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Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update V) — Global Warming

When a global issue rises, there is very often a political-spiritual agenda. One of the largest global issues to arise in the past 50 years is the one called global warming, and a political-spiritual agenda is surely afoot. The debate rages whether global warming is occurring due to manís actions, or occurring as a result of cyclical climate change, or whether there is really any warming at all.
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Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update V) — Global Warming

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GOD SAID, Revelation 16:8-9:

8  And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

GOD SAID, Revelation 13:4-8:

4  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

MAN SAID: These foolish doomsday prophets make me laugh.  There is no end to this world, and certainly no judgment day!

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When a global issue rises, there is very often a political-spiritual agenda.  One of the largest global issues to arise in the past 50 years is the one called global warming, and a political-spiritual agenda is afoot.  The debate rages whether global warming is occurring due to man’s actions, or occurring as a result of cyclical climate change, or whether there is really any warming at all.  The Kyoto Protocol, spearheaded by the United Nations, was ratified by over 140 countries, and has been in force since February 16, 2005.  The initial goal of Kyoto is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.2% by 2012.  But, according to the BBC, “...the world’s top polluter—the U.S.—has not signed up to the treaty.”

Are we dealing with a cyclical issue?  During the 1970s, the concern in the scientific community was one of global cooling, along with warnings of the new ice age.  I can recall the tremendously cold weather in the Pittsburgh area.  The thermometer dwelt below zero for what seemed like weeks on end.  The wind chill reached 30, 40, and 50 degrees below zero.  School starts were postponed.  Events were canceled.  If one saw a broken-down car along the highway, stopping was the only humane thing to do.  The cold was a killer.  During the nation’s terrible cold period, alternative heating systems such as kerosene heaters were being sold by the millions.  There was widespread concern about power outages, which could mean freezing to death.  The words in the 70s were “global cooling.”

One particular Danish economist, who believes in manmade global warming (but not in all the fear-mongering), is Bjorn Lomborg, author of the book Cool It: the Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming.  This book was reviewed in the September 2007 issue of Discover.  The following excerpts are from Discover magazine. (Note: the 35,000 deaths, referred to by Lomborg in the following, were a result of the heat wave that swept through Europe in August 2003.)

While 35,000 dead is a terrifyingly large number, all deaths should in principle be treated with equal concern. Yet this is not happening. When 2,000 people died from heat in the United Kingdom, it produced a public outcry that is still heard. However, the BBC recently ran a very quiet story telling us that deaths caused by cold weather in England and Wales for the past years have hovered around 25,000 each winter, casually adding that the winters of 1998–2000 saw about 47,000 cold deaths each year. The story then goes on to discuss how the government should make the cost of winter fuel economically bearable and how the majority of deaths are caused by strokes and heart attacks.

It is remarkable that a single heat-death episode of 35,000 from many countries can get everyone up in arms, whereas cold deaths of 25,000 to 50,000 a year in just a single country pass almost unnoticed. Of course, we want to help avoid another 2,000 dying from heat in the United Kingdom. But presumably we also want to avoid many more dying from cold.

For Europe as a whole, about 200,000 people die from excess heat each year. However, about 1.5 million Europeans die annually from excess cold. That is more than seven times the total number of heat deaths. Just in the past decade, Europe has lost about 15 million people to the cold, more than 400 times the iconic heat deaths from 2003. That we so easily neglect these deaths and so easily embrace those caused by global warming tells us of a breakdown in our sense of proportion.

How will heat and cold deaths change over the coming century with global warming? Let us for the moment assume—very unrealistically—that we will not adapt at all to the future heat. Still, the biggest cross-European cold/heat study concludes that for an increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit in the average European temperatures, “our data suggest that any increases in mortality due to increased temperatures would be outweighed by much larger short-term declines in cold-related mortalities.” For Britain, it is estimated a 3.6°F increase will mean 2,000 more heat deaths but 20,000 fewer cold deaths. Likewise, another paper incorporating all studies on this issue and applying them to a broad variety of settings in both developed and developing countries found that “global warming may cause a decrease in mortality rates, especially of cardiovascular diseases.”  [End of quote]        

The Discover reviewer continues to discuss research into 28 of America’s biggest cities—Philadelphia, in particular:

The optimal temperature seems to be about 80°F. In the 1960s, on days when it got significantly hotter than that (about 100°F), the death rate increased sharply. Likewise, when the temperature dropped below freezing, deaths increased sharply.

Yet something great happened in the decades following. Death rates in Philadelphia and around the country dropped in general because of better health care. But crucially, temperatures of 100°F today cause almost no excess deaths. However, people still die more because of cold weather. One of the main reasons for the lower heat susceptibility is most likely increased access to air-conditioning. Studies seem to indicate that over time and with sufficient resources, we actually learn to adapt to higher temperatures. Consequently we will experience fewer heat deaths even when temperatures rise.  [End of quote]

Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College, clocks 1¼ million readers each month.  S. Fred Singer was featured in an August 2007 article titled, “Global Warming: Man-made or Natural?”  The following excerpts are from that feature article:

S. Fred Singer is professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, a distinguished research professor at George Mason University, and president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project. He performed his undergraduate studies at Ohio State University and earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University. He was the founding dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences at the University of Miami, the founding director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Service, and served for five years as vice chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere. Dr. Singer has written or edited over a dozen books and monographs, including, most recently, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.

In the past few years there has been increasing concern about global climate change on the part of the media, politicians, and the public. It has been stimulated by the idea that human activities may influence global climate adversely and that therefore corrective action is required on the part of governments. Recent evidence suggests that this concern is misplaced. Human activities are not influencing the global climate in a perceptible way. Climate will continue to change, as it always has in the past, warming and cooling on different time scales and for different reasons, regardless of human action. I would also argue that—should it occur—a modest warming would be on the whole beneficial.

This is not to say that we don’t face a serious problem. But the problem is political. Because of the mistaken idea that governments can and must do something about climate, pressures are building that have the potential of distorting energy policies in a way that will severely damage national economies, decrease standards of living, and increase poverty. This misdirection of resources will adversely affect human health and welfare in industrialized nations, and even more in developing nations. Thus it could well lead to increased social tensions within nations and conflict between them.

In identifying the burning of fossil fuels as the chief cause of warming today, many politicians and environmental activists simply appeal to a so-called “scientific consensus.” There are two things wrong with this. First, there is no such consensus: An increasing number of climate scientists are raising serious questions about the political rush to judgment on this issue. For example, the widely touted “consensus” of 2,500 scientists on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an illusion: Most of the panelists have no scientific qualifications, and many of the others object to some part of the IPCC’s report. The Associated Press reported recently that only 52 climate scientists contributed to the report’s “Summary for Policymakers.”

Likewise, only about a dozen members of the governing board voted on the “consensus statement” on climate change by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Rank and file AMS scientists never had a say, which is why so many of them are now openly rebelling. Estimates of skepticism within the AMS regarding man-made global warming are well over 50 percent.

What about the fact that carbon dioxide levels are increasing at the same time temperatures are rising? That’s an interesting correlation; but as every scientist knows, correlation is not causation. During much of the last century the climate was cooling while CO2 levels were rising. And we should note that the climate has not warmed in the past eight years, even though greenhouse gas levels have increased rapidly.

For instance, theoretically, greenhouse warming in the tropics should register at increasingly high rates as one moves from the surface of the earth up into the atmosphere, peaking at about six miles above the earth’s surface. At that point, the level should be greater than at the surface by about a factor of three and quite pronounced, according to all the computer models. In reality, however, there is no increase at all. In fact, the data from balloon-borne radiosondes show the very opposite: a slight decrease in warming over the equator.

The fact that the observed and predicted patterns of warming don’t match indicates that the man-made greenhouse contribution to current temperature change is insignificant. This fact emerges from data and graphs collected in the Climate Change Science Program Report 1.1, published by the federal government in April 2006.  It is remarkable and puzzling that few have noticed this disparity between observed and predicted patterns of warming and drawn the obvious scientific conclusion.

We asked the important question of whether there is appreciable man-made warming today. We presented evidence that indicates there is not, thereby suggesting that attempts by governments to control greenhouse-gas emissions are pointless and unwise.

The irony is that a slightly warmer climate with more carbon dioxide is in many ways beneficial rather than damaging. Economic studies have demonstrated that a modest warming and higher CO2 levels will increase GNP and raise standards of living, primarily by improving agriculture and forestry. It’s a well-known fact that CO2 is plant food and essential to the growth of crops and trees—and ultimately to the well-being of animals and humans.

The nations of the world face many difficult problems. Many have societal problems like poverty, disease, lack of sanitation, and shortage of clean water. There are grave security problems arising from global terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Any of these problems are vastly more important than the imaginary problem of man-made global warming. It is a great shame that so many of our resources are being diverted from real problems to this non-problem. Perhaps in ten or 20 years this will become apparent to everyone, particularly if the climate should stop warming (as it has for eight years now) or even begin to cool.  [End of quote]

Why this huge global push?  This political-spiritual agenda has already created new phrases for the world’s lexicon such as “emission trading,” “carbon offsets,” and others.  Dr. Singer continues:

It is also worth noting that tens of thousands of interested persons benefit directly from the global warming scare—at the expense of the ordinary consumer. Environmental organizations globally, such as Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Defense Fund, have raked in billions of dollars. Multi-billion-dollar government subsidies for useless mitigation schemes are large and growing. Emission trading programs will soon reach the $100 billion a year level, with large fees paid to brokers and those who operate the scams. In other words, many people have discovered they can benefit from climate scares and have formed an entrenched interest.  [End of quote]

You have heard the call from the United Nations for a global tax with the wealthier countries carrying the brunt of the burden.  This, of course, will add strength to the power of the world’s president—he who rules over the nations of the earth from his headquarters at the United Nations building in New York City.  This global power structure is a phenomenon that was created in the mid-1900s, and it easily creates the global mechanism that makes possible a very critical sign of doomsday, found in Revelation 13:7:

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

This world presently has one world leader and he is beginning to flex his muscles.

There was, however, something that struck me about the title of Dr. Singer’s book (or monograph) which reads, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.  His research shows a 1,500-year cycle of global cooling and heating.  Since the beginning of the earth, just over 6,000 years ago, there have been four of these climate cycles, and one is happening now.

Revelation 15 speaks of seven angels having seven last plagues that are filled up with the wrath of God.  The fourth plague is found in Revelation 16:8:

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

There is more than one way that God could accomplish this terrible scorching heat, but accelerated global warming could certainly be the vehicle.  A final excerpt from Discover’s “Global Warming, the Great Lifesaver:”

The heat wave in Europe in early August 2003 was a catastrophe of heartbreaking proportions. With more than 3,500 dead in Paris alone, France suffered nearly 15,000 fatalities from the heat wave. Another 7,000 died in Germany, 8,000 in Spain and Italy, and 2,000 in the United Kingdom: The total death toll ran to more than 35,000. Understandably, this event has become a psychologically powerful metaphor for the frightening vision of a warmer future and our immediate need to prevent it.  [End of quote]

The signs of doomsday continue to pour in.  A word of warning to the inhabitants of the world: get ready for the heat.  If you have yet to make your peace with God, click onto “Further With Jesus” while you still have time.

GOD SAID, Revelation 16:8-9:

8  And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

GOD SAID, Revelation 13:4-8:

4  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

MAN SAID: These foolish doomsday prophets make me laugh.  There is no end to this world, and certainly no judgment day!

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

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References:

Authorized King James Version

“Reviews: Why Global Warming May Save Lives,” Discover magazine, Sept. 2007, p68

Singer, S.F., “Global Warming: Man-Made or Natural,” Imprimis, August 2007

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