The Greens are pulling out all the stops leading up to the Paris 2015 climate summit.
First they used holocaust language to smear global warming skeptics as ‘climate change deniers.’ Then came the call for jailing anyone who didn’t toe the party line, including some scientists who barely fit the skeptic bill. Now anyone who doesn’t promote the climate alarmist agenda is a sinner.
Wow, they must be getting desperate.
The head of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, denounced those who do not believe in “climate change” as sinners. The good Bishop declared at an event last week, “It’s decidedly wrong to use resources that have been given into our collective care in ways that diminish the ability of others to share in abundant life.”
Well, amen, Bishop, I couldn’t agree with you more.
But are climate change and climate ‘sinners’ really the culprits here?
Instead of playing the optics game and pandering to the masses with propaganda that has zero validity, let’s actually look at some numbers. (What a novel idea!)
There has been no global warming in over 18 years.
The organization behind the fossil fuel divestment movement, 350.org, got its name from the number it claims means “climate safety,” 350 parts per million of C02 in the air. They claim that the earth must remain at or below that level to avert disaster, yet we are currently over 400 ppm and nothing bad has happened.
But everybody knows more frequent natural disasters have proven that man is destroying the earth!
False. There have been fewer natural disasters in recent years than before humans created technology that produced CO2.
The real result of increased CO2 is global greening! Because, as we all learned in grade school, CO2 is a fertilizer.
Are climate skeptics “diminish(ing) the ability of others to share in abundant life”?
Are there people in this world who are diminishing that ability?
Oh absolutely—they have names like Bishop Jefferts Schori, Al Gore, Michael Mann (climate scientist famous for the “hockey stick” long-term temperature graph based on unrepresentative data and faulty statistical methods), Barack Obama, Naomi Kline (socialist and environmental activist), Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ, who bullies scientists who don’t grovel before the Holy Inquisition of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change who opened the Cancun climate summit with a prayer to the goddess Ixchel and openly proclaims climate policy as a means to replace capitalism with socialism around the world), to name a very few.
Yes, there are some good environmental regulations, but in recent years regulations have gotten way out of control. Many stop or prevent lifesaving technologies and innovations from reaching at-risk people and directly result in millions of deaths a year.
Environmental regulation of DDT has cost millions of lives to malaria and other insect-born illnesses. Many of the original haters of DDT based their dislike either on studies that were proven faulty, or due to its effectiveness. These people didn’t like DDT because it saved lives, and populations grew! This alarm over population growth was proven false over and over, but most specifically by Norman Borlaug—“the man who fed the world.”
1.3 billion people live without electricity. Imagine that! No lifesaving surgery equipment, no x-rays, no CT scans, no water filtration systems, air conditioning, heat, microwaves, electric stoves, computers, iPods, TV, indoor running water, or lights. None of the things we take for granted on a daily basis.
Living without electricity is such a horrible concept to us that it has inspired countless TV shows, movies, and books on what an apocalypse with no electricity would look like, and yet 1.3 billion men, women, and children have never had it.
And they never will if environmentalists have their way.
Fossil fuels are an abundant and affordable source of energy. They are one reason Western countries are so prosperous, and with them the developing world could be prosperous too.
But without them? Millions will continue to die every year, and millions more will be too sick to work. Children will try to help their families survive instead of going to school, and each year 10.6 million of them will die before their fifth birthdays.
So instead of calling names and pushing agendas that have no basis in fact, it’s time to do the right thing. It’s time to stand up for the poor and the hurting, it’s time to clap our hands and celebrate fossil fuels, and it’s time to bring electricity to those who need it. Because if we don’t, who will?