It Ain’t Easy, Being Green

It Ain’t Easy, Being Green
Vol: 97 Issue: 28 Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It would appear that Lord Monckton’s blitzkrieg assault on the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Conference is starting to bear a little fruit.  That is not to declare victory in any sense, but there is just the slightest chance that the backlash generated may give reason for pause — at least for now.

First a little background for context.   I’m sure many of you have seen Hal’s program on global warming airing this week.  If not, you can watch it at his website here

Lord Monckton’s full speech completely devastated the entire global warming argument by rebutting, point by point, every major claim in support of either man-made global warming or catastrophic climate change from any cause.

Long time OL members have been tracking the global warming swindle unfold,  since at least 2003, according to what I could find in our archives.  There is little doubt that the earth experienced a global warming trend that began about 1977 — what the argument is about is why.

True Believers are convinced beyond all logic and reason that the cause of the global warming trend is what the UN calls ‘anthropogenic’ or man-caused.  I say it exceeds both logic and reason because they have to hold that opinion despite the fact that 96% of all so-called greenhouse gases occur naturally.  

They are emitted by the oceans and lakes (5/6ths of the earth’s surface is water).  Then there are volcanoes. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 spewed fifty times more pollutants into the atmosphere in one year than the cumulative total of all human activity — throughout the history of mankind!   

The eruption was so massive that it cooled  (rather than warmed) planetary temperatures by about 1.6 degrees for the next three years running.   This is not new stuff — I’m largely relying on the information in our archives because they were reported as it happened, rather than after the details had been massaged by the propagandists.

Of the remaining five percent of so-called greenhouse gases, human activity accounts for about fourteen percent of the outstanding five percent of the planetary emissions not caused by oceans and volcanoes.   The other 86% of the outstanding five percent is caused by rotting vegetation, animal carcasses, and, ahem, cow flatulence. 

That’s why the really, really dedicated True Believers like Britain’s Lord Stern, author of the 2006 Stern Review on the cost of fixing global warming,  think you should give up eating meat to save the planet. 

Lord Stern, a former chief economist of the World Bank, believes that the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December should call for an increase in the price of meat and other foods that contribute to climate change.

In an interview with The [London] Times, he said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

He added: “I think it’s important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating.”

So Lord Stern is recommending that everyone follow his example and not destroy the planet by becoming vegetarians like him. No, wait, that’s not right.  Lord Stern isn’t a vegetarian at all.  He wants you  to give up meat-eating — so that he won’t have to.   

Stern isn’t talking about abolishing the meat industry — just raising prices so high that only guys like Lord Stern can afford it.

In the eyes of elitists like Lord Stern (and most of the rest of the True Believers) the goal is to reduce meat consumption — the best way to accomplish that is to take it away from you.

That’s the reason that global warming is a political issue rather than a scientific one. It isn’t about saving the planet — it is about controlling it.

Assessment:

Last weekend, we discussed the Lord Monckton video and the global warming debate at length on Jan Markell’s radio program — you can catch the full hour here

One of the things I like most about working with Jan is her care to avoid sensationalism. The broadcast was careful to stress that Copenhagen is not yet a done deal. 

It is important we keep in mind that this is where Bible prophecy is trending — which is a lot different than pronouncing something a prophetic fulfillment.  That’s why I like working with Jan. 

So I was pleased this morning when Jan emailed me to tell me it was one of their strongest programs.

I am not vain enough to think it is because I am so witty and articulate — (thinking I’m great is Gayle’s job) — the reason the program was so strong is because the American public is beginning to get a bit uncomfortable with the whole thing and they’re tired of half-truths and outright lies.

According to Janos Pasztor, director of the UN’s Climate Change Support Team, it is all America’s fault.  He said this week that “it’s hard to say how far the conference will be able to go” because “the U.S. Congress has not agreed on a climate bill.”

Pasztor told a news conference “there is tremendous activity by governments in capitals and internationally to shape the outcome” of the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in early December, which “is a good development” because “political leadership is essential” to make a deal.

What Pasztor is really talking about is that pesky Constitutional requirement that any international treaty be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.  Back in 1998, the Senate voted 95-0 against ratifying Kyoto.   The Senate has changed hands, but it is unlikely that the Senate has changed so much that 95-0 can become 66-33.

So the UN has begun ratcheting down expectations that the Copenhagen Conference will produce a treaty.  Instead, says Pasztor, the UN’s strategy will shift instead towards maintaining;

“the political momentum established by the 101 heads of state and government who attended the climate change summit and continue to aim for an ambitious, politically binding agreement in Copenhagen that would chart the way for future post-Copenhagen negotiations that lead to a legally binding global agreement.”

So whether or not the True Believers get that legally binding treaty this time around or not makes Lord Monckton’s scenario no less valid. If they aren’t successful this time, they will keep trying.

They have to.  

The climate change swindle represents the United Nations’ last, best hope to create for itself a global governing authority by which it can dictate to the nations of the world — including the United States.

Global warming was their ticket to global power — so when the weather stopped cooperating with the global warming theory in 1998 and started steadily cooling,  the alarmists simply renamed it climate change.  

One can almost hear the desperation in the voices of the True Believers — “Honest — weather is dangerous to our future existence”  — but a UN-centered global government doesn’t line up with Bible prophecy.

 The climate change swindle has again highlighted the perceived need for some kind of global authority, but it won’t be the United Nations.  The Bible says that the one-world government of antichrist will arise out of the revived Roman Empire. 

So, while the Copenhagen Conference has the potential to introduce global government, my sense is that it will instead be more like the UN’s Durban Conference on Racism — a miserable failure that will only serve to highlight the impotence of the current UN system.

That in no way mitigates the importance of the Copenhagen Conference to the overall Big Picture presented by Bible prophecy.   Two thousand years ago, Jesus spoke of signs in the sun, moon and stars, the sea and waves roaring, the spectacle of which will cause the distress of nations, with perplexity (fear and confusion) as being among the signs that will signal His imminent return.

One can look back through recorded history to find some example of world-wide distress and perplexity matching that described by Jesus in Luke 21:25 — but there is nothing else that even comes close. 

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:25 

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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