It’s a Religion: Indulgences, Repentance, Guilt & Greed!


In a column by Alexander Cockburn in The Nation (a huge, huge, huge lib magazine),

Is Global Warming a Sin?” is the headline.

“In a couple of hundred years historians will be comparing the frenzies over our supposed human contribution to global warming to the tumults at the latter end of the Tenth Century as the Christian millennium approached. Then as now, the doomsters identified human sinfulness as the propulsive factor in the planet’s rapid downward slide. Then, as now, a buoyant market throve on fear. The Roman Catholic Church sold indulgences like checks. The sinners established a line of credit against bad behavior and could go on sinning. Today a world market in ‘carbon credits’ is in formation. Those whose ‘carbon footprint’ is small can sell their surplus carbon credits to others less virtuous than themselves.” This is a liberal saying this!

“The modern trade is as fantastical as the medieval one. There is still zero empirical evidence that anthropogenic production of carbon dioxide is making any measurable contribution to the world’s present warming trend. The greenhouse fearmongers rely on unverified, crudely oversimplified models to finger mankind’s sinful contribution — and carbon trafficking, just like the old indulgences, is powered by guilt, credulity, cynicism and greed. Now imagine two lines on a piece of graph paper. The first rises to a crest, then slopes sharply down, levels off and rises slowly once more. The other has no undulations. It rises in a smooth, slow arc. The first wavy line is the worldwide CO2 tonnage produced by humans burning coal, oil and natural gas. It starts in 1928, at 1.1 gigatons (i.e., 1.1 billion metric tons), and peaks in 1929 at 1.17 gigatons. The world, led by its mightiest power, plummets into the Great Depression and by 1932, human CO2 production has fallen to 0.88 gigatons a year, a 30 percent drop. Then, in 1933, the line climbs slowly again, up to 0.9 gigatons. And the other line, the one ascending so evenly? That’s the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, parts per million (ppm) by volume, moving in 1928 from just under 306, hitting 306 in 1929, 307 in 1932 and on up. Boom and bust, the line heads up steadily. These days it’s at 380. The two lines on that graph proclaim that a whopping 30 percent cut in manmade CO2 emissions didn’t even cause a 1 ppm drop in the atmosphere’s CO2. It is thus impossible to assert that the increase in atmospheric CO2 stems from people burning fossil fuels. Compared to all the water in whatever form it is, and compared to the vapor, “‘carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases are, by comparison, the equivalent of a few farts in a hurricane.’ And water is exactly that component of the earth’s heat balance that the global warming computer models fail to account for.” tells us, “Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won’t find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ former Vice President Al Gore’s book about global warming.”

The Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa putting Gore’s book in their nightstands! It’s a religion!

So, when I saw “An Inconvenient Truth” at our library the other day, I picked it up to watch this week for three reasons…
1 – I don’t like to have an opinion of someone or something without firsthand reasons. I hate it when people do that & do not want to be one of them
2 – It was free at the library. I wouldn’t pay for it.
3 – If you say a lie long enough & loud enough, people believe it. If enough people believe a lie in this country, we’re all in deep doo-doo. (see Daniel, a Godly man, in Babylon for a lifetime!)

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