in the revolving cycles of nature -- wiped out the entire community. However, during that warming period -- almost a millennium before the media would blame SUVs for warm days -- the Atlantic coasts were not buried by rising oceans. In fact, any slight variation in ocean levels are naturally moderated by increased evaporation during warmer cycles. Our Maker planned His creation well!
In spite of today's deceptive propaganda, more than a hundred scientists (atmospheric physicists, climatologists, meteorologist, etc.) have dared to publicly disagreed with the supposed "global warming" consensus. They warn us that the ominous media predictions are "based solely on unproven scientific theories, imperfect computer models -- and the unsupported assumptions that catastrophic global warming follows from the burning of fossil fuels and requires immediate action."
But the liberal media turns a deaf ear to the rational voices. Mention global warming and the name most likely to come to mind is Al Gore. His 1992 book,
Notice the emphasis on earth-centered spirituality in the quotes below. Gore's spiritual blend matches the UN demand for a universal, unifying spirituality based on systems thinking -- a postmodern version of the timeless pantheistic belief that everything is interconnected. (Remember the story about the Asian butterfly whose flapping wings caused a breeze in America?) Contemporary change agents have stretched this philosophy to include all systems: political, economic, social, and spiritual. With that in mind, ponder the faith -- and the deceptive suggestions --behind Gore's pseudo science and historical revisions:
Native American religions, for instance, offer a rich tapestry of ideas about our relationship to the earth....'All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.'" (pages 258-259)
"The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves freely and almost instantaneously throughout the world has. . . spurred a renewed investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This panreligious perspective may prove especially important where our global civilization's responsibility for the earth is concerned....
"The spiritual sense of our place in nature... can be traced to the origins of human civilization.... The last vestige of organized goddess worship was eliminated by Christianity."(page 260)
"Hindu environmentalist, Dr. Karan Singh, regularly cites the ancient Hindu dictum: 'The Earth is our mother, and we are all her children."(page 261)
To help establish this earth-centered spirituality, Gore calls for "a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily." Then he warns us that...
"Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change—these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary."
Only a major crisis would persuade the masses to consent to such a "wrenching transformation." Like Al Gore, the elite members of the Club of Rome knew that well. That's why they concluded that "global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill." Local abuses (polluted rivers, industrial waste, etc.) won't suffice. Unlike "global warming" with its sensationalized consequences, local problems seldom capture the imagination of the global community. They just aren't scary enough!
To understand the politics behind the environmental movement and its persuasive propaganda, let's look at the social ambitions that drive it. Its agenda was formed during the sixties, when four overlapping anti-establishment groups joined to form the Green Party in Germany: radical feminists, Marxists (the new Left), peace-niks (the anti-war movement), and hippies seeking spiritual enlightenment.
Militant U.S. "Greens" formed a similar agenda:
radical population control, a global welfare system (replacing capitalism with
socialism), planetary governance (including national disarmament), and
The blend of these four counter-culture philosophies shows why pantheism and Marxism permeate environmentalism. Consider the sobering fact that William Reilly, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, stated that private ownership of land is a "quaint anachronism." According to former Washington governor Dr. Dixie Lee Ray, he sought the "repeal of the Fifth Amendment to make it easier for government to seize private land."
But the undisputed leader of the environmental movement during the last three decades has been Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong. Though usually operating behind the scenes, Strong is no minor player in this global contest for the minds of the masses. He led the UN Environmental Programme, directed the 1972 and 1992 UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, founded Planetary Citizens, directed the World Future Society and founded and co-chaired the World Economic Forum. He has been a member of the Club of Rome, trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Aspen Institute, a member of the UN Commission on Global Governance, and the Senior Advisor to the World Bank as well as to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Mr. Strong also founded the Earth Council. Working closely with Steven Rockefeller, Mikhail Gorbachev and Robert Mueller, he oversaw the drafting of the UN Earth Charter, which is housed in the notorious Ark of Hope. If this Charter wins the consent of "the people," it would only be a matter of time before its rules replace all rights granted by the U.S. Constitution.
The Earth Charter opens with this declaration: "We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future...." It continues,
"As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these Earth Charter principles.... This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global INTERdependence [systems thinking] and universal responsibility. ... The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for effective governance."
This global contract clashes with Christianity. "Fundamental changes," it tells us, "are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living." A new set of beliefs, values and behavior must unify "the one human family" to ensure lasting peace.
THE POWER BEHIND THE GREEN AGENDA
This grand purpose not only demands favorable propaganda -- the doomsday predictions that trade scientific facts for intentional deception. It also calls for unthinkable censorship. Contrary voices must be silenced.
It's happening in the UK. "Only a few years ago the Greens were merely a fringe group, today they are at the center of British politics," wrote Paul Johnson in his Forbes article titled "The Menace of the Lobby:"
"This is largely because of the backing they have received from a majority of scientists over the issue of global warming, especially the unproved theory that it is caused largely by human activities. The Royal Society, the most prestigious of British scientific institutions, has thrown its weight strongly behind the Greens. Scientists who are known to be skeptical of global warming find it hard to get academic jobs and impossible to receive university funding for their research....
"How many Greens are there? It is assumed they number in the millions.... The environmental fervor of most Greens borders on fanatical. Some call for the denial of climate change to be made a criminal offense, along the lines of legislation in European countries that makes denial of the Holocaust unlawful.... As a result a mass of legislation is being turned into law, subjecting any activities that increase greenhouse gas emissions or are seen as 'crimes against nature' to severe financial penalties.... It won't be long before all households feel their effects."
America follows close behind. Under the banner of Sustainable Development, the UN/US plan for government control over all water, land, food and housing is progressing at full speed. Few Americans are even aware of the vast networks of regulatory agencies and community partnerships that are implementing the new system through Agenda 21 -- often disguised as Smart Growth or other pleasing labels for this all-consuming UN agenda.
While most of these new rules and regulation bypass Congress, some do not. A recent article titled, "Bill ties climate to national security" warns us that...
"The CIA and Pentagon would for the first time be required to assess the national security implications of climate change under proposed legislation intended to elevate global warming to a national defense issue.... The measure also would order the Pentagon to undertake a series of war games to determine how global climate change could affect US security....
"John J. Hamre, who served as deputy secretary of defense in the Clinton administration, said global warming couched in security terms would make if far more difficult for politicians to ignore. 'What makes this interesting is the clear effort to make the politics of global warming broader.'"
THE CONTRARY EVIDENCE
Meanwhile, the evidence against man-made global warming is overwhelming. Here are just a few links that tell the "other" side:
"Their experiments confirmed that cosmic rays, by ionising molecular particles, provide nuclei for condensation of water vapour, thereby significantly influencing cloud cover on the planet. In periods of high electro-magnetic activity in the sun, such as occurred during the past century, cosmic rays are deflected, resulting in a reduction of clouds. This effect plus greater direct radiation from the sun is likely a significant factor in global warming." Exploding stars influence climate on earth
"The past, both recent and geologic, has seen large and rapid natural changes in temperature. Any onset of warmer temperatures [which increases the rate of evaporation] would be expected to produce a drop in sea level, not a rise." The Scientific Case against the Global Climate Treaty
"In almost a point-by-point refutation of Al Gore's unsupportable rant that 'the debate is over; man is warming the Earth,' Singer and Avery explain technically but lucidly why nearlyevery cherry-picked fact in Gore's movie 'An Inconvenient Truth' is contradicted by science.... Man is in fact all but irrelevant to global climate, as the sun and its accompanying solar system rule." Careful Review of Science Refutes Global Warming Myths
A short but amazing video clip backs this evidence. It shows the infinitely vast -- and the inconceivably tiny -- wonders of the universe we inhabit:Secret Worlds: The Universe Within. Please watch it, then ask yourself, How could such an astounding universe simply evolve from nothing? How can man presume to manage it?
And how can Al Gore claim to have all the answers when honest scientists are just beginning to uncover the unfathomable mysteries of God's creation? His shallow "certainties" ignore the cyclical forces and natural fluctuation that have influenced the earth's warming and cooling phases through the ages. They include:
"We know more about the surface of Mars than the three-mile strip of state waters along our coast," admits Rikk Kvitek, director of the Seafloor Mapping Lab at California State University."
Even so, faithful Job, who lived about 4000 years ago, knew some amazing facts about God's creation. Thousands of years before the celebrated discoveries of Newton and Galileo, Job described God' work to his critical friends:
"He hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the water in His thick clouds,
Yet the clouds are not broken under it." Job 26:7
But Job didn't realize how little he actually knew. So God gave him (and us) a lesson. Here is only a fraction of that lesson, but take time to ponder it. And never forget the amazing sovereignty of God and the absurdity of human claims to improve the order of His magnificent creation.
The Lord answered Job...
"Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths? ...Tell Me, if you know all this.
"By what way is light diffused, or the east wind scattered over the earth? Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water, or a path for the thunderbolt...
“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion?... Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that an abundance of water may cover you?..." Job 38:16-40
Then Job answered the Lord...
'I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” Job 42:1-6
O Lord my God! When I
in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
See Is Earth Our Mother? | Mine is the Power | Saving the Earth | The U.N. Plan for Your Community
Excellent outside resource: http://www.sovereignty.net/p/clim/cctutorial.htm
1.Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 115.
2. Jonathan Schell, "Our Fragile Earth," Discover (October 1989); 44.
3. S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery, Unstoppable Global Warming (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007).
4. Christine Stewart, then Canadian Minister of the Environment, before the editors and reporters of the Calgary Herald, 1998, and quoted by Terence Corcoran, “Global Warming: The Real Agenda,” Financial Post, 26 December 1998, from the Calgary Herald, 14 December 1998. Cited Fred Singer, page 4. (See note #3)
11. Paul Johnson, "The Menace of the Lobby," Forbes, 4-23-07. http://members.forbes.com/global/2007/0423/016.html
12. Bryan Bender, "Bill ties climate to national security," Boston Globe, 4-9-07. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/04/09/bill_ties_climate_to_national_security/?page=full
13.Barbara Feder Ostrow, "Undersea map reveals Maverick's secret," http://www.mercurynews.com/, 4-17-07.
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