2012/09/06

Good God! This is really scary stuff

Who in their right mind would put their name and reputation to this.

WHAT WE BELIEVE


1.We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence —are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history.

2.We believe ...  

WHAT WE DENY

1.We deny that Earth and its ecosystems are the fragile and unstable products of chance, and particularly that Earth’s climate system is vulnerable to dangerous alteration because of minuscule changes in atmospheric chemistry. Recent warming was neither abnormally large nor abnormally rapid. There is no convincing scientific evidence that human contribution to greenhouse gases is causing dangerous global warming.

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4.We deny that such policies, which amount to a regressive tax, comply with the Biblical requirement of protecting the poor from harm and oppression.

 http://www.cornwallalliance.org/articles/read/an-evangelical-declaration-on-global-warming/      

Well, here are some signatories they highlight

Dr. Roy W. Spencer (Principal Research Scientist in Climatology, University of Alabama, Huntsville,
Dr. Joseph D’Aleo (Executive Director and Certified Meteorologist, Icecap
Dr. David Legates (Associate Professor of Climatology, University of Delaware
Dr. Ross McKitrick (Associate Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada,
Dr. Cornelis van Kooten (Professor of Economics and Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Expert Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Dr. Kenneth W. Chilton (Founder and Emeritus Director, Institute for the Study of Economics and the Environment, Lindenwood College); 

Contibuting Writers.
:Rev. Richard S. Courtney, Expert Reviewer, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Methodist Preacher, Cornwall, UK
G. Cornelis van Kooten, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Research Chari in Environmental Studies and Climate, University of Victoria, BC, Canada


Advisory board
James A. Wanliss, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC






How can any report from these people be believed? For them to even contemplate suggesting that there is man made climate change would be to deny their Gods omniopotence.
There is only ever one report they can give in order to retain their faith - All in the world is wonderful.
Yet some of these have given reports to governments. Surely this is much worse than ANY collusion/falsification shown in the stolen emails (i.e. none!)

Fragile ecosystems? self regulating? Protecting the poor?

If the poor of the world were to be brought up to the same energy consumption levels of the US (and others) what price would the rich be paying for fuel.

How long would resources of metals fossil fuels uranium last if consumption were leveled at the us values?

This just gets worse:
http://www.cornwallalliance.org/articles/read/a-renewed-call-to-truth-prudence-and-protection-of-the-poor/
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF CHAPTER ONE:


THEOLOGY, WORLDVIEW, AND ETHICS OF GLOBAL WARMING POLICY

Earth and all its subsystems—of land, sea, and air, living and nonliving—are the good products of the wise design and omnipotent acts of the infinite, eternal, and unchangeable Triune God of the Bible. As such they reveal God’s glory. Mankind, created in God’s image, is the crown of creation. Human beings have the divine mandate to multiply and to fill, subdue, and rule the Earth, transforming it from wilderness into garden. They act as stewards under God to cultivate and guard what they subdue and rule. Calling them to be His vicegerents over the Earth, God requires obedience to His laws—in Scripture and imprinted in the human conscience—in their stewardship. Although sin, universal among mankind, deeply mars this stewardship, God’s redemptive act in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and His instructive activity through Scripture, communicating the nature of creation and human responsibility for it, enable people to create wealth and decrease poverty at the same time that they pursue creation stewardship and, even more important, the true spiritual wealth of knowing their Creator through Jesus Christ.

Garden? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hobet_Mountaintop_mine_West_Virginia_2009-06-02.jpg
Garden? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/canadian-oil-sands/kunzig-text
Garden? http://www.businesspundit.com/the-worlds-worst-environmental-disasters-caused-by-companies/
Garden? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3161812.stm
Resilient Ecosystems? http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/20/uk-fish-stocks-low-brits--cods-haddock_n_1811461.html
Resilient Ecosystems? http://www.bigmarinefish.com/bluefin.html
Resilient Ecosystems? http://www.tigersincrisis.com/
Resilient Ecosystems? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15663982
Resilient Ecosystems? http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1888702_1863782,00.html
Resilient Ecosystems? http://www.orangutan.org.uk/
Self Regulating? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_event
Self Regulating? http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblemsandissues/a/trashislands.htm
Self Regulating? http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/HCOU-4U4JCL

Ater this visit
http://creationmuseum.org/whats-here/photo-preview/

and see what another saw

http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2010/12/flashback-fun-at-the-creation-museum-my-field-trip-to-crazyland.html


6 comments:

  1. I wonder how extinction fits into their mantra; "Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence —are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting... Mankind, created in God’s image, is the crown of creation."

    Clearly we can mess things up.

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    1. One might add that there are sizable areas whose habitability has changed dramatically without significant human influence, often to the detriment of their inhabitants. Examples that immediately come to mind include the Sahara Desert and southern Greenland. One has to perform some mental gymnastics to accept the given statement at face value.

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  2. You need a visit to the creation museum for this sort of explanation!!

    Here you will see the girl with pet dinosaurs (although the tour seems to be missing this exhibit now!)
    http://creationmuseum.org/whats-here/photo-preview/

    However others have been and recorded:

    http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2010/12/flashback-fun-at-the-creation-museum-my-field-trip-to-crazyland.html

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  3. "Mankind, created in God’s image, is the crown of creation.", they haven't read their history, or they've only read the parts where kings and other crowned leaders are actually doing some good stuff and not going to wars or crazy.

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  4. Their theology is badly broken, it's not the Good News for the earth and humanity that their "evangelical" term implies.

    Firstly, in the Bible it was a garden - it's humanity that's turning it into an unlivable wilderness (actually the Bible makes numerous references to humanity's destructive behaviour turning beautiful places into wilderness). Secondly, creating wealth isn't even a concept that appears in the Bible and its references to money are by and large negative. If I was going to start with a God perspective on planet wreaking, I'd start with Rev 11:18b: "...The time has come to reward your servants, the prophets, and all your people, all who have reverence for you [God], great and small alike. The time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth." Which implies that not only is it possible to damage the earth (implying the earth isn't self-resilient), but if you do, you're defo not on God's side!

    http://oneweekwonder.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/god-loves-green.html

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