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Monday, June 29, 2015

Pope Francis, Al Gore and Obama Gay Democrat‘Defender of the Pagan Gaia Faith’ Greek Goddess of the Earth. In Greek Mythology



Anyone who has studied the global green movement has no doubt heard of "Gaia". Believers in Gaia, or ‘Gaians’ as they often refer to themselves, claim that the earth is a sentient super-being, an ancient goddess spirit, deserving of worship and reverence. Sir James Lovelock, in his book Gaia: ‘A new look at Life’, states that “all of the lifeforms on this planet are a part of Gaia - part of one spirit goddess that sustains life on earth. Since this transformation into a living system the interventions of Gaia have brought about the evolving diversity of living creatures on planet Earth.” Gaians teach that the "Earth Goddess", or Mother Earth, must be protected from destructive human activity. It is this belief that fuels the environmental movement, sustainable development, and a global push for the return of industrialized nations to a more primitive way of life. 
http://www.green-agenda.com/gaia.html


Pontificating from his window in a Vatican palazzo on Sunday, Pope Francis bypassed tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists, to lavish with gushing praise a few hundred activists who had marched to St. Peter’s Square under the banner ‘One Earth, one family”.
Sunday marked the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul.

“I encourage the collaboration between persons and associations of different religions on behalf of an integral ecology,” Francis said, offering good wishes to young people discussing what he described as “the care of the common house.” (National Post, June 29, 2015)
“The marchers included Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and others who had walked from near the French embassy to remind people of a key U.N. climate change conference in Paris in December.”
The tens of thousands of the faithful, who were in St. Peter’s Square for a papal blessing came from all over the world and included Muslims, Jews, Hindus and others, and differed by not being marching activists under an environmental banner. 

Because they weren’t marchers, under the ‘One Earth, one family” banner they came a far second in the Pope’s attention.

Nor can defenders possibly blame this one on inadvertent loss of meaning due to the translation of Italian into English.

Pope Francis should be brought in on the fact that the environmental movement genuflects not to God but to Gaia.

Why is Pope Francis ignoring the road to Damascus to travel along the road to bumper-sticker Catholicism?
“For Francis, efforts to preserve the environment are an excellent way to bring together secular and non-secular forces, and especially members of various religions. Love for the environment also expands his papal agenda of highlighting social justice issues like poverty.” (National Post)
“Bringing together secular and non-secular forces” should not rely wholly on preserving the environment. Ditto on the need for “collaboration between persons and associations of different religions on behalf of an integral ecology”.
Under the papacy of Francis the Catholic Church is turning from saving souls to saving the environment.
Addressing St. Peter’s Square throngs from his window in a Vatican palazzo is taking the easy way out in that effort. 
So is encouraging the collaboration between persons and associations of different religions on behalf of an integral ecology.
Saving souls is—or should be—a full-time job.  Read up on any number of saints who were martyred trying to perform that job.
Pope Francis has appointed the world’s top environmental leaders in his recent encyclical initiative.
Papal defenders offer the alibi of the pontiff’s not knowing who chosen papal encyclical presenter Professor John Schnellnhuber, is.
Schnellnhuber, founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, contends that the earth is “overpopulated by at least 6 billion people”.  That’s who.
“In a talk given to what’s described as the “failed” 2009 Copenhagen climate conference, reported in the New York Times, Schnellnhuber, who has advised German President Angela Merkel and is a visiting professor at Oxford, said of global warming: “In a very cynical way, it’s a triumph for science because at last we have stabilized something –- namely the estimates for the carrying capacity of the planet, namely below 1 billion people.” (Breitbart, June 12, 2015).
“Schnellnhuber is also author of what’s called the “two-degree target” that says governments must not allow the temperature to rise more than 2 degrees higher than at the start of the industrial revolution. Any higher, the theory holds, and much life on earth would either perish or be gravely harmed.
“To deal with climate issues, he has also called for an “Earth Constitution that would transcend the UN Charter” along with the creation of a “Global Council…elected by all the people on Earth” and a “Planetary Court..a transnational legal body open to appeals from everybody, especially with respect to violations of the Earth Constitution.”
“Make that the UN Charter, co-written by Canadian UN Poster Boy Maurice Strong and former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the one absurdly transported in a gilded Ark of the Covenant knockoff as the appropriate receptacle for “The new Ten Commandments”  that no Pontiff has ever tried to do anything about. (Canada Free Press, June 15, 2015)
Next defenders of Pope Francis, ‘Defender of the Pagan Gaia Faith’, will be telling us he didn’t really know who Naomi Klein, Canadian author and environmentalist, known for her opposition to capitalism and corporate globalization, scheduled to join a Vatican committee that was formed to draw attention to a conference on the environment being held in Rome this week, really is.
“Klein’s most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, explores the relationship between economic powers and the environment. (National Post)
“The People and Planet First conference is organized by the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and by Catholic groups and will bring together Church leaders and scientists.
“In a recent encyclical about the environment, Pope Francis wrote passionately about the world’s moral duty to save the Earth and move away from business systems that pollute.
“He also noted how the poor often suffer the most from pollution and from other environmental damage in developing countries.”
Socialism does far more to make the poor suffer than capitalism.
From North America to the Vatican: While the Pope was leaning out of his palazzo window on Sunday, the White House was celebrating the Supreme Court’s legalization of same sex marriage in all 50 states, having flooded the White House with the colours of the gay rainbow flag on Friday night.

A radical societal change surely more worthy of papal attention than saving the environment.
Christians of all sects have had the wind knocked out of them in what they are calling one of the darkest days in history.

Meanwhile, the moss is not growing over the faithful but all over ‘Save the Environment’ Pope Francis.





Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Al Gore And Pope Francis’ Global Warming Confusion

June 21 E.M. Smith made an intriguing comment on the occasion of Summer Solstice (NH) and Winter Solstice (SH):
“This is the time when the sun stops the apparent drift in the sky toward one pole, reverses, and heads toward the other. For about 2 more months, temperatures lag this change of trend. That is the total heat storage capacity of the planet. Heat is not stored beyond that point and there can not be any persistent warming as long as winter brings a return to cold.
I’d actually assert that there are only two measurements needed to show the existence or absence of global warming. Highs in the hottest month must get hotter and lows in the coldest month must get warmer. BOTH must happen, and no other months matter as they are just transitional.
I’m also pretty sure that the comparison of dates of peaks between locations could also be interesting. If one hemisphere is having a drift to, say, longer springs while the other is having longer falls, that’s more orbital mechanics than CO2 driven and ought to be reflected in different temperature trends / rates of drift.”
Notice that the global temperature tracks with the seasons of the NH. The reason for this is simple. The NH has twice as much land as the Southern Hemisphere (SH). Oceans do not change temperatures in the same manner that land does. So every year when there is almost a 4 °C swing in the temperature of the Earth, it follows the seasons of the NH. This is especially interesting because the Earth gets the most energy from the sun in January right now. That is because of the orbit of the Earth. The perihelion is when the Earth is closest to the sun and that currently takes place in January.
Observations and Analysis:
My curiosity piqued by Chiefio’s comment, I went looking for data to analyze to test his proposition. As it happens, Berkeley Earth provides data tables for monthly Tmax and Tmin by hemisphere (NH and SH), from land station records. Setting aside any concerns about adjustments or infilling I did the analysis taking the BEST data tables at face value. Since land surface temperatures are more variable than sea surface temps, it seems like a reasonable dataset to analyze for the mentioned patterns.

Tmax Records
NH and SH long-term trends are the same 0.07C/decade, and in both there was cooling before 1979 and above average warming since. However, since 1950 NH warmed more strongly, and mostly prior to 1998, while SH has warmed strongly since 1998. (Trends below are in C/yr.)
 Tmax TrendsNH TmaxSH Tmax
All years0.0070.007
1998-20130.0180.030
1979-19980.0290.017
1950-1979-0.003-0.003
1950-20130.0200.014
Summer Comparisons:
NH summer months are June, July, August, (6-8) and SH summer is December, January, February (12-2). The trends for each of those months were computed and the annual trends subtracted to show if summer months were warming more than the rest of the year (Trends below are in C/yr.).
Month less AnnualNH
Tmax
NH TmaxNH TmaxSH TmaxSH TmaxSH Tmax
Summer Trends
6
78121
2
All years-0.002-0.004-0.0040.0000.0030.002
1998-20130.0260.0020.0060.0220.004-0.029
1979-19980.003-0.004-0.003-0.014-0.0290.001
1950-1979-0.002-0.002-0.0050.0040.005-0.005
1950-2013-0.002-0.003-0.002-0.002-0.002-0.002
NH summer months are cooler than average overall and since 1950. Warming does appear since 1998 with a large anomaly in June and also warming in August.SH shows no strong pattern of Tmax warming in summer months. A hot December trend since 1998 is offset by a cold February. Overall SH summers are just above average, and since 1950 have been slightly cooler.
Tmin Records
Both NH and SH show Tmin rising 0.12C/decade, much more strongly warming than Tmax. SH show that average warming persisting throughout the record, slightly higher prior to 1979. NH Tmin is more variable, showing a large jump 1979-1998, a rate of 0.25 C/decade (Trends below are in C/yr.).
 TrendsNH TminSH Tmin
All years0.0120.012
1998-20130.0100.010
1979-19980.0250.011
1950-19790.0060.014
1950-20130.0220.014
Winter Comparisons:
SH winter months are June, July, August, (6-8) and NH winter is December, January, February (12-2). The trends for each of those months were computed and the annual trends subtracted to show if winter months were warming more than the rest of the year (Trends below are in C/yr.).
Month less AnnualNH TminNH TminNH TminSH TminSH TminSH Tmin
Winter Trends
12
1267
8
All years0.0070.0080.0070.0050.0030.004
1998-2013-0.045-0.035-0.076-0.043-0.024-0.019
1979-1998-0.018-0.0050.0240.0340.008-0.008
1950-19790.0080.0050.0070.0080.0120.013
1950-20130.0010.0070.008-0.001-0.0020.002
NH winter Tmin warming is stronger than SH Tmin trends, but shows quite strong cooling since 1998. An anomalously warm February is the exception in the period 1979-1998.Both NH and SH show higher Tmin warming in winter months, with some irregularities. Most of the SH Tmin warming was before 1979, with strong cooling since 1998. June was anomalously warming in the period 1979 to 1998.
Summary
Tmin did trend higher in winter months but not consistently. Mostly winter Tmin warmed 1950 to 1979, and was much cooler than other months since 1998.
Tmax has not warmed in summer more than in other months, with the exception of two anomalous months since 1998: NH June and SH December.
Conclusion:
I find no convincing pattern of summer Tmax warming carrying over into winter Tmin warming. In other words, summers are not adding warming more than other seasons. There is no support for concerns over summer heat waves increasing as a pattern.
It is interesting to note that the plateau in temperatures since the 1998 El Nino is matched by winter months cooler than average during that period, leading to my discovering the real reason for lack of warming recently.
The Real Reason for the Pause in Global Warming
These data suggest warming trends are coming from less cold overnight temperatures as measured at land weather stations. Since stations exposed to urban heat sources typically show higher minimums overnight and in winter months, this pattern is likely an artifact of human settlement activity rather than CO2 from fossil fuels.
Thus the Pause (more correctly the Plateau) in global warming is caused by end of the century completion of urbanization around most surface stations. With no additional warming from additional urban heat sources, temperatures have remained flat for more than 15 years.

Friday, June 19, 2015

King Obama Issues Sweeping New Regulations on Carbon Emissions From Trucks






The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules that would lower carbon dioxide emissions from trucks and vans by 24 percent by 2027. It would cut fuel costs by about $170 billion and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 billion barrels over the lifetime of vehicles sold under the rule.
The long-expected rules come one day after Pope Francis issued a teaching document calling for the world to take action to slow climate change.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement that the new rules would help the environment and the economy, as trucks use less fuel and shipping costs go down. He called the rules “good news all around.”
Gina McCarthy, chief of the Environmental Proection Agency, said the rules would deliver “big time” on Obama’s call to cut carbon pollution.
“With emission reductions weighing in at 1 billion tons, this proposal will save consumers, businesses and truck owners money,” McCarthy said. At the same time, the rules will “spur technology innovation and job-growth, while protecting Americans’ health and our environment over the long haul,” she said.

Medium and heavy-duty vehicles account for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and oil use in the U.S. transportation sector, but comprise only 5 percent of vehicles on the road.
The proposed standards would cover model years 2021-2027 and apply to semi-trucks, large pickup trucks and vans, and all types and sizes of buses and work trucks, officials said.
Once completed, the rules are expected to lower carbon dioxide emissions by about 1 billion metric tons.
The rule builds on fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards already in place for model years 2014-2018. Those rules are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 270 million metric tons and save vehicle owners more than $50 billion in fuel costs, compared to previous standards.
The rules will be open to public comment for at least two months and would be completed next year.

Friday, June 12, 2015

FLASHBACK:Al Gore News Net-Work ABC's ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water Form Global Warming By June 2015 -









New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12,  2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for the current year: "Gas reached over $9 a gallon." (In reality, gas costs an average of $2.75.)  -


On June 12, 2008, correspondent Bob Woodruff revealed that the program "puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015."  As one expert warns that in 2015 the sea level will rise quickly, a visual shows New York City being engulfed by water. The video montage includes another unidentified person predicting that "flames cover hundreds of miles."  Then-GMA co-anchor Chris Cuomo appeared frightened by this future world. He wondered, "I think we're familiar with some of these issues, but, boy, 2015? That's seven years from now. Could it really be that bad?"  Ultimately, ABC delayed the air-date for Earth 2100 and the one-hour show didn't debut until June 2, 2009. The program showcased the terrible impact of global warming from 2015 through 2100. In the special, a "storm of the century" wiped out Miami. Other highlights included a destroyed New York City and an abandoned Las Vegas. By 2084, Earth's population will apparently be just 2.7 billion. 


Seven years later, the network has quietly ignored its horribly inaccurate predictions about 2015. When it comes to global warming claims, apparently results don't matter for ABC.   A partial transcript of the June 12, 2008 GMA segment is below:


GMA
6/12/08
8:34am
CHRIS CUOMO: Now, we will have a dramatic preview for you of an unprecedented ABC News event called "Earth 2100." We're asking you to help create a story that is yet to unfold: What our world will look like in 100 years if we don't save our troubled planet. Your reports will actually help form the backbone of a two-hour special airing this fall. ABC's Bob Woodruff will be the host. He joins us now. Pleasure, Bob. 
BOB WOODRUFF: You too, Chris. You know, this show is a countdown through the next century and shows what scientists say might very well happen if we do not change our current path. As part of the show, today, we are launching an interactive web game which puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015. 
[NOTE: ABC provides no graphics or identification for any of the following individuals/activists featured. Identifications taken discerned from web article.]
UNIDENTIFIED MALE #1: The public is sleepwalking into the future. You know, sort of going through the motions of daily life and really not paying attention. 
JAMES HANSEN (NASA/AL GORE SCIENCE ADVISOR): We can see what the prospects are and we can see that we could solve the problem but we're not doing it. 
 [Graphic: Welcome to 2015]
PETER GLEICK (SCIENTIST/PACIFIC INSTITUTE): In 2015, we've still failed to address the climate problem. 
JOHN HOLDREN (PROFESSOR/HARVARD UNIVERSITY): We're going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires. 
UNIDENTIFIED "REPORTER:" Flames cover hundreds of square miles. 
UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: We expect more intense hurricanes. 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE #5: Well, how warm is it going to get? How much will sea level rise? We don't know really know where the end is. 
UNIDENTIFIED VOICE #2: Temperatures have hit dangerous levels.
UNIDENTIFIED VOICE #3: Agriculture production is dropping because temperatures are
rising. 
HEIDI CULLEN (WEATHER CHANNEL/CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT): There's about one billion people who are malnourished. That number just continually grows. 
...
CUOMO: I think we're familiar with some of these issues, but, boy, 2015? That's seven years from now. Could it really be that bad? 
WOODRUFF: It's very soon, you know. But all you have to do is look at the world today right today. You know, you've got gas prices going up. You got food prices going up. You've got extreme weather. The scientists have studied this for decades. They say if you connect the dots, you can actually see that we're approaching maybe even a perfect storm. Or you have got shrinking resources, population growth. Climate change. So, the idea now is to look at it, wake up about it and then try to do something to fix it. 
...
WOODRUFF: But the best of these regular reports that come from people that are watching, we're going to put those on, all of this on our two-hour production that's going to happen in the fall. And we just want more of these people to watch. And we've gotten already some remarkable interviews from these people. And just take a quick look. 
UNIDENTIFIED TEENAGER: It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99. 
SECOND UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gas reached over $9 a gallon. 
THIRD UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm scared [bleeped] right now, but I have to get this out. 
WOODRUFF: So the producers actually work with those people that send in their ideas into the website. And then we're just hoping that the goal is ultimately get these ideas very soon. 
CUOMO: Lovely. Bob Woodruff. Thank you very much. You can find out much more about how you can be part of this exciting and important show. You can go to Earth2100.tv. Earth2100.tv or you can go to ABCNews.com.
- See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/06/12/flashback-abcs-08-prediction-nyc-under-water-climate-change-june#sthash.q41pxE2U.dpuf

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Al Gore And Pope Francis Global Warming Fear Mongering

What Will The Pope’s Al Gore Global Warming Encyclical, Expected 18 June, say?





With Pope Francis expected to release a major statement on climate change on 18 June, researchers and religious scholars are weighing in on what they expect the statement to say—and debating how much impact it may have.

Vatican watchers say the document—known as an encyclical —is being framed as a moral teaching rather than a scientific analysis. They note that the pope, a chemist by training and briefly by trade, accepts that climate change is underway and caused in part by human activity. So the encyclical is likely to focus on the consequences of climate change, for people and the planet, not the causes.

The letter will express the pope’s concern for the poor, predicts Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter in Kansas City, Missouri. “He's going to be saying that [the poor] should not bear the brunt of the impact of climate change, nor should they bear the brunt of responding,” he says. “The people who have benefited the most from the carbon-based economy are the people whose lifestyles need to change. They’re the ones who've had the resources, the wealth, and the expertise and knowledge to figure out what to do.”

“Catholics accept that we're living in an evolutionary universe,” Reese says. So the encyclical may address questions such as: “ ‘Where is the world moving to?’ and ‘What is God's plan for creation?’ and ‘What [is] our role in it?’ ” he says. And it may make it clear that “our role is certainly not to destroy species after species” by failing to address climate change.
By highlighting such ethical matters, the encyclical can make an important contribution to discussions often dominated by technical issues, says physicist Hans “John” Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany and chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change. “The scientific, economic, and moral dimensions all belong together,” says Schellnhuber, who this past April was invited by the 
church’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences to a discussion of climate change involving about 60 scientists, religious leaders, and businesspeople.

How much influence the encyclical will have on government policies is up for debate. On one hand, there are more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide, according to a 2011 report by the Pew Research Center. But “just because the pope or important people in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church make a pronouncement doesn't necessarily mean that everybody falls into lockstep with their points of view,” says journalist Lee Rainie, who directs Internet, science, and technology research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. American Catholics, for example, often disagree with the church’s disapproval of abortion and same-sex marriage.
Still, “when the pope comes out in favor of action on climate change, it helps that to become a more mainstream position,” says Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric scientist with the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology in Stanford, California. “It tends to put the burden on those who don't want to have action on climate to … explain why.” Addressing climate change will require “lots of actions by lots of people,” he says, “and I think the pope is more influential than most.”

Biologist Elizabeth Hadly of Stanford University in California holds similar views. “There's a lot more than just talking that has to happen before anything changes,” she says. But “to have a religious leader talk about climate change and environmental degradation and our obligation to protect the environment is profoundly important because it means that the pope has a deep understanding of how this affects humanity's survival.”