Saturday, September 10, 2011

Global Warming and the Carbon Tax

The much debated topic of global warming, the evil of CO2, and big oil's contribution to the destruction of our planet has brought the globalist to the point of desperation. This is an attempt to disseminate false claims and to make the simple complex in an effort to institute a political solution where the UN is elevated to the savior of the world. In reality, the basic issue of CO2 is really a means to generate money that forms the foundation of a global tax to fund a governing body that controls all the governments of the world.

This is evident by the basic physics that make up the problem. Is CO2 the root problem, or even a contributor to the problem? The answer is no! In this article I will show that CO2 is not the problem at all. In fact, looking at a plot of average surface temperature and CO2, one finds a general trend, but at other times the graph shows them moving in opposite directions. A direct correlation means that the two parameters will be directly related always, not mostly! They do not correlate always so one cannot claim a correlation. This is basic statistics, the kind of stuff we learned in Physics 101, Chemistry 101, and Statistics 101.

The starting point in any analysis is to verify that the data you are analyzing is valid. In this case both CO2 and temperature are taken from ice core samples. Though this method introduces error and is flawed, it does provide at least something to analyze. A starting point and understanding the possible errors helps to limit the conclusions made during the analysis. It is not the point of this article to discuss the problems associated with ice core data collection and the assumptions used. But, after understanding the data collection method, the problems, and possible errors, one can examine the data and see that a direct correlation does not exist, since a correlation means that one variable will tract the other – always!

Throughout history warming and cooling cycles have always been with us. Is the current warming cycle any different from any other cycle? The answer is no! For example, in a BBC article just after the revelation of a conspiracy to hide data by the UN's council on global warming issued the following "counter-point" argument. The argument: "A Carbon Dioxide rise has always come after a temperature increase not before."


Ice-cores dating back nearly one million years show a pattern of temperature and CO2 rise at roughly 100,000-year intervals. But the CO2 rise has always come after the temperature rise, not before, presumably as warmer temperatures have liberated the gas from oceans.


This is largely true, but largely irrelevant. Ancient ice-cores do show CO2 rising after temperature by a few hundred years - a timescale associated with the ocean response to atmospheric changes mainly driven by wobbles in the Earth's orbit. However, this time, CO2 is leading temperature. Furthermore, the situation today is dramatically different. The extra CO2 in the atmosphere (35% increase over pre-industrial levels) is from man-made emissions, and levels are higher than have been seen in 650,000 years of ice-core records. They may in fact be higher than at any time in the last three million years.

As can be seen by the response, the supporter of warming by man-influenced CO2 does not care about the facts or the truth. In science a correlation can only be made if it holds true all the time. Clearly, the supporter accepts the fact that a direct correlation is not found between global warming and CO2 activity, but then adds the argument man has increased CO2 by 35%, but what does that have to do with that data and warming? Nothing – there is no correlation.

A Look at the Facts

The basic chemistry of the lower atmosphere is made up of the following:

Nitrogen (N2) = 78%
Oxygen (O2) = 20.9%
Argon (Ar) = 0.93%
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) = 0.033%

Water Vapor ~ 1-4% at the surface; 0.4% at high altitude.

As can be seen from the basic makeup of our air, CO2 is only 0.03%! The basic science that has been taught about the earth's temperature control mechanism has to do with water and wind not CO2. Does this mean we do not have to worry about CO2 levels? I do not know, but I do know the correlation of CO2 to the temperature of the earth is a lie!

The earth's atmosphere is sometimes viewed as a closed system, that is, within the earth's atmospheric shield there is no effect on earth from an outside agent. This closed-system view is fine as long as the subject studied is not concerned with anything involving outside affects. Conversely, sometimes the earth's atmosphere is viewed as an open system, where the effect of outside influences are taken into account. The type of analysis depends upon what is being investigated.

For this article, my concern is only with CO2 and its influence on temperature so I will not talk about other areas. As can be seen, CO2 is a natural part of the atmosphere and is only 0.03% of its makeup. What is not talked about in this debate has to do with the regulators of the environment. This brings us back to the subject of a closed system verses an open system. When talking about a regulator, one is really speaking of a control law and every law has its direct correlations. For any temperature related subject, one cannot escape the fundamental law PV=nRT or (Pressure)(Volume)=nR(Temperature). For the earth, our major regulators of energy are the energy sources, water and wind.

From the perspective of energy, the major source is the sun, but other localized sources are also involved (e.g. volcanic activity, forest fires, friction of the earth, a large city, etc), but for our purposes, the sun and stored energy radiated back to the atmosphere from the surface is the dominate energy source and the evaporation/condensation cycle of water - what is commonly called the hydrologic water cycle is the other.

Wind is the result of a temperature difference and serves as a source of heat transfer as the law of thermodynamics says heat flows from hotter to colder. This temperature difference causes wind. The wind moves in the atmosphere causing evaporation/condensation of water. This wind/water activity serves to regulate the temperature, always moving the temperature to a steady state, uniform condition. The time it takes to reach a stabilized condition varies greatly and the dynamics involved is complex as the winds move in three dimensions, some laterally, some longitudinal in a complex swirling fashion. This is what the ancients knew and the Bible speaks about the wind and water cycle:

The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit. All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again. (Ecclesiastes 1:6-7)

With respect to water, it is the thing that is constantly changing state from solid to liquid to vapor and back. Each state change has a different energy component. The system is complex, it is not simply a lake or the ocean's evaporation that contributes but this activity also occurs with water in the earth and water in the atmosphere as the air changes temperature. The change in air temperature at the surface of the earth occurs due to the energy of the sun and the movement of the winds. As the water content of the air increases by evaporation, the air becomes supersaturated and water droplets form or conversely, droplets change into vapor again due to changes in radiation or winds.

As you can tell, this is rather simple in it design, but complex as a control system. The affect is that water serves as the primary regulator. Water's unique tri-state ability serves not only to provide a stable temperature, demonstrating God's goodness and provision for His creation, but the created world also serves to clearly reveal His character (Rom 1:20).

God is Sovereign in Controlling the Elements

Our Creator created the earth and all this is in it leaving laws that must be lived by. These laws are for the natural world as well as mankind. These natural laws governing every aspect of the natural world have been established in order for man to identify the greatness of God. Some of these laws we understand and know, but others we are yet to understand. The temperature and weather are controlled by these laws, and are somewhat predictable, but God moves in history at His will to affect weather. That it is God who controls the elements is clear from Scripture:

For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt, (Job 28:24-26).

He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold? He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. (Psalm 147:15-18)

He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion. When He utters His voice, There is a multitude of waters in the heavens: And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries. (Jer. 10:12-13)

For behold, He who forms mountains, And creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth—The LORD God of hosts is His name. (Amos 4:13)

After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. (Rev. 7:1-3)

As can be seen from the previous verses, God is in sovereign control of the weather. He uses weather for both blessing and curse. He sends the sunshine (Ps. 19:4-6; Matt. 5:45), the rain and snow (Job 5:10; 38:22-30; Ps. 147:16-17), the wind (Ex. 10:13; Ps. 78:26; Ps. 147:18), and the storm (Ps. 107:25-26; Jonah 1:4; Ezek. 13:13). He does all this for a purpose: sometimes to exhibit His power (Ex. 19:16), sometimes to help His people in time of battle (Jos. 10:11-14; 1 Sam. 7:10; 2 Sam. 22:13-15), sometimes to bless His people (Deut. 11:13-15; Ps. 65:9-11; 147:7-9), and sometimes to judge people (Lev. 26:18-20; 1 Kg. 17:1; Gen. 7:11-24; Isa. 8:6-8; Nah. 1:8; Ex. 9:22-26; Ps. 107:25-27; Nah. 1:3-4; Hag. 2:17). But He is in control.

The End-Time's Government

Ever since God broke-up mankind's global government centered in Babel, breaking down their temple and creating all the various language groups (Gen. 11), the world system has been trying to move back to that goal. The book of Daniel describes the four great empires, or semi-one-world governments in increasing succession. First, he describes Babylon as the lion, then the bear representing Media-Persia, the leopard representing Greece, and finally the beast representing the Roman Empire where we are currently at. Though Rome, represented by what is Europe today, does not seem very strong, will become strong in the last days as it is run by Antichrist (Dan. 11:31-45; 2 Thes. 2:3-8; Rev. 13:1-10). Bible prophecy describes an end-times government that is oppressive, controlling, and brings the whole world back to a one world government.

Notice what Dr. Walvoord writes, "Accordingly, prophecy of the Roman Empire, which is fulfilled in part up to the time of Christ, then spans the centuries between and picks up in the days just before the Second Coming. In the vision of the Roman Empire in Daniel 7, its terrible destruction is described in verses 7. But the prophecy then goes on to say, 'It had ten horns.' While the prophesied destruction of nations by the Roman armies was literally fulfilled, history has never fulfilled what was anticipated by the ten horns." (Walvoord, Major Bible Prophecies, p. 371)

The world is moving quickly towards this goal. The establishment of the UN with all its various unregulated, unchecked works is reaching a point of uncontrolled power. The establishment of the G7, G8, G20 & etc, has divided our world into the various economic centers where those bodies do not answer to our lawmakers, are not elected, and make their plans and rules in secret, as they divide up the world into various economic zones.

The global economic crisis has brought the banking systems of the Roman world linked by a global body ruled by the Europeans under a central controlling body. One cannot be finanically independent today. The American bank is not allowed to fail, and it is more and more regulated by European standards. The banks of the world must conform to international (European) standards.

And it is international crisis management that uses CO2 and the so-called evil oil industry that posse the engine for generating money needed to bring financial funding for the one-world government.

But how is it that scientists' participate in this global deception? Mankind is fallen. Scientists' have a certain reputation of being honest, and trustworthy. After all they follow the unbiased scientific method. The reality is, however, that scientists' are men who will lie, cheat, and steal just like anyone. A prime example is the search for cold-fusion. How many scientists' have been caught claiming they have cracked the cold-fusion mystery? It turns out, great university institutions have been duped by these scientists time and again. What is the lure? What is the lure for any crime? Scientists are men who have to secure their jobs, and if you are a scientist working for a program funded by the government, you better come to the conclusion that the government wants or you will be out of a job. That is what we have seen with the UN's controlled origination.

Come to the Waters

Just as water and wind serve as the regulators of temperature, so they are used as metaphors of life – a spirit filled life. Water is used as a symbol of a spirit-filled eternal life in what the Bible calls living water. Isaiah 55:1 proclaims, "anyone who thirsts, come to the waters." The idea of eternal life has both the idea of entering into a new life in Christ and in that new life, living a life as a new creation in Christ. That is to say, eternal life is used in both a metaphor of salvation of a born-again person, but also of sanctification; eternal life as a legal point in time when the born again believer was saved, then eternal life as a way of life - living the Christian life. Jesus uses this metaphor of water, first to identify who it is that gives the water – the One we must know:

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." (John 4:10)

Then, Jesus uses the metaphor to speak of a new life, everlasting-life:

Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:13-14)

So as to make it perfectly clear who He is, Jesus links Himself to the Godhead of Isaiah 55:1 (cf. Isa, 44:4):

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:38-39)

Finally, the metaphor is made complete in the new heavens and earth as John writes:

Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Rev. 21:5-8)


He who tells the beginning from the end, tells us how it will end – the earth will be burnt up. But those who believe who He is and what He did on the cross have eternal life. God is sovereign and will someday judge the earth, but we are not to be fooled by the world and let them pervert the truth. We know the world is moving toward a one world government, but we are to seek the truth and speak the truth. The Lord Jesus Christ is the savior not mankind, He alone came in the flesh to die on the cross as the perfect Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The world needs to know Him and Him alone as their Savior who died on the cross, was buried and resurrected from the dead. God by His grace sent His only begotten Son into the world that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:15-16). But we have been warned about those who suppress the truth of God, they have no excuse, but we must preach the gospel of Christ to the world. As we look at His creation, we can see His invisible attributes – His power, wisdom, justice, love and the Godhead (Rom. 1:16-32). What a great loving and righteous God and Savior we serve!