Sunday, April 15, 2007

CBC: Global Warming: Doomsday Called Off

Global Warming: Doomsday Called Off is a CBC Newsworld video presentation.

Here's what they said about it, back in 2005 when it was presented:

Sunday November 27, 2005 at 7pm ET on CBC Newsworld
In this eye-opening documentary viewers will discover how the most respected researchers from all over the world explode the doom and gloom of global warming.

Humans stand accused of having set off a global climate catastrophe by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The prophecy of doom is clear and media pass on the message uncritically.

Now serious criticism has arisen from a number of heavyweight independent scientists. They argue that most of the climatic change we have seen is due to natural variations.

They also state that if CO 2 is to play a role at all -it will be minuscule and not catastrophic!

This story presents a series of unbiased scientists as our witnesses.
We will hear their eloquent criticism of the IPCC conclusions illustrated by coverage of their research work.

* * *

How this slipped past the CBC screening process, I can't imagine. It certainly doesn't follow the official script for global warming alarmism.

Some of the points I take from the video:

1. Rio vs. Today: The first climate conference was in Rio in 1991. It concluded that man was responsible for global warming; Today we realize that most of the warming that Rio accused man of in causing in fact occurred as the result of natural processes; only the warming of the last 30 years is currently attributed to man.

2. Climate is incredibly complex; climate simulators must necessarily also be incredibly complex, however, since climate is imperfectly understood, the resulting climate models cannot be demonstrably accurate; none agrees with the others; yet it is these models that are being used to attempt to shape the policies and behaviours of sovereign nations.

3. It appears that Earth's climate has self-correcting mechanisms built into it that work to preserve a rough equilibrium. For example, in a speech Bill Clinton voiced scientists warnings that archipelegos like the Maldives will disappear under rising sea levels. However, the sea levels of the Maldives may in fact have been receding. More importantly, if the earth continues to warm, this will result in increased water evaporation. This should result in more water being deposited at the poles as snow, thus preventing catastrophic sea level changes.

4. Satellites and balloons are two diverse ways of actually measuring temperature. These two diverse methods both give the same results: they indicate that the mass of the atmosphere is warming at a slow, undramatic rate unlike what is found in the climate models. This actual observational data is not greeted well by most in scientific community - it doesn't fit their picture of the world.

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itsboopchile said...

I keep reading these posts of "global warming" and I am sure God is in control and right now He is making the "greens" look pretty foolish.
I pray this old world will wake up to His power and control. We should realize He is making a statement loud and clear with this weather.

Betty G

RkBall said...

Thank you for reminding us of God's power and control. Indeed!

I keep thinking how the Scripture says "there will be signs in the heavens above and the earth beneath". And, Jesus talks about the seas roaring and men's hearts failing them for fear.

Could the climate be an early-warning-indicator that the end of the age is upon us?

I certainly hope so!

The hope of Christ's return is a blessed hope; he will right every wrong and put down every principality and power that opposes his rule. The hope of his return encourages Christians to be faithful to his message and to declare it boldly in the marketplace. One day our faithfulness will be both vindicated and rewarded.

Come Lord Jesus!

Shane said...

Wow... you've got a lot of God-fearers surfin yer blog. Good stuff.

Another thing, you mentioned in your piece about the last 30 years of warming being attributable to man. Even that is Bunk. Check out National Geographic:

Anonymous said...

We know God is in control, and if earth looks like it is getting old, He told us it would.
Ps. 102: 25-26

RkBall said...

Psalm 102 --

25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

The universe had a beginning; it is finite.
DNA is God's fingerprints.

26 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.

Heaven and earth will pass away, but Christ's words will never wear out!

RkBall said...

Shane -- we could always use a few more!

Anonymous said...

check out SDA for CBC's statement on the 'environment today.April 20) Can we say misleading biased propaganda?

RkBall said...

Well, we can say "doctored photo", for starters. More concerning, a) it's inappropriate to the topic (C02 emissions), and b) it makes it look like the Harper government doesn't care about air pollution or the environment.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"