NAE and the Global Warming Agenda

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  1. shodan

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    Confusion at the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)

    A secular blog writer with a passion for truth declares, “…it all stinks - corruption, lies, disinformation, cover ups, media complicity, money, power, massive potential profits from carbon trading ... but, hey, it's the new religion!”

    http://aprilbaby.typepad.com/a_california_life/2010/02/new-religion-climate-change.html#comments

    Her headline, “Prayer & Propaganda: Religion of Climate Change,” describes the Yale Project on Climate Change. “Al Gore and Yale University are indoctrinating students with a new faith: Climate Change Hysteria.”

    But Al Gore is not alone. The long list of the project’s participants includes the National Association of Evangelicals Vice President Richard Cizak. [He is also responsible for NAE sponsored Christian Student Leadership Conferences and is “a national spokesman on issues of concern to evangelicals.”]

    The key goal of the Yale project: “Bridging Science and Action.” [The science includes the AGW hypothesis and the action aims for limits on CO2 ‘pollution.’] To that end, they desire to “Expand religious coalitions on the environment.”

    And this is where it gets scary. Under “Objectives,” they list: “Religion and politics. Recognize the way that religion and politics mirror each other in the United States, and be prepared to work together both covertly and overtly on climate change.”

    Work together COVERTLY??? Well, perhaps they should keep it as covert as possible because there is nothing they can overtly do to change the climate. As an IPCC lead author, Dr. John R. Christy, (Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama—Huntsville), sums it up, “Our ignorance about the climate system is enormous, and policy makers need to know that. This is an extremely complex system, and thinking we can control it is hubris.”

    [Christian leaders ought to know something about one of the seven deadly sins.]

    We can be thankful for evangelicals like John Christy who know something about climate science. As for the leadership of the NAE, it is not only the Reverend Cizik who is signing on to the global warming agenda. The NAE President, Rev. Dr. Leith Anderson, signed onto “Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action.” It claims that “climate change is happening and is being caused mainly by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels” which increase CO2 in the atmosphere.

    [Since 1950, atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased by about 80 parts per million (volume), but there is no ‘smoking gun’ that this is a major cause of any temperature rise (which is about 0.7 C since the end of the 19th century, providing the shenanigans at both CRU of Climategate fame and at NASA:GISS have not exaggerated the rise), which rise is an expected result since the end of the last little ice age; and is all within the range of natural variability; there is no need of any outside forcing factor to explain it, cf. Richard Lindzen, Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT:
    http://www.heartland.org/events/newyork09/pdfs/lindzen.pdf]

    Making a note that “everything hinges on the scientific data,” the evangelical leaders cite their authority: “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s most authoritative body of scientists and policy experts on the issue of global warming.”

    http://christiansandclimate.org/learn/call-to-action/

    This is all very strange. The NAE was once a leading Christian voice for the poor of this world. And those who will suffer most from governmental restrictions on CO2 emissions will be the more than one billion people who have no clean water nor electricity. Tens of thousands of human beings die everyday of the diseases of poverty while white men in three-piece suits jump on the latest fashionable bandwagon heedless of the consequences for not only the poor in the developing world but for those right here in our own country.

    Roy Innis, Chairman of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), put it best:

    “A cap-and-trade scheme is nothing more than a cap-and-tax on every American -- a tax that will hurt poor families the most. A carbon tax would so the same. As we all know, it will be the poor who will suffer the most under either of these policies.

    “But guess what? We are in luck! Politicians in Washington are now saying that they intend to give back some of that money to the poor and to low-income families. So, let’s get this straight.

    “First, they plan to tax the hell out of us. Then they will give us back some of our own money so that we can pay for the higher cost-of-living that they themselves forced upon us. You know what that’s called? It’s called ENERGY WELFARE.

    “People of color and people with limited means DO NOT WANT ENERGY WELFARE”

    http://www.core-online.org/News/newsletter/newsletter.htm

    Not only do they not want energy welfare, they may want to be able to live like evangelical leaders do.

    Such leaders have no conception of the plight imposed on others by this global warming agenda. My wife is from Romania. There, even before the EU began its carbon trading system (which has no effect on climate), many people could not afford winter heat in their homes. They dressed for winter inside—but not in suits.

    Now, as energy costs rise from carbon limits, her father believes, “They plan to kill off all the old people.”

    And for what? As Professor Richard Lindzen puts it, “One of the things the scientific community is pretty agreed on is those things [CO2 limits] will have virtually no impact on climate no matter what the models say. So the question is do you spend trillions of dollars to have no impact? And that seems like a no brainer.”

    Or in the words of Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, “CO2 emissions make… no difference one way or another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver’s seat and developing nations walking barefoot.”

    Would that our evangelical leaders would listen to the testimony of two faithful witnesses.

    --Michael Snow, M. Div, 1981, is a fifth-generation family farmer. He is the author of three books. See his website for more information.
    http://mikesnow.org

     
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