Archive for the ‘Global Warming’ Category

Al Gore Gets A Big Ol’ Medal…

December 10, 2007

here are some things you should know about yourself (if you believe Al to be full of non-offseted carbon):

You are the moral equivalent of Nazis enablers…

“However, despite a growing number of honorable exceptions, too many of the world’s leaders are still best described in the words Winston Churchill applied to those who ignored Adolf Hitler’s threat: “They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent.”

Your consumption – no – your existence is an act of war against the planet…

“Indeed, without realizing it, we have begun to wage war on the earth itself. Now, we and the earth’s climate are locked in a relationship familiar to war planners: “Mutually assured destruction.””

Your taxes are too low…

“And most important of all, we need to put a price on carbon — with a CO2 tax that is then rebated back to the people, progressively, according to the laws of each nation, in ways that shift the burden of taxation from employment to pollution. This is by far the most effective and simplest way to accelerate solutions to this crisis.”

And finally, There is a 50/50 chance your grandkids will hate you forever…

“The great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, wrote, ‘One of these days, the younger generation will come knocking at my door.’
The future is knocking at our door right now. Make no mistake, the next generation will ask us one of two questions.

Either they will ask: ‘What were you thinking; why didn’t you act?’

Or they will ask instead: ‘How did you find the moral courage to rise and successfully resolve a crisis that so many said was impossible to solve?’”

al sends

Attention All Planet Hating Breeders…

July 30, 2007

The AGW crowd is a mixed bag.  There are some folks don’t know much for sure,  but feel that it is better safe than sorry, so they buy carbon offsets.  Others are absolutely sure that my minivan is a huge part of the problem and they have no qualms about asking me to give it up, my family of 6 be damned.   Then there is this group:  The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.  Here is a taste…

“Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom.
    When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth’s biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, evolve (if they believe in evolution), and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Nature’s “experiments” have done throughout the eons. “

Notice the bold section if you will… There was a golden age for the earth… it was B.H., Before Humans.  In Earth B.H. everything was glorious!  Dying and evolving were joys to behold (though no one was there to behold them) and “experiments” passed away with nary a torch song.  Ah, the good old days.

Someone asked me awhile back, “Why do Conservative Christians have such heartburn over manmade Global Warming?”  I guess it is because just under the surface of every guy who wants to save flipper I sense this bubbling hatred of human life.  (As an aside: I’d like to know if anyone has stats on a correlation between a firm belief in AGW and a firm belief in a right to abortion?)

Here is one reason Christians have such a hard time with AGW:

Isaiah 45:18

For thus says the LORD,
      Who created the heavens,
      Who is God,
      Who formed the earth and made it,
      Who has established it,
      Who did not create it in vain,
      Who formed it to be inhabited:

“ I am the LORD, and there is no other.

The earth was not formed for flipper, the bald eagle or the towering redwood tree.  It was formed by God and for man!  Haters.   

Al sends

Our Climate Goes to 11

June 10, 2007

When confronted by the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) drama, concerning the danger of rising temperatures, may I recommend the following rejoinder:   “Oh yeah?  Who says?” 

It seems we post-moderns are a proud lot (prouder than the moderns it turns out) and we have enshrined our present climate at the pinnacle of all this is right with the world.  Our beach going, snow-skiing, shrimping, seal hunting and farming is the best ‘cause we are tanning, swhooshing, pealing, clubbing and planting.  You see, today’s temperatures have become their own standard of perfection.

So let me give leave you with two links that are apropos:   In this article from the Washington Post notice how the warming of water around Greenland is both boon and bust for the residents.  Read it and ask yourself how the High Priest of Global Warming would view these data.

Next view the below video…  Our world is best because we go to 11.

Global Gospel Warming

May 30, 2007

Tim over at The Global Warming Heretic brought an interesting article to my attention. There is so much wrong with this gathering that I am aghast. But in this little Tennessean article Brian McLaren says the following:

Brian McLaren, an author and Christian activist who spoke Thursday, said many television and radio evangelists had delivered to their listeners the kind of fear-mongering and finger-pointing messages that promote factionalism.

In his lecture at First Baptist Church, McLaren proposed that preaching should remedy, rather than incite, controversial issues.

These include poverty and climate change, and he encouraged his audience not to shy away from such global issues.

“We can’t really afford to waste too many Sundays with so much at stake,” he said.
“If instead we play it safe, in a true sense we have switched sides from being part of the solution to being part of the problem.”

I don’t know what it means to waste time on Sundays promoting factionalism but there ARE important things to do on Sunday mornings. Not-a-one has anything to do with CO2 emissions.

Perhaps someone would like to discuss whether or not it is a good idea to have a “Festival of Homiletics” where folks are taught: “What preaching attempts to do is to foster a courageous and creative reading of scripture.”

Talk amongst yourselves.

al sends

Ah, Reformation for the Greenites

May 5, 2007

Al Gore, High Priest of the Greenites, was saving time, money and carbon by owning his own Carbon Offset company.  He was his own Johann Tetzel, buying indulgences for himself.  

Well, a modern Martin Luther has come on the scene.  Striking a blow against the Church of the Green Mamma, grace is flowing freely.  Here is a site where indulgences are handed out freely.  Come to font and receive remission for your sins…

Free Carbon Offsets

Hot Post

March 27, 2007

Ok, I really want to post a parable about lamenting the passing of days that did not exist. But as you can tell from that tortured sentence, it is not ready for prime time. So in the interim let me leave you with this link to NewsBusters.com, which has a list of articles from the New York Times on:

GLOBAL WARMING

That is in ALL CAPS so you can sense the urgency.

al sends

Modern Heretics

March 10, 2007

The High Priest will not be happy but you should watch it all:

We Are Soooo Smart

February 24, 2007

In this whole global warming – I mean climate change – debate there are a determined few who would like to set energy policy for our grandchildren. You know, tell them how much oil they can use, carbon they can pump into the atmosphere etc. Here is something that caught my eye: National Review OnlineThe author, Climatologist Patrick J. Michaels, asks us to “Imagine, as a thought experiment, if the Senate of 1925 were to dictate our energy policy for today.”

Let’s see, there were price wars over gasoline in 1925. In some places it was as low as 18 cents a gallon ($1.30 in 1994 dollars). In Time Magazine in October of 1925 the merits of steam turbine vs. diesel engines were being discussed. Steam turbine propulsion was less than 30 years old at the time. The Time article ends with this paragraph:

Until the introduction of the oil-combustion motors, no power unit approached the steam turbine for efficiency, economy, and simplicity of operation. Lately the trend has been toward Diesel type motors for all but the largest of ships. The Denny experimental ship, plying as a ferry on the River Clyde, will be closely observed to see if steam has caught up with its rival.

We are a prideful people aren’t we? Could the smartest people in 1925 extend their vision out 25 years to peer at ships using steam turbine engines driven by nuclear power? We look at ourselves and see the pinnacle of humanity. We look into the future and we see ourselves – only in shinny, biodegradable clothing and possibly bigger brains.

al sends