CLIMATE FILE 2011

WEATHERED PREDICTIONS ON CLIMATE. “Back in March 20, 2000, The Independent, a British newspaper, reported Dr. David Viner of the UK's Climate Research Unit warning that within a few years snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event” Indeed, Viner opined, “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” Similarly, David Parker, at the UK’s Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, said that eventually British children could have only “virtual” experience of snow via movies and the Internet.

The last three winters in the UK were forecast by the UK Met Office to be mild and snowless. Instead, brutal cold and snow in the UK has the UK Met Office on their heels. Indeed the cold and snow was a throwback to the age of Dickens in the early 1800s. UK MPs called for Official Parliamentary Probe into whether the UKMO reliance on their ideology and CO2 models had biased their predictions.

In the United States, NOAA echoing the UN IPCC, claimed snow would retreat north with the storm tracks and major cities would get more rain and mild winters. The Union of Concerned Scientists said in 2004 scientists claim winters were becoming warmer and less snowy. In 2008, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. bemoaned that children would be robbed of the childhood joys of sledding and skiing in the DC area due to global warming. A year later, the area set a new seasonal snowfall record with 5 to 6 feet of snow and sleds and skis were the only way to get around. The winter of 2009/10 was the coldest ever in parts of the southeast, and in parts of Siberia and the coldest since 1977/78 or 1962/63 in many parts of the United States, Europe and Asia.”
From http://www.energytribune.com/articles.cfm/6440/Is-It-Really-The-Warmest-Ever
Cited without prejudice, unusually, by the BBC. Check out full article -last para is telling. (Ref. global warming, predictions, weather)

CLIMATE CONFERENCE CALLS ON GODDESS FOR HELP, according to an article in the Washington Post 29 Nov 2010. In her opening speech Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change invoked Ixchel the ancient Mayan jaguar goddess, who is also the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. Figueres said in her speech: “May she inspire you - because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.” She went on to say: “Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skilful interlacing of many threads. I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel.” The Washington Post article ends with “Two weeks from now, we'll have a sense of whether Ixchel - and the delegates - were listening to Figueres' appeal.”
Links: Washington Post

ED. COM. Since the only God who matters is the One who has the power to back up His claims because He created the heavens and the earth and is therefore in control of the climate, we recommend, Christiana Figueres and the Washington Post should both take notice of the psalmist who wrote 3000 yrs ago that man-made gods may have carved ears, but they cannot hear our prayers. (Psalm 115:6), therefore, it is pointless to call on them. This report is also a reminder about the fact that climate change agendas have become largely pagan humanist in their orientation – not scientific. (Ref. paganism, politics, climate change)

THIRD HOTTEST YEAR ICES EUROPE, according to articles in the Courier Mail 2, 3, and 5 Dec 2010. A report compiled for the UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) claims 2010 is the third hottest year since 1850. Only 1998 and 2005 have been hotter. The report also notes the past year has had many extreme weather events such as floods in Pakistan, drought in the Amazon basin and a heat wave in Russia. Australia has been relatively spared due to a strong La Nina weather pattern, according to David Jones, head of climate analysis for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He commented: “While Australia has escaped this year ... other parts of the planet are seeing incredibly hot temperatures.” Those other parts of the planet do not include Europe, which has been lashed by snow and ice, bringing transport systems to a standstill. Schools have been closed and at least 15 people have died of exposure in eastern European countries. Ski resorts are warning of avalanches and Geneva's University Hospital had to cancel non-urgent surgery for two days while they coped with an unprecedented number of broken bones caused by accidents in the icy conditions.
Links: Courier Mail 2 Dec 3 Dec 5 Dec

ED. COM. Climate alarmists are free to believe 1998 was the hottest year, but that makes 2010 only the third hottest year and it means it is time for all to admit there has been no real warming for the past 12 years and more importantly, it’s time to accept there is no need to make the lives of those already suffering from cold more miserable by increasing fuel costs in an attempt to stop the global emissions blamed for non-existent warming trends.

Extreme weather events are not new. They have been going on for thousands of years, starting with Noah’s flood. Since then there have been droughts, regional floods, storms, hail and snow. These are all reminders that the whole creation has been groaning ever since man rebelled against his Creator and God brought judgement on mankind and the whole creation. (Ref. climate, natural disasters, meteorology)

IPCC OFFICIAL ADMITS CLIMATE POLICY FOR REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH says German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer in an interview reported in Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) 14 Nov 2010 and The Global Warming Policy Foundation 18 Nov 2010. Ottmar Edenhofer is deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Berlin Institute of Technology. He was joint chair of Working Group 3 at the Twenty-Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Geneva, Switzerland. He will be co-chairing the Working Group “Mitigation of Climate Change” with Ramón Pichs Madruga from Cuba and Youba Sokona from Mali. The following is an excerpt from an English translation of the interview with NZZ.

NZZ: The new thing about your proposal for a Global Deal is the stress on the importance of
development policy for climate policy. Until now, many think of aid when they hear development
policies.
Edenhofer: That will change immediately if global emission rights are distributed. If this happens, on a per capita basis, then Africa will be the big winner, and huge amounts of money will flow there. This will have enormous implications for development policy. And it will raise the question if these countries can deal responsibly with so much money at all.
NZZ: That does not sound anymore like the climate policy that we know.
Edenhofer: Basically it's a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization. The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War. Why? Because we have 11,000 gigatons of carbon in the coal reserves in the soil under our feet - and we must emit only 400 gigatons in the atmosphere if we want to keep the 2-degree target. 11,000 to 400 – there is no getting around the fact that most of the fossil reserves must remain in the soil.
NZZ: De facto, this means an expropriation of the countries with natural resources. This leads to a very different development from that which has been triggered by development policy.
Edenhofer: First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.
Links: Global Warming Policy Foundation
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

ED. COM. We were never under the illusion that international climate policy was environmental policy and it certainly is not a science or fact based policy and that is the real reason that any academics or media personalities who questioned the belief in man-made global warming, such as Ian Plimer, David Bellamy and Bob Carter and ourselves etc, have been ridiculed with names like “climate change deniers” and excluded from mainstream academic and popular media. This kind of scorn-pouring is what happens when power and money are at stake, rather than truth. After a proven decade of no warming, along with revelations such as the “climategate” e-mail and data leak, it seems the facade of scientific consensus is cracking and Edenhofer, an economist rather than an environmental scientist, is honest enough to say what the IPCC agenda really is.
It is a good Biblical principle that the rich should help the poor, but extracting funds from the rich by deception is not. (See “Great Carbon Bazaar” Evidence News 11 June 2008) (Ref. politics, globalisation, government)

GIVE CLIMATE A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE - see the 2 Creation Research DVDs “Climate
Change and Creation”
and Climate Change: the God Factor”. Order online from
www.creationresearch.net click WEBSHOP

CO2 GOOD FOR RAINFORESTS, according to a report in Nature News 11 Nov 2010 and
Science vol. 330, p957, 12 Nov 2010. Rising carbon dioxide levels and global warming have been claimed to be threatening biodiversity in rainforests. To test this claim Carlos Jaramillo, a palaeobiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and colleagues have looked at what happened to rainforests when conditions were warmer with higher carbon dioxide in the past. Jaramillo’s team analysed fossilised pollen in rock cores from rainforests in Colombia and Venezuela that have been dated to a period known as the Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum. During this time the world was 3 to 5 degrees Celsius warmer and atmospheric carbon dioxide more than double today’s levels. They found there was an increase in biodiversity, not a decrease. Jaramillo explained: "What we found was exactly the opposite of what we were expecting. The diversity of the tropical forest increased really fast over a very short amount of time." According to Nature News the “increased temperatures and carbon dioxide caused a burst of evolution” and “the pollen fossil record shows that some important plant families, such as Myrtaceae, which includes eucalyptus, and Passifloraceae — the passion flowers — made their first appearance during the thermal maximum”. Guy Harrington, a palaeobiologist at the University of Birmingham, UK commented that the effect may only be good for tropical forests and not for higher latitudes. He also warned that “uninformed climate sceptics” could use this as evidence for
not taking action on global warming. Jaramillo responded: “Of course I'm worried some people will look at this and say 'we shouldn't care about global warming', but this is what the fossil record is telling us.” He went on to say: “Deforestation is the real enemy, not the increase in temperature and carbon dioxide.”

ED. COM. Jaramillo is also correct about the real threat to the world’s forests being people cutting down trees and not replacing them. Creation Research is currently conducting experiments on the effects of increased carbon dioxide on plants as part of our Jurassic Ark project and our initial results indicate doubling carbon dioxide really does have a growth boosting effect. We do agree that warm, carbon dioxide rich conditions are good for plant growth, and such conditions would produce an environment of abundant lush vegetation, which would be good for animal life as well. And no - heat and carbon dioxide cannot make any species evolve. (Ref. climate, palynology, botany, biodiversity)

WORLD NEEDS MORE CO2 as 'There will be significant cooling very soon,' asserted solar scientist David Archibald at the "Greener Skies 2008" conference designed to persuade the airline industry to cut back on production of greenhouse gases to fight global warming. Archibald asserted climate change is mostly dictated by solar cycles, not CO2 levels, and he warned they should figure ways of increasing CO2 output. "In a few short years, we will have a reversal of the warming of the 20th century. There will be significant cooling very soon. Our generation has known a warm, giving sun, but the new generation will suffer a sun that is less giving, and the earth will be less fruitful..."CO2 is not even a little bit bad - it's wholly beneficial." World Net Daily April 03, 2008

BBC REPORTS THE OPPOSITE as it comments on " The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its vast assessment of climate science last year, concluded that since temperatures began rising rapidly in the 1970s, the contribution of humankind's greenhouse gas emissions has outweighed that of solar variability by a factor of about 13 to one. According to Terry Sloan, the message coming from his research is simple. "We tried to corroborate Svensmark's hypothesis, but we could not; as far as we can see, he has no reason to challenge the IPCC - the IPCC has got it right. "So we had better carry on trying to cut carbon emissions." The cosmic ray theory, developed by Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark at the Danish National Space Center (DNSC), attributes climate change to solar change in cosmic rays output. Richard.Black-INTERNET@bbc.co.uk\

A MILLION SQ KM MORE ICE IN ANTARCTIC ICE COMEBACK ( January 2008) compared to 1979, reported in the Daily Express 18 Feb 2008, and newsmax.com 19 Feb 2008. One of the most enduring icons of the global warming bandwagon is a polar bear clinging to a fragment of sea ice, due to arctic ice decreasing. However, at the other end of the globe, the sea around Antarctica is freezing over with greater than average areas of sea ice revealed by satellite images from U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In spite of what is claimed to be happening to Arctic sea ice, the northern hemisphere is emerging from its coldest winter in decades. China and Central Asia have experienced devastating falls of snow and in some places rivers are so frozen there is not enough water flow for hydro-electricity generators. Even the Middle East has experienced snowfalls and below zero temperatures and villages in the island of Crete have been snowed in. Phil Brennan of Newsmax concluded his article "If global warming gets any worse we'll all freeze to death.
Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/35266/Global-warming-It-s-the-coldest-winter
-in-decades

Newsmax: http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/global_warming_or_cooling/2008/02/19/73798.html?
s=al&promo_code=457E-1

ED. COM. The editors of this newsletter followed up the reference to satellite data on polar ice caps and found some interesting graphs and images on the website of the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, (an organisation associated with NOAA) which can be viewed at http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/ .
The graphs show Antarctic Ice increasing which can be confirmed by looking at a collection of images
of the extent and concentration of sea ice around Antarctica since 1979. (view images by clicking links on the same page.) Over the past three decades the ice has waxed and waned, and the most recent image (March 2008) image show more ice than average. There is certainly no consistent upward trend of melting, as you would expect if global warming was truly global.
The cold Northern Hemisphere winter and the increase in Antarctic sea are one reason why some
researchers are claiming recent global warming has peaked and is now on a downturn. As the amount of carbon dioxide and other gases released by human activity have not suddenly decreased the change in climate cannot be explained in terms of human industry, which means that the recent warming cycle wasn't due to human activity either. Instead warming and cooling are part of the cycles of climate change given as a warning to Noah in Genesis 8:22 that there would be periods of cold and heat as well as regular patterns of day and night, and summer and winter. (Ref. trends, environment, politics)

RUSSIAN SCIENTIST CLAIMS Temperatures on Earth have stabilized in the past decade, and the planet should brace itself for a new Ice Age rather than global warming, says Dr. Khabibullo Abdussamatov, Head of space research lab, Pulkovo Observatory, St. Petersburg. "Russian and foreign research data confirm that global temperatures in 2007 were practically similar to those in 2006, and, in general, identical to 1998 - 2006 temperatures, which, basically, means that the Earth passed the peak of global warming in 1998-2005." said Abdussamatov. RIA Novosti, Russian News & Information Service, Jan 22 2008

CLIMATE CONTROL CHINESE STYLE described in an article in Daily Tech, 27 Mar 2008. The 2008
Olympic Games will be held during the rainy season in Northeast Asia so the Chinese are planning to
recruit the army into a "war with mother nature" to try to stop the rain before it deluges any Olympic events. They plan to barrage any approaching rain clouds with silver iodide and dry ice fired from anti-aircraft guns and sprayed from planes, in order to make the clouds drop their rain before they get into Beijing. If this does not work, they will drop liquid nitrogen from planes into the clouds an attempt to reduce the size of water droplets in the clouds so they are less likely to fall as rain while the clouds are over the Olympic venues.
Zhang Qian, head of Beijing's Weather Modification Office, claims "the results with light rain have been satisfactory," but not so good with heavy rain. Daily Tech: http://www.dailytech.com/China+Seeks+to+Control+Olympics+Weather+With+AA+Guns+Rocket +
Launchers/article11269.htm

ED. COM. Perhaps it would have been smarter use of climate control (as well as cheaper) to hold the
Olympics in the Dry Season ? What the Chinese are doing is a good example of a misguided attempt
at dominion over nature by an atheistic society. The Creator God never did give Human beings total
control over the weather. They were given minds to observe and understand the regular patterns and
cycles God is in charge of, and live according to them. Instead of mobilising an army to battle a mythical "mother nature" of atheism, the Chinese and Olympic authorities should submit themselves to the real God who is in control of the climate and ask Him to provide suitable weather. (Ref. meteorology, stewardship, precipitation)

FOSSIL GLOBAL WARMING EVIDENCE shows in preserved leaf damage, says PhD student
Ellen Currano, (Pennsylvania State University, Smithsonian Institution 7/March 2008) who is studying
leaf fossils in the Bighorn Basin Wyoming, which she dates at 60 to 52 million years old. During this time, she says, several significant temperature fluctuations occurred. One event particularly relevant to modern global warming is the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of 5-10o C caused by the release of at least 4,000 gigatons of carbon into the earth's atmosphere over less than 10,000 years. SOURCE Preliminary report published Feb. 11, 2008 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Livescience.com

ED.COM. If we take this report seriously - how many cars cows and human industries are evolutionists prepared to say were responsible for this 4000 gigatons of CO2 around 50 million years ago? Since the answer is none then vast amounts of CO2 can arise naturally both then and now? So why blame cars and cows and people when even secular Geology Prof Ian Plimer argues that “less than 0.1 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide is due to human activity and much of the rest due to little-understood geological phenomena." (Plimers address to Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sydney 11 April 2007 ) The only reason for blaming human is tax and global control.(ref. geology, palaeontology, Climate Change)

PRINCE CHARLES has described the fight against global climate change as a war, with the Doomsday Clock "ticking ever closer to midnight". "Surely, this is just the moment in history for which the European Union was created?" Source < http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/business/7241617.stm >

Ed.Com. With Charles and Al working hand in glove things cannot but fail to get sorted out, provided they survive the following court case. (Royal, One World Government, Global Warming)

SUE GORE says USA Weather Channel Founder. On March 3 08 John Coleman told the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in New York, he is highly critical of global warming alarmism, and that his recommended strategy for exposing "the fraud of global warming," was to sue those who sell carbon credits, to force alarmists to give a more honest account of policies they propose.

Coleman said. "If the lawyers will take the case - sue the people who sell carbon credits, that includes Al Gore. The lawsuit would get so much publicity, so much media attention. And as the experts went to the witness stand and testified, I feel like that could become the vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming."

http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080303175301.aspx

ED.COM. When Companies buy Carbon credits, but don't reduce their Carbon emissions because they now own some trees in Africa that were growing there anyway, and then turn around and charge their customers for the privilege of buying Green (so the company does not end up out of pocket) then the only thing thats changing is the consumer has less to spend and western society is being impoverished. Do your own asking if you want to check this out. (Ref Politics, Corruption, Environmentalism)

GLOBAL WARMING NOT A GLOBAL CRISIS, declares scientists and researchers in climate and elated fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City March 08, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.

Their Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change reads "Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;

Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;

Recognising that the causes and extent of recently-observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed 'consensus' among climate experts are false;

Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering;

Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder: --- much more was said you can read on http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task
=view&id=37&Itemid=1 AND http://henrythornton.com/article.asp?article_id=5068
(REF Politics,
Green, weather)

FOSSIL GLOBAL WARMING EVIDENCE shows in preserved leaf damage, says PhD student Ellen Currano, (Pennsylvania State University, Smithsonian Institution 7/March 2008) who is studying leaf fossils in the Bighorn Basin Wyoming, which she dates at 60 to 52 million years old. During this time, she says, several significant temperature fluctuations occurred. One event particularly relevant to modern global warming is the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of 5-10o C caused by the release of at least 4,000 gigatons of carbon into the earth's atmosphere over less than 10,000 years. SOURCE Preliminary report published Feb. 11, 2008 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Livescience.com


ED.COM. If we take this report seriously - how many cars cows and human industries are evolutionists prepared to say were responsible for this 4000 gigatons of CO2 around 50 million years ago? Since the answer is none then vast amounts of CO2 can arise naturally both then and now? So why blame cars and cows and people when even secular Geology Prof Ian Plimer argues that “less than 0.1 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide is due to human activity and much of the rest due to little-understood geological phenomena." (Plimers address to Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sydney 11 April 2007 ) The only reason for blaming human is tax and global control.(ref. geology, palaeontology, Climate Change)

PRINCE CHARLES has described the fight against global climate change as a war, with the Doomsday Clock "ticking ever closer to midnight". "Surely, this is just the moment in history for which the European Union was created?" Source < http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/business/7241617.stm >

OLDEST CRAYFISH LIVED IN WARM WORLD according a press release from Emory University, 5 Feb 2008. A group of American and Australian researchers have found fossil crayfish and fossils burrows in Mesozoic rocks dated 115 million years old. The fossil burrows are "nearly identical to those made by modern crayfish in southeastern Australia." Anthony Martin of Emory University commented: "Comparing these fossil burrows to those made by modern crayfish in Australia shows us that their behaviour hasn't changed that much." Crayfish are found worldwide and scientists from Thomas Huxley (an early promoter of Darwin's
theories) onwards have wondered how they could be so widespread when they cannot survive in saltwater. Some scientists have tried to explain it with the theory that all the continents were once joined together. Recently molecular biologists have suggested that all southern hemisphere crayfish originated in southeast Australia. Anthony Martin who led the study commented: "The evolution of Southern Hemisphere crayfish has challenged researchers since the 1870s. Only now, 140 years later, are we starting to put together the physical evidence for this evolution through the discovery of fossils." The press release also comments that the Mesozoic era, when the crayfish lived "is of particular interest to scientists since it is believed to be the last time the Earth experienced pronounced global warming, with an average temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit - just 10 degrees warmer than today." Fossil Crayfish, Emory University Press Release, 5 Feb 2008.
http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-news-1/Oldest-Australian-crayfish-fossils-pr
ovide-missing-evolutionary-link-2143-1/

http://news.emory.edu/Releases/crayfish_fossil1202247725.html

ED. COM. We wonder what those on the global warning bandwagon think caused 10 degrees of global warming, ( which is far in excess of the current warming ), having occurred at a time when the evolutionists among them would not be able to blame man's cars or factories? Scientists would be less challenged if they left aside the evolutionary assumptions and noted that the facts about fossil and living crayfish fit better into Biblical history where God made one ocean and one continent and made living creatures to multiply after their kinds (Genesis 1-2). During Noah's flood many creatures would have been would have been wiped out, but some would have survived in pockets of freshwater scattered all over the world. During the Post Flood ice ages, when seas levels were low and many of the landmasses and rivers were joined, crayfish could have spread further afield without having to survive in saltwater. The fossil findings described above simply provide more evidence that Genesis is true and it is no surprise to find crayfish all over the world, whose fossils appear to be the same as living crayfish (Ref. crustaceans, climate change, arthropods)

CHURCH CLIMATE CHANGED SAYS PRIEST who wrote: "I am trying to be a priest, but I haven't time. When I was appointed vicar of my first parish in 1977, the mornings were clear for study, the afternoons for visiting and the evenings for socialising, family and leisure. There were occasional parish meetings, but these were regarded as a necessary evil and we soon got them over and done with, then off to the village pub. The diocesan annual returns were on one side of A4: all I had to do was list how many I'd christened, married and buried, how many people were on the electoral roll and how many came to church at Christmas and Easter. The job of filling in this return could easily be managed over morning coffee. Nowadays, the annual returns are a foot thick and a bundle of perfidious obscurity, hedged about with health and safety and absurd questions about light bulbs, and serious inquiries as to what the PCC is doing to reduce our carbon footprint all because the Church has taken up the pagan fantasy of global warming. I think the returns are devised in some Kafkaesque archidiaconal madhouse and calculated to be impossible to complete even over the whole year. They are just the latest example of the Church following secular fashion, in particular, to pate the most jargon-ridden claptrap of management speak." Rev Dr Peter Mullen in The Daily Telegraph, UK (from The Courier-Mail, February 2-3, 08) (Ref. Religion, Anglican, Syncretism)

GIANT BUG CLUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE as scientists stumble across a 'fossilized claw, part of an ancient sea scorpion, that is of such large proportion it would make the entire creature the biggest bug ever' at 2.5m or 8 feet long. The discovery in Carboniferous rocks suggests that spiders, insects, crabs and similar creatures were far larger in the past than previously thought, said Simon Braddy, a University of Bristol paleontologist and one of the study's three authors.

"We have known for some time that the fossil record yields monster millipedes, super-sized scorpions, colossal cockroaches, and jumbo dragonflies. But we never realized until now just how big some of these ancient creepy-crawlies were," he said. The research found that the sea scorpion was almost .5 m or half a yard longer than the previous estimates of the largest one. Braddy's partner, paleontologist Markus Poschmann, found the claw fossil several years ago in a quarry near Prum, Germany, reported CNN.

The BBC report included the comment that the species existed during a period in Earth history when oxygen levels in the atmosphere were much higher than today.
And it was those elevated levels, some palaeo-scientists believe, that may have helped drive the super-sized bodies of many of the invertebrates that existed at that time - monster millipedes, huge cockroaches, and jumbo dragonflies.

ED.COM. Not surprising really is it? We are sure such a better atmosphere was one reason for the lengthy lifespans recorded in Genesis. This new find only adds to the increasingly abundant evidence we have been sharing in our Giants program for years, that this world has done the opposite of evolve from a cosmic blob of hydrogen gas. Even the CO2 was higher and the plants loved it. Ask Creation Research to a venue near you and see the rest of the story. (Ref. Size, life span, devolution.)

POLAR BEARS ENDANGERED? Official numbers 1950: 5,000. 2007: 25,000. Source:
Times UK 12 Nov 2007 p.17. Reach your own conclusions (Ref. Climate Change, Global Warming,
Environment).

Make sure your friends get to see this great DVD on Climate Change and Creation. It is now available from all offices and from www.creationresearch.net click WEBSHOP

CAMBRIDGE UNI STUDY SHOWS Primary-aged children worry daily about global warming, as well as other stress factors such as school tests, according to an intimate portrait of primary school life, 'Community Soundings', published today by Cambridge University.
http://www.royalsocac.uk/news.asp?id=7201 Science in the News - Friday 12 October 2007

ED.COM Did you worry about the future of the planet when you were this age? Our observation is that this is one more stress factor that will divide the Family as the next generation blame the last generation. Our recommended solution - Parents teach your children Gods real history of the world – particularly emphasising Genesis 8 : 22 where God tells Noah what the weather will be like to the end of the world.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON Researcher Anson Mackay, of the Environmental Change Research Centre, has constructed the most accurate high-resolution temperature record of Siberia (Lake Baikal ) over the past 800,000 years. It clearly demonstrates the region has often been considerably warmer than at present. The most recent data shows Siberia first began warming around 250 years ago – well before the industrial revolution, and its resulting greenhouse gas emissions could have been a factor. Mackay concludes, "[Changes] started as early as c. 1750 AD, with a shift from taxa that bloom during autumn overturn to assemblages that exhibit net growth in spring (after ice break-up) ...Warming in the Lake Baikal region commenced before rapid increases in greenhouse gases, and at least initially, is therefore a response to other forcing factors such as insolation changes." http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9191 October 8, 2007 10:52 AM

ED.COM. this is yet another in a now long line of historical studies which do not support the contentions that modern mans industrial emissions are the key cause of global warming. Given that the scientific historian is merely a prophet in reverse – then time should prove him right in retrospect also! Sadly it will probably be long after he is bankrupt from GW taxation.

GREEENLAND ICE CAP MELT IS A PLUS as “the vast lakes and melting ice cap provide enormous potential for electricity free from fossil fuel and the Greenland government is negotiating with Alcoa, an aluminium company, to build the world's second largest smelter, reported Paul Brown in Greenland via THE GUARDIAN Thursday October 4 2007.

ED.COM. There is profit in even the worst opportunities to the man who can see beyond the gloom. So the Eskimo will not have ice to hunt on to find seal to use their fat for his oil lamps and for food – farming is much healthier - and electric light much better for you and more environmentally friendly – you don’t have to kill seals to have it. God gave man dominion over the His created earth (Genesis 1 :26 ) and we must use it – not to preserve our favoured lifestyles that become irrelevant due to changing circumstances, but to benefit all man and this free green electricity is a good way to go.

NINE INCONVENIENT UNTRUTHS, rules High Court judge about Al Gore’s film, according to reports in Times Online 11 Oct 2007. British High Court judge Sir Michael Burton identified nine incorrect claims in Al Gore’s film on global warming; “An inconvenient truth” in his judgement on a challenge brought by a school governor over whether the film should be shown in British schools. The School governor described Gore's film as "a political shock-you-mentary".

The Judge said that the film should be allowed to be shown, but it should be accompanied by guidance notes that balance Gore’s “one sided” views. The false claims listed in the judgement are: Sea levels could rise by 20ft (6m) in the near future; Pacific atolls have been evacuated; the drying out of Lake Chad, the decrease in snow on Mt Kilimanjaro and Hurricane Katrina and coral bleaching are the result of man-made global warming; the Gulf Stream would stop flowing; changes in carbon dioxide levels and global temperatures were an exact fit for the past 65,000 years; and polar bears are drowning due to lack of ice in the Arctic. More detail on Judges ruling below.

Times Online articles: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/corporate_law/article2633838.ece

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2632660.ece
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7037671.stm


ED. COM. It is interesting that most of the media reports centred on the fact that the High Court allowed the film to be shown in schools, not on the scientific errors or on the new guideline recommended by the judge. If creationists made a film with that many false claims, there would (quite rightly) be howls of outrage, but Al Gore gets an Oscar and a Nobel Prize. There is no doubt that climate change is real, but it has been real for thousands of years, and will continue until the end of the world, just a God told Noah: "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.". Political scare tactics are not going to change this. (Ref. politics, education, law)

SEE www.evidenceweb.net click SEARCH then CLIMATE for more information.

SCHOOLS NEAR YOU need you to sponsor A DVD of “CLIMATE CHANGE AND CREATION” Contact info@creationresearch.net why not one to all the schools in the UK? After the UK Judges ruling that Al Gore's global warming movie had 9 major errors - interest in our Climate Change program has only increased. As one Uni student who is training to be a teacher said he heard us speak at his University on the Biblical history of climate and predict this several years ago. As a result his confidence in the Bible as the real history of God's created earth has really increased. The biggest heresy in the global warming hard sell, is that the Creator God is left totally out of the picture which is why it is promoted mostly by evolutionists. Make sure your friends get to see this great DVD on Climate Change and Creation. It is now available from all offices and from www.creationresearch.net click WEBSHOP.


CREMATORIUMS should be forced to close in an effort to reduce global warming – it is being
moured in the UK.

ED.COM. We doubt if this will catch on as cremation is usually touted by the same people who promote both evolution and global warming as it is in essence a pagan rite, and we are sure such a link of an enormous source of heat and CO2 will be ignored for convenience.

TAIN SCOTLAND records one of the coldest summers just gone past – as one green house tomato grower lamented to John Mackay in October, over his flavourless crop. With temperature rarely up to 20 Celsius and so much rain, crops were low yield and tasteless. The cause – well we did hear the BBC commentator warn last year(with some scepticism in his voice)that the UK would get colder due to global warming resulting in shifting ocean currents – but I am sure even he didn’t expect it this fast. But since it was also snowing in the Australia Summer last Christmas and frost killed the potatoes in far north tropical Queensland in July, perhaps it has nothing to do with any global warming scenarios at all?


GORE SCORES NOBEL as press reports “The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to environmental campaigner Al Gore and the UN panel on climate change, the IPCC. Details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

ED.COM. The question that should be asked is “what does a movie on the weather have to do with peace? Forgive our untrusting suggestion “that a global problem need a global solution which needs a global government”, but poluticians have tried for years to pull this off and we suspect they see this as their next best opportunity. Sort of detracts from wanting to win a Nobel prize too - doesn’t it? When you can get one for making so many mistakes.


SUMMARY OF GORES ERRORS adapted from

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/oct/11/climatechange?gusrc=rss&

1· Gore: a study showed polar bears were being found that had drowned "swimming long distances to find the ice". Judge: "The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm"

2· Gore : two graphs, one plotting a rise in C02 and the other the rise in temperature over a period of 650,000 years, showed "an exact fit". Judge: although scientists agreed there was a connection, "the two graphs do not establish what Mr Gore asserts"

3· Gore: the drying up of Lake Chad was used as an example of global warming. Judge: "It is apparently considered to be more likely to result from ... population increase, over-grazing and regional climate variability"

4· Gore: the disappearance of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro was expressly attributable to human-induced climate change. Judge: the consensus was that that could not be established

5. Gore: a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of ice in either West Antarctica or Greenland "in the near future". Judge: this was "distinctly alarmist" and it was common ground that if Greenland's ice melted it would release this amount of water - "but only after, and over, millennia".

6.Gore: Low lying inhabited Pacific atolls "are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming" Judge: there is no evidence of any evacuation occurring

7 Gore: global warming is "shutting down the ocean conveyor" - the process by which the gulf stream is carried over the north Atlantic to western Europe. Judge: according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it was "very unlikely" that the onveyor would shut down in the future, though it might slow down

8. Gore: ascribed Hurricane Katrina to global warming, Judge: there was "insufficient evidence to show that"

9· Gore: coral reefs all over the world were bleaching because of global warming and other factors. Judge: separating the impacts of stresses due to climate change from other stresses, such as over-fishing, and pollution, was difficult

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POLAR BEAR SUIT as Alaska plans to sue the USA government over the Interior Secretary's decision to list the Polar Bear as endangered, based on "uncertain climate models." National Post May 29 08 p AL 12

ED.COM. Many Canadians laughed a little when this was announced (as the ever increasing Polar Bear lives in their country) and the USA greens rejoiced as their victory in politics was splayed across the world's press, and Alaskans (where the only USA Polar bears actually live and have increased more than 5 fold since the 1950's) groaned a little. Now they are fighting back, so we repeat below the important info re Polar Bears we first printed in 2006. (Ref. law, environmentalists)

BARE FACTS ON BEAR HAIR (from 21st September 2006) follow questions about a recent report of a hybrid between a grizzly bear and a polar bear (see "Wild Grolar Bear Found", Evidence News, 31st May 2006). A number of our readers have asked us how can we explain the fact that polar bears seem so well designed to live and hunt in a harsh environment filled with ice and snow, if the world was created good and ice and snow were not on earth till after Noah's Flood. The standard evolutionary explanation is polar bears evolved white hair as an adaptation to camouflage them so their prey doesn't see them until it is too late. It has also been widely stated that the white hairs act like fibre-optic filaments and convey sunlight to their skin, which is black, to help keep the bear warm. This last suggestion was tested by Daniel Koon, physicist at St. Lawrence University in New York, who obtained some polar bear hair from a New York zoo and measured how much light of different wavelengths could travel through the length of an individual hair. He found that less than 0.001% of light was conveyed through the hairs. Koon's experiment is reported in Applied Optics, 37, 3198-3200 (1998).

ED. COM. The main prey of polar bears is seals, which they catch when the seals come up for air in gaps in the sea ice. Seals would only see a shadow through the ice if they see anything. Being white would not disguise this, so the evolving camouflage story doesn't really make sense. Polar bears are also scavengers and will eat any dead animals and birds they come across, and in the summer they will eat kelp and berries. They don't need to be camouflaged to catch dead things or ambush berries. Polar bears are better explained by the Biblical history of the world, which tells us the world started out good, but has gone bad. Air cavities and lack of melanin are what causes "grey" hairs in aging people and animals. These hairs are actually white. Thus, white hair is produced by loss of function, and is no help to the theory of evolution, but fits with Genesis. The fibre-optic story was a nice idea, but it must be consigned to an "urban myth" list. It is infra-red light that gives heat from the sun, not visible light, and there isn't enough light of any wavelength in the arctic to keep a polar bear warm. The reason polar bear hair appears white is that it does not have melanin pigment, plus it has cavities filled with air within the hair shafts which scatter light. After Noah's flood, bears and humans spread out through North America, and due to degeneration of genes, some bears (and humans) lost their ability to make pigment in the hair and became white. But white bears would stand out in green forests and grasslands, and although no other animals would hunt them for food, humans would. Therefore, white bears would be disadvantaged in places where humans live, but could survive in places where humans rarely went as long as they could find food, such as the high arctic. Thus, white polar bears are the result of degeneration, selection, adaptation and survival of fittest, but not evolution. (Ref. Ursus, ecology, fur)

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CLIMATE CHANGE SPREADS TO JUPITER as scientists reported May 23, 2008, there is noticeable climate change taking place on Jupiter, too. "The news follows reports as far back as three years ago that ice caps on Mars are also retreating much as some of the ice in the Earth's Arctic circle. There's one striking difference between Earth and the other two planets, however. Neither Jupiter or Mars has any people - and no artificial activity creating so-called "greenhouse gases" like carbon dioxide. Increased turbulence and storms first observed on Jupiter more than two years ago are still raging, according to astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, who snapped high-resolution pictures of the planet earlier this month. Captured with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the 10-meter Keck II telescope, this so-called "major upheaval" on Jupiter involves stunning changes in
the planet's atmosphere, said lead astronomer Imke de Pater, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley."

ED .COM. We couldn't beat World Net's comment so we repeat it; "Does Al Gore know about this?"
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=65165


GLOBAL COOLING FOR A DECADE, predict climate researchers according to an article in BBC News Online 1 May 2008. German researchers have developed a new computer model that predicts a decade of global cooling before warming up again. Their model includes data from a natural cycle of ocean temperatures called the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, which seems to occur every 60 to seventy years. Patterns and cycles of ocean temperatures and ocean currents are poorly understood due to a lack of data and it is only in recent years that researchers have been able to make enough direct measurement from floats and buoys in the oceans. Noel Keenlyside of Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel University commented: "One message from our study is that in the short term, you can see changes in the global mean temperature that you might not expect given the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)." The BBC article goes on to say, "The projection does not come as a surprise to climate scientists, though it may to a public that has perhaps become used to the idea that the rapid temperature rises seen through the 1990s are a permanent
phenomenon. 'We've always known that the climate varies naturally from year to year and decade to decade,' said Richard Wood from the UK's Hadley Centre, who reviewed the new research for Nature."

ED. COM. We are pleased to see that the BBC is finally catching up with us. If the public has become used to the idea that global warming is permanent, it is because the popular media reported it that way, and have poured scorn on anyone who differed. Richard Wood's comment reminds us that most climate changes are the result of natural phenomena. This is no surprise to us because Genesis tells us that until the end of the world there will be hot times and cold times. (Genesis 8:22) The German research reminds us that there are many aspects of the natural environment that we still do not understand. This should be an impetus to do more research into the environment so that we can live with it as best we can, not an excuse for governments to hastily impose taxation schemes that are not going to change the climate in the long run. (See item on carbon trading below) (Ref. meteorology, oceanography, modelling)

"GREAT CARBON BAZAAR" reported by BBC News Online, 4 June 2008, and BBC World Service, "One Planet", 5 June 2008. The BBC World Service has investigated three projects that are funded by carbon credit system, which takes money paid by companies in developed countries and funds projects in developing countries that are claimed to cut greenhouse emissions. According to the report, "The credits are generated by a United Nations-run scheme called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The mechanism gives firms in developing countries financial incentives to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But in some cases, carbon credits are paid to projects that would have been realised without external funding." The BBC looked at three projects in India, a biomass generator that runs on rice husks, an incinerator for burning off HFC23 and a hydroelectric scheme, all of which would have happened anyway. They go on to comment: "Trade in CDM carbon credits is running at some $10bn a year. That is a welcome flow of resources from the developed to the
developing world. But it is far from clear that the trade in credits is contributing much to tackling global warming."
BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7436263.stm
One Planet (podcast): http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/one_planet.shtml

ED. COM. It is a good Biblical principle that the rich help the poor, but extracting funds from the rich by deception is not. Projects like the ones described above may be good for the environment, and an efficient use of resources, but that is no excuse for them to take money because the UN thinks it can prevent global warming. The idea that man-made emissions are changing the climate is not proven, and is therefore no basis for imposing taxes, charges and regulations. Creation Research is not alone is saying this. A recent meeting of scientists, economists and policy makers has put out the "Manhattan Declaration" which begins with the following statements: "We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method; Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life; Recognising that the causes and extent of recently-observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed 'consensus' among climate experts are false; Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering; Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder: Hereby declare: That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity's real and serious problems. That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change. That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate. That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation, and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples. That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis."

The full declaration can be found at:
http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=1



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