Perhaps it's because I'm currently reading Michael Crichton's book State of Fear (or rather, listening to it on audiobook). Perhaps it's because yesterday's utility bill came stating that last month was 10 degrees colder on average than the same period the year before. Or maybe it's the way goddess Earth ignores her worshipful adherents. But I find headlines like this one on Drudge strangely satisfying: "Gore hearing on warming may be put on ice." It's not just a liberal vs. conservative thing. It's more a truth vs. propaganda thing for me. And it seems to be more and more the case that the actual scientific data is less and less certain about man-made global warming, all the while the environmentalistic/socialistic propaganda gets ratcheted up in the political sphere and indoctrinated into our elementary school children. Graphs like the following just don't fit the paradigm, or are manipulated (click on this link to get more detail and links on the science), and so they are ignored.
Anyway, here's the text of the Drudge story:
Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the 'urgent need' to combat global warming.
But Mother Nature seems ready to freeze the proceedings.
A 'Winter Storm Watch' has been posted for the nation's capitol and there is a potential for significant snow... sleet... or ice accumulations.
"I can't imagine the Democrats would want to showcase Mr. Gore and his new findings on global warming as a winter storm rages outside," a Republican lawmaker emailed the DRUDGE REPORT. "And if the ice really piles up, it will not be safe to travel."
A spokesman for Sen. John Kerry, who chairs the committee, was not immediately available to comment on contingency plans.
Global warming advocates have suggested this year's wild winter spells are proof of climate change.
I especially like that last line. If it's warmer than usual, it's because of global warming. If it's colder than usual (like this year), it's because global warming is affecting global weather patterns. If it's just average weather, it's because global warming occurs slowly and sometimes imperceptibly. But the overall effects will soon be catastrophic; so we must take action! How do you use logic against airtight arguments like those?
In the end, while everyone wants to work for cleaner air and water and the like, the problem with environmentalism/global warming orthodoxy is its worldview which places creation over the Creator, Mother Nature over Father God. In the end it rejects the One "through whom all things were made and in whom all things hold together," Christ Himself. (See Colossians 1:16-17)
And here's a sermon related to the subject.