27 June 2013
by Philip Hodges
A couple days ago, President Obama went to Georgetown University to give a speech about his energy policy. And no liberal would talk about an energy policy without invoking the church of climatology.
In his speech, Obama lamented the existence of “climate deniers,” comparing them to flat-Earthers. “We don't have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society," he said. "Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it's not going to protect you from the coming storm."
The idea that there was a time when Christians and other “uneducated” people believed that the Earth was flat is a complete myth. That myth was promulgated largely by Darwinists in the latter part of the 19th century as a way to discredit Creationists. There wasn’t ever a time when the consensus among Christians was that the Earth was flat. This lie was perpetuated to show that Christians held to their “religious dogma” in spite of evidence discovered by “brave” and “objective” scientists who were persecuted by Christians for their discovery. So in reality, opponents of Columbus’s voyage didn’t actually say that they were concerned he might fall off the edge of the Earth. Their concern was mostly about how far he would be going in unknown territory and how much it would cost to finance such an expedition.
What we do see throughout history is that the establishment of any particular field of study, whether it be science or medicine, is usually the group that holds fast to its theories in spite of new evidence and findings that might show the establishment to be in error. They hold on to their theories for political and financial reasons. They use their own clout to silence and/or ridicule those that threaten the status quo that they’ve created for themselves.
And that’s just what the whole anthropogenic global warming myth is all about. They want to maintain their theories so they can benefit politically and financially from them. They can twist the scientific data to make it say whatever they want. And any scientist who tries to expose them for trying to cram inflated data inside a pre-formulated theory is ignored or discredited. We all know how an establishment treats whistleblowers.
In the same energy policy speech, Obama claimed that the 12 warmest years in recorded history all occurred in the past 15 years, and that this warming is contributing to an increase in severity and frequency of storms.
And what’s contributing to all this warming? A rise in carbon emissions. Apparently there have been about 400 billion metric tons of carbon emissions permeating the atmosphere because of human activity over the past 15 years.
But German climate scientist Hans von Storch showed that despite these record carbon emissions, the global temperature has risen just .06 degrees Celsius (.11 degrees Fahrenheit), “a value very close to zero,” as Storch said. So, why aren’t we facing record temperature increases to go along with the record carbon emissions? Storch said he doesn’t know:
“So far, no one has been able to provide a compelling answer to why climate change seems to be taking a break. We're facing a puzzle. Recent CO2 emissions have actually risen even more steeply than we feared. As a result, according to most climate models, we should have seen temperatures rise by around 0.25 degrees Celsius (0.45 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past 10 years. That hasn't happened.”
Storch is also professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg and director of the Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Research Centre in Geesthacht, Germany. So, he’s not just some random “climate denier.” In fact, he is an anthropogenic global warming believer (though not an alarmist). It’s just that his conclusions aren’t what they’re “supposed” to be.
In other words, he believes that humans are contributing to global warming, but he sees that the evidence isn’t consistent with that belief. He doesn’t know why the evidence isn’t there, but since he knows that anthropogenic global warming is real, there must be some explanation that he hasn’t found yet. He’s assuming the very thing he’s trying to prove. And that’s just what the global warming alarmists like Obama do. They take their view on faith in spite of evidence that contradicts their belief system. And they’ll use their clout to discredit any scientist who threatens the status quo. Obama et al. benefit politically and financially from the pseudoscientific/religious dogma of the church of climatology.
Just who exactly are the “flat-Earthers?”