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When Al Gore first published his tome, “Earth in the Balance” in 1990, few people, if any, believed in global warming. It was a trendy cause; after all, who wouldn’t want to help save the planet – especially if America is the problem.
It isn’t that I don’t believe that the planet was getting warmer, starting around the middle of the 1970s. That was after the cooling trend that began in the 1940s that followed the warming trend that caused the 1930s to record some of the warmest years on record – even to this day.
(There is some advantage to be had from being on this Earth as long as I have, after all.)
We’re almost two decades beyond Al Gore’s seminal book on the subject and finally, America has a new president who is pledged to combating global warming at practically any price.
At long last, the Democrats have a lock on both Houses of Congress and the White House. And after huddling with Al Gore to discuss the problem, President-elect Barack Obama took firm action. Well, as firm an action as presidents-elect can on such problems.
Sitting between Vice-president-elect Biden and Oscar-winning Nobel laureate (and best-selling author) Al Gore, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama declared, “The time for delay is over, the time for denial is over.”
(Wow! He really said that? He’s the best president-elect we’ve ever had!)
“We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now, that this is a matter of urgency and national security, and it has to be dealt with in a serious way. That is what I intend my administration to do,” Obama said.
Unfortunately, now that Al Gore has convinced the U.N., the Democrats, Barack Obama (and even John McCain, if it would have helped) that catastrophic global warming presents a very real threat, actual, real climate scientists with slide-rules and computer models are starting to inundate us with facts.
About 650 of them from around the world have joined Stanley Goldenberg, an atmospheric scientist at NOAA, who wrote in a report to the IPCC: “It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.”
Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said there is no clear evidence that global warming is an imminent danger to the world.
“I don’t think we should jump to conclusions if we get material that is based on the last one or two years,” he told the Associated Press.
He made the comments at a meeting in Poznan, Poland, where more than 10,000 delegates and environmentalists are trying to hammer out an international treaty to cut greenhouse gases. It is intended to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.
The global warming issue touches on so many points of Bible prophecy that one column is nowhere nearly enough.
Paul says that in the last days, God will both remove the Restrainer and send “strong delusion” to those left behind, “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:10)
Notice that it isn’t “the truth” that they lacked;it was the loveof the truth. That is the very definition of political correctness. If the truth hurts, change the truth ’til it doesn’t.
If that doesn’t qualify as delusional, then we’ll need a new word for “delusional,” too.
Jesus said that in the last days, “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.”
That is pretty much the exact description of the Doctrine of the Global Warming True Believers. If we don’t do something, (even if we aren’t sure what) then soon the raging seas will reclaim our coastlines.
Among those actual scientists who doubt man is responsible, they point to the decade-long series of solar storms (which have similarly warmed the surface of Mars) as the culprit. There is plenty of perplexity to go around when it comes to global warming.
But the true believers aren’t confused – they are terrified to the degree that they will do pretty much anything to prevent what they believe is coming upon the Earth. Including lie, dissemble and fabricate evidence where necessary in order to convince the rest of us before “it is too late.”
“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 21:25-26)
The clamor is real. The perplexity is real. The fear is real. The delusion that “truth” is political, rather than absolute, is now a bedrock social principle – which is precisely the way the Bible pictured it, for the last days.