Living with the climate is cheaper: 50 to 1

The 50 to 1 Project site for more –

I heartily recommend this short video to you – it tells us why climate change should not be financially crippling our planet.

You may recollect some of the same information in our previous blog about Lord Christopher Monckton.

Viscount Monckton – The triumph of the individual over the hive mind

Some earlier posts on this site:

Deprivation & no climate change

Salvation in traditional vs green theology

Global warming takes a vacation

Global cooling from UN

Warmist injustice

Global warming takes a vacation

Washington Times 17Jan2013Thanks to Whaleoil for his re-post. Here is the article from the Washington Times of 17 January 2013.

Those who dare assert the Earth’s temperature isn’t on a perilous rise are derided as “deniers.” For liberals, the climate debate has ended, and it is an unquestionable article of faith that mankind’s carbon-dioxide emanations have set the stage for rising oceans, devastating hurricanes and disasters on a scale never before seen. To say otherwise is unthinkable, and that has created a dilemma. It’s not actually getting warmer.

In a paper published Tuesday, no less an authority than NASA scientist James E. Hansen wrote, “The 5-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade, which we interpret as a combination of natural variability and a slowdown in the growth rate of the net climate forcing.” Mr. Hansen is the intellectual godfather of the global-warming movement who advised Al Gore on his Oscar-winning climate-scare flick, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Mr. Hansen has just acknowledged more than the lack of warming. His words confirm nature, not mankind, played the decisive role in directing global temperatures over the past 10 years.

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Stop climate change – as if we could!

I love this picture from Hawaii – it speaks to me about humans and the Earth. The earth is a changing and powerful thing, which has  been pumping out CO2 into the atmosphere for billions of years. Even now, most of the active volcanoes are under the sea, and their emissions are completely ignored by the ‘climate-change’ scientists.

We can try and change the climate, but when it’s due to things like the orbit of the sun, the wobbles of the earth’s axis, bombardment from cosmic rays, we need to stop and think. This planet and this solar system are much bigger than us, the mere human race. We are just dust really on a galactic scale. Yes, it’s convenient to keep the earth the way it is currently – sea level changes would be a nuisance for those who live near the sea. But the sea level has gone up and down many times over the history of the earth – none of them caused by industrially emitted CO2. It will continue to rise and fall. Ice ages will continue to wax and wane.

I am flabbergasted by the sheer presumption of people who think we are so significant in the scheme of things that human activities can influence such things as global climate, except in the smallest, localised way. I see this as a symptom of a world where perspective has been lost – God has been forgotten  and people think humans are the centre of the universe. Well, we’re not. We are part of a bigger plan, which God has for us.

I am surprised that so many Christian groups expend so much energy on worrying about things we cannot change, instead of helping those who are impacted by various aspects of the climate. We surely are called to share God’s love for all people, caring for the earth and not despoiling it, but if the amount of energy that went into hand-wringing over climate-change went into fighting for social justice, we would live in a changed world!

I recommend that you all read “Heaven+earth: Global warming: The Missing Science” by Australian Professor Ian Plimer (Howling at the Moon Publishing Ltd, Auckland 2009)

This book gives a much wider perspective on the earth and the universe, and stands as a corrective to some of the media-driven hype about Climate change.

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him, or the son of man, that thou visitest him?”