Question: Is there a Christian basis for combating the threat of global warming?
This recent article and/or blog post makes fun of a novice Republican candidate and other Tea Party members because they are climate change skeptics-You Decide:
Climate Change Doubt Is Tea Party Article of Faith!–Posted on The New York Times-By JOHN M. BRODER-On October 20, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:
“JASPER, Ind. — At a candidate forum here last week, Representative Baron P. Hill, a threatened Democratic incumbent in a largely conservative southern Indiana district, was endeavoring to explain his unpopular vote for the House cap-and-trade energy bill.
It will create jobs in Indiana, reduce foreign oil imports and address global warming, Mr. Hill said at a debate with Todd Young, a novice Republican candidate who is supported by an array of Indiana Tea Party groups and is a climate change skeptic.
“Climate change is real, and man is causing it,” Mr. Hill said, echoing most climate scientists. “That is indisputable. And we have to do something about it.”
A rain of boos showered Mr. Hill, including a hearty growl from Norman Dennison, a 50-year-old electrician and founder of the Corydon Tea Party.
“It’s a flat-out lie,” Mr. Dennison said in an interview after the debate, adding that he had based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of Scripture. “I read my Bible,” Mr. Dennison said. “He made this earth for us to utilize.”
Skepticism and outright denial of global warming are among the articles of faith of the Tea Party movement, here in Indiana and across the country. For some, it is a matter of religious conviction; for others, it is driven by distrust of those they call the elites. And for others still, efforts to address climate change are seen as a conspiracy to impose world government and a sweeping redistribution of wealth. But all are wary of the Obama administration’s plans to regulate carbon dioxide, a ubiquitous gas, which will require the expansion of government authority into nearly every corner of the economy.
“This so-called climate science is just ridiculous,” said Kelly Khuri, founder of the Clark County Tea Party Patriots. “I think it’s all cyclical.”
“Carbon regulation, cap and trade, it’s all just a money-control avenue,” Ms. Khuri added. “Some people say I’m extreme, but they said the John Birch Society was extreme, too.”
Whatever the party composition of the next Congress, cap and trade is likely dead for the foreseeable future. If dozens of new Republican climate skeptics are swept into Congress, the prospects for assertive federal action to control global warming gases, including regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency, will grow dimmer than they already are.
Those who support the Tea Party movement are considerably more dubious about the existence and effects of global warming than the American public at large, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll conducted this month. The survey found that only 14 percent of Tea Party supporters said that global warming is an environmental problem that is having an effect now, while 49 percent of the rest of the public believes that it is. More than half of Tea Party supporters said that global warming would have no serious effect at any time in the future, while only 15 percent of other Americans share that view, the poll found.
And 8 percent of Tea Party adherents volunteered that they did not believe global warming exists at all, while only 1 percent of other respondents agreed.
Those views in general align with those of the fossil fuel industries, which have for decades waged a concerted campaign to raise doubts about the science of global warming and to undermine policies devised to address it.
They have created and lavishly financed institutes to produce anti-global-warming studies, paid for rallies and Web sites to question the science, and generated scores of economic analyses that purport to show that policies to reduce emissions of climate-altering gases will have a devastating effect on jobs and the overall economy.
Their views are spread by a number of widely followed conservative opinion leaders, including Mr. Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, George Will and Sarah Palin, who oppose government programs to address climate change and who question the credibility and motives of the scientists who have raised alarms about it.
Groups that help support Tea Party candidates include climate change skepticism in their core message. Americans for Prosperity, a group founded and largely financed by oil industry interests, has sponsored what it calls a Regulation Reality Tour to stir up opposition to climate change legislation and federal regulation of carbon emissions. Its Tea Party talking points describe a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions as “the largest excise tax in history.”
FreedomWorks, another group supported by the oil industry, helps organize Tea Party rallies and distributes fliers urging opposition to federal climate policy, which it calls a “power grab.”
“Any effort to make electricity and fuel more expensive or to cap or regulate CO2 will only exacerbate an already critical situation and cause tremendous economic damage,” FreedomWorks says on its Web site.
The oil, coal and utility industries have collectively spent $500 million just since the beginning of 2009 to lobby against legislation to address climate change and to defeat candidates, like Mr. Hill, who support it, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a left-leaning advocacy group in Washington.
Their message appears to have fallen on receptive ears. Of the 20 Republican Senate candidates in contested races, 19 question the science of global warming and oppose any comprehensive legislation to deal with it, according to a National Journal survey.
The only exception is Mark Steven Kirk, the Republican Senate nominee in Illinois, who was one of only eight Republicans to vote for the House cap-and-trade bill sponsored by Representatives Henry A. Waxman of California and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats. (One of the other Republican “yes” votes was cast by Representative Michael N. Castle of Delaware, who blames that vote in part for his primary election defeat by Christine O’Donnell, the Tea Party candidate and a global warming skeptic.)
A large majority of Tea Party-supported House candidates also doubt global warming science and oppose energy legislation designed to address it.
Mr. Young, the Indiana Republican nominee trying to unseat Mr. Hill for the Ninth Congressional District seat, strongly opposes cap and trade and other unilateral measures to combat global warming. He says he is uncertain what is causing the observed heating of the planet, adding that it could be caused by sunspots or the normal cycles of nature.
“The science is not settled,” he said in an interview in his headquarters in Bloomington, Ind. And he said that given the scientific uncertainty, it was not wise to make major changes in the nation’s energy economy to reduce carbon emissions.
A third candidate in the Indiana Congressional race, Greg Knott, a libertarian, said he accepted the scientific consensus on climate change but opposed a nationwide cap-and-trade system as the answer.
Lisa Deaton, a small-business owner in Columbus, Ind., who started We the People Indiana, a Tea Party affiliate, is supporting Mr. Young in part because of his stand against climate change legislation.
“They’re trying to use global warming against the people,” Ms. Deaton said. “It takes way our liberty.”
“Being a strong Christian,” she added, “I cannot help but believe the Lord placed a lot of minerals in our country and it’s not there to destroy us.”
Note: The following web site reveals George Soros funded Organizations that promote radical environmentalism:
Groups in this category typically oppose mining and logging initiatives, commercial fishing enterprises, development and construction in wilderness areas, the use of coal, the use of pesticides, and oil and gas exploration in “environmentally sensitive” locations. Moreover, they claim that human industrial activity leads to excessive carbon-dioxide emissions, which, in turn, cause a potentially cataclysmic phenomenon called “global warming.” Examples of such Soros donees include Earthjustice, Green For All, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Alliance for Climate Protection, Friends of the Earth, and the Earth Island Institute.
Another major recipient of Soros money is the Tides Foundation, which receives cash from all manner of donors―individuals, groups, and other foundations―and then funnels it to designated left-wing recipients. Having given more than $400 million to “progressive nonprofit organizations” since 2000, Tides is a heavy backer of environmental organizations, though its philanthropy extends also into many other areas-You Decide:
Note: These articles and/or blog posts and videos reveal the Kyoto fraud regarding global warming and debunk the myth that there is a biblical basis for global warming, along with some disturbing evidence that there is a leftist indoctrination movie titled “The Stuff” that was put together by the Tides Foundation, a George Soros funded foundation, which is currently being shown in schools across America to teach our school kids that there’s a Christian basis for combating the threat of so-called anthropogenic global warming and that in 2008 Howard Dean, a former Democratic National Committee Chairman, actually admitted that his party uses this issue in particular to win over the Christian community-You Decide:
Kyoto Fraud Revealed–Posted on The American Interest-By Walter Russell Mead-On October 14, 2010:
Debunking The Myth: There Is No Biblical Basis For Global Warming Alarmism Says Theologian-Posted on Conservative Blog Watch-On May 19, 2010:
Classroom Propaganda: Debunking ‘The Story of Stuff’ — Part 1–Posted on Big Hollywood-By Lee Doren-On April 20, 2010:
Classroom Propaganda: Debunking ‘The Story of Stuff’ — Part 2–Posted on Big Hollywood-By Lee Doren-On April 21, 2010:
Classroom Propaganda: Debunking ‘The Story of Stuff’ — Part 3–Posted on Big Hollywood-By Lee Doren-On April 22, 2010:
Classroom Propaganda: Debunking ‘The Story of Stuff’ — Part 4-Posted on Big Hollywood-By Lee Doren-On Apriul 23, 2010:
Note: What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos that relate to and/or support the above articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:
Heat Wave No Reason For Global Warming Alarmism!-Posted on Western Journaliam-By SUSAN STAMPER BROWN-On July 10, 2012:
Video: “If I wanted America to fail!”–Posted on YouTube.com-By FreeMarketAmerica-On April 20, 2012:
Video: Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone, But Glaciers Are Growing!–Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On April 20, 2012:
REBELLION AT NASA AGAINST ‘GLOBAL WARMING’: ‘Letter warns ‘green’ position endangering ‘reputation of science itself’!-Posted on WND.com-On April 15, 2012:
Ford Fulfills Commitment; Withdraws from Left-Wing U.S. Climate Action Partnership!-Posted on The National Center For Public Policy Research-On January 23, 2012:
Is The EPA Binge Gambling With The Heart Of The U.S. Economy?-Posted on Western Journalism-By MARITA NOON-On January 17, 2012:
You Cannot Have This EPA and a Constitution!-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey-On January 16, 2012:
Climategate Bombshell: Did US Gov’t Hide Climate Data?-Posted on FoxNews.com-By Maxim Lott-On December 16, 2011:
Two Authors Expose Radical EPA-Climate Change Agenda!-Posted on SPAAbuse.com-By Frank York-On October 4, 2011:
The Obama EPA’s Brave New Future!-Posted on The Heritage Foundation_on July 28, 2011:
Higher fuel standards mean higher death toll!–Posted on The Washington Examiner Editorial-On July 28, 2011:
Is EPA’s true purpose protecting the environment or shutting down industry?–Posted on The Washington Examiner-By Bryan W. Shaw, OpEd Contributor-On July 23, 2011:
Obama Thwarts Debt-Ceiling Deal by Clinging to Wasteful Green-Jobs and Stimulus Spending!–Posted on GlobalWarming.org-By HANS BADER-On July 14, 2011:
Obama Plan: ‘Spike’ Energy Costs and Kill 1.4 Million Jobs!–Posted on WND.com-By Drew Zahn-On July 9, 2011:
Video: More Bad News for the Economy and Obama!-Posted on The Patriot Update-On July 9, 2011:
EPA finalizes rules for cross-state air pollution!-Posted on The Hill-By Andrew Restuccia-On July 7, 2011:
Gov’t Announces New Way To Protect Spotted Oowls: Kill Their Competition!-Posted on The Blaze-By Jonathon M. Seidl-On July 1, 2011:
Congress Must Shift Climate Battle From Cap-and-Trade to EPA Agenda, Says Inhofe!–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Penny Starr-On July 1, 2011:
EPA Gives Millions In Foreign Handouts!–Posted on Judicial Watch-On June 28, 2011:
EPA and Coast Guard Target Air Pollution From Ships!-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Susan Jones-On June 28, 2011:
Help Wanted: For an ‘Aggressive Program to Go After … Deniers’ of Climate Change!–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Michael W. Chapman-On June 24, 2011:
Ted Turner: Climate Change ‘Most Serious … Problem Humanity Has Ever Faced’!–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Pete Winn-On June 24, 2011:
Obamanomics Destroyed the Economy and the Environment!–Posted on Floyd Reports-By Michael Oberndorf-On June 13, 2011:
Could the Net be killing the planet one web search at a time?–CPosted on The Vancouver Sun-By Alex Roslin, For Postmedia News-On June 3, 2011:
Environmental Propaganda Activists—The myth of killer mercury!–Posted on NetRight Daily-By Dr. Willie Soon-On June 8, 2011:
Environmentalists’ New Plan: Abolish Normal Cars by 2017–Posted on Floyd Reports-By Guest Writer-On May 20, 2011:
Al Gore Tells Time Magazine Global Warming Skeptics Just As Dim As Birthers–Posted on News Busters-By Tim Graham-On May 02, 2011:
Left-leaning Center for American Progress blames Republicans for devastating tornadoes–Posted on The Hill-By Amanda Carey-On April 29, 2011:
Obama’s Green Energy Plants Create “Toxic Brew Of Pollutants”–Posted on Judicial Watch-On April 26, 2011:
Climate Change Risk Disclosure Shareholder Proposal Faces GE Shareholders–Posted on The National Public Policy Research Center-On April 27, 2011:
Cooling on Global Warming: ‘Climate change has been put on the back burner.’–Posted on National Review Online-By JONAH GOLDBERG-On April 27, 2011:
Gallup: Majority of Human Race Does Not See Global Warming as Serious Threat–Posted on CNSnews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey-On April 25, 2011:
Why would OPEC give money to the American environmental left? Walter E. Williams explains-Posted on The Daily Caller-By Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller-On April 23, 2011:
Elementary “Earth Day” Indoctrination–Posted on The Patriot Update-On April 23, 2011:
General Electric Investors Urged to Vote for Climate Change Risk Disclosure Shareholder Proposal–Posted on The Center for Public Policy Research-On April 19, 2011:
Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate–Posted on The Hill-By Ben Geman-On April 15, 2011:
U.N. Treaty would give Mother Earth same rights as humans–Posted on GlennBeck.com-On April 13, 2011:
The New Weathermen: ‘Climatologists mount a terror campaign.’–Posted on Pajamas Media-By David Solway-On April 12, 2011:
Push For ‘Green’ Energy Stokes Hunger Fears, Political Instability–Posted on The Patriot Update-On April 7, 2011:
House Democrats Opposed to Restricting EPA Authority Now, Supported it in 2009–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover-On April 5, 2011:
Barack Obama’s on thin green ice–Posted on Politico-By DARREN SAMUELSOHN-On April 1, 2011:
“Climate Change Adaptation Plan” For All Govt. Agencies–Posted on Judicial Watch-On April 1, 2011:
Sen. Jim Inhofe: Obama can’t veto legislation blocking EPA regulations–Posted on The Daily Caller-By Amanda Carey, The Daily Caller-On March 31, 2011:
Inhofe on Stopping Obama’s Climate Policy: ‘I’ve Got 20 Kids and Grandkids I’ve Got to Save’–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Christopher Neefus-On March 31, 2011:
How Hot Is the Core of the Earth?–Posted on Patriot Action Network-By Asst Natl Dir Mellie B-On March 29, 2011:
Project 21 Fellow Criticizes Misleading American Lung Association Billboards Promoting Global Warming Regulations as a Children’s Health Issue–Posted on The National Center for Public Policy Research-On March 25, 2011:
EPA’s Greenhouse Power Grab: Baucus’s Revenge, Democracy’s Peril ‘Adopting the Baucus amendment would put Congress’s legislative stamp of approval on EPA’s end-run around the legislative process.’–Posted on Pajamas Media-By Marlo Lewis-On March 21, 2011:
EPA Global Warming Regulations Could Send Economy Back Into Recession, Report Says–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover-On March 21, 2011:
Millions of Jobs at Stake If Congress Fails to Block EPA Efforts to Regulate Carbon Dioxide, Says New National Center for Public Policy Research Paper–Posted on The National Center for Public Policy Reserch-On March 17, 2011:
Sen. Boxer: Opponents of EPA Climate Regulations ‘Hurting the American People’–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover-On March 11, 2011:
Rep. Waxman: Climate Change is ‘Moral Issue’ Comparable To Civil Rights-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Eric Scheiner-On March 7, 2011:
Republicans ramp up push to block EPA climate regulations–Posted on The Hill-By Andrew Restuccia and Ben Geman-On March 3, 2011:
The EPA is a Job-Killing Machine–Posted on The National Center for Public Policy Research-On March 1, 2011:
RAHN: Deliberately making Americans poorer ‘Obama’s energy policies hit hardest below the poverty belt’–Posted on The Washington Times-By Richard W. Rahn, The Washington Times-On February 28, 2011:
Court case warns EPA could ‘own’ your land! ‘Petition to Supremes cites danger of ‘ruinous’ compliance order fines’–Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On February 26, 2011:
House Votes to Defund U.N. Climate Change Panel that Missouri Congressman Calls ‘Nefarious’–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Chris Neefus-On February 23, 2011:
U.S. Has Cut Emissions … Without Cap and Tax–Posted on The Patriot Update-By Dick Morris-On February 19, 2011:
Obama Huddles with “The Usual Suspects” – Liberal Business Leaders on West Coast – to Advance his Big Government Agenda–Posted on The National Center for Public Policy Research-On February 17, 2011:
The Nazi Origins of Apocalyptic Global Warming Theory–Posted on American Thinker-By Mark Musser-On February 15, 2011:
The Weather Isn’t Getting Weirder: ‘The latest research belies the idea that storms are getting more extreme.’–Posted on The Wall Street Journal-By ANNE JOLIS-On February 10, 2011:
Defund the EPA: ‘Economic recovery depends on stopping greenhouse regs’–Posted on The Washington Times-By Steve Milloy, The Washington Times-On February 9, 2011:
Inhofe, EPA administrator tackle greenhouse gas regulation–Posted on Tulsa World-By JIM MYERS, World Washington Bureau-On February 9, 2011:
EPA Administrator Won’t Say If She Agrees With Climate Scientist Who Says There’s Been No Global Warming Since 1995–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover-On February 02, 2011:
U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Stop EPA Carbon Regulation–Posted on NewsMax.com-On February 2, 2011:
Gore: Global Warming Causing Record Cold, Snow–Posted on NewsMax.com-By Jim Meyers-On February 2, 2011:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Helped ‘Plant the Seeds’ for ‘Environmental Justice Movement,’ Says Attorney General Holder–Posted on CNSNews.com- By Nicholas Ballasy-On January 14, 2011:
U.S. Chamber’s Endorsement of “Progressive Wolf in Banker’s Clothing” as White House Chief of Staff Questioned by National Center for Public Policy Research–Posted on National Center for Public Policy Research-On January 6, 2011:
EPA announces it won’t wait for Congress on carbon regulation-Posted on The Washington Examiner-By Merrill Hartson, Associated Press-On December 24, 2010:
WikiLeaks cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord: ‘Embassy dispatches show America used spying, threats and promises of aid to get support for Copenhagen accord’–Posted on The Guardian-By Damian Carrington, guardian.co.uk-On December 3, 2010:
Thanks to Climate Change, Scorching Heat Soon Routine, UN Weather Agency Says–Posted on FoxNews.com-By The Associated Press-On November 30, 2010:
Sweden braces for record freeze–Posted on The Local-By TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson email@example.com-On November 30, 2010:
U.S. Special Envoy Promising CO2 Emissions Cuts “Even Without Domestic Legislation”–Posted on National Center for Public Policy Research-By Dana Gattuso-On November 29, 2010:
Can environmentalism be saved from itself?–Posted on The Globe and Mail-By MARGARET WENTE-On November 27, 2010:
Cool, Dispassionate Reason: ‘A review of Cool It.’–Posted on National Review Online-By BRIAN BOLDUC-On November 19, 2010:
U.N. OFFICIAL ADMITS: WE REDISTRIBUTE WORLD’S WEALTH BY CLIMATE POLICY–Posted on The Blaze-By Meredith Jessup-On November 18, 2010:
Comically Speaking: Al Gore’s Big Green Lie-Posted on PJTV-On November 19, 2010:
Obama Doesn’t Rule Out Bypassing Congress and Using EPA Regulations to Cap Carbon Emissions-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey-On November 04, 2010:
Al Gore: Envirohypocrite–Posted on Personal Liberty Digest-By Bob Livingston-On November 3, 2010:
Morning Bell: Red Tape Rising–Posted on The Heritage Foundation-On October 27, 2010:
Morning Bell: Renewable Electricity Standards Kill Jobs Too–Posted on The Heritage Foundation-On October 21, 2010:
Video: Obama’s Science Czar Admits Cap and Trade Is About Redistributing Wealth–Posted on Blue Collar Philosophy-On July 8, 2010:
Note: The above articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support my recent blog post-You Decide:
What Happened to Free Speech?
Who owns our supposedly fair and balanced airwaves and news outlets?
Have the “power elite” and “pseudo-experts” covertly sold us corruption disguised as freedom?
Where Is America Today?
Note: These recent videos wholeheartedly share my sentiments-You Decide:
Breaking Point: 25 Minutes That Will Change America:
Battle for America:
Just Everyday Americans (Hold On)-Posted on OurAmericanFreedom.com-By Jerry Wright:
A Nation Adrift Theme and Disclaimer:
“Food For Thought”
“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”