Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Will President Obama Tell the Truth in Copenhagen?

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Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, says it is "dishonest" for the President to go to Copenhagen and make his planned announcement.

Here's why.

On November 26, the White House announced that President Obama would personally attend the Climate Summit on December 9. Then, they changed his schedule saying he would attend on December 18.

The White House also said the President will announce that the US intends to reduce it's carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020 to 17% below what they were in 2005.

The 17% is the amount mandated by the "cap-and-trade" passed by the House----but not by the Senate.

Senator Inhofe says if the President makes his planned announcement in Copenhagen, he will not be telling the truth, and he and his administration knows it.

Inhofe says the bill will not even get a vote in this Congress. I have linked a CNSNEWS video interview with the Senator.

Honesty does not seem to be an important element in the global warming discussion.

Alan Caruba has written an excellent non scientific article on this matter of integrity and global warming, titled "Climategate: A Willful Ignorance," in which he quotes the highly respected Richard Lindzen of MIT who has said, "Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into plausible claims of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll back of the industrial age."

Columnist George Will is also quoted: "On such (climate) models we are supposed to wager trillions of dollars---and substantially diminished freedom."

Caruba's column is worth reading.

Willful ignorance may well be more dangerous than inconvenient truths, that are ultimately found to not be true at all.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. Yeah, environmental regulation is all crazy talk if you ask me. So are labor laws. If our country had neither, we would retain much more industry and in turn, more wealth and power.

  2. I don't know about global warming.
    When I was a child in the '60's they talked about the coming ice age.

    I was watching the Discovery channel last eve and it was said that desert covers 1/3 of the land mass. That's a lot of desert, but I trust God knows what he's doing. He covered the earth about 3/4 with water.
    So I wonder, if you were a scientist and a mathematician, how much water to land would you suggest? Would more water mean less desert? It seems so, but wouldn't it also mean less land?

    I think God has it all figured out. I think he knows what's best.

    I belive in taking care of our earth that he gave to man. It belongs to him.

    We do need to care for it, and to do that we need wisdom. We can't afford to be foolish about taking care of it. That's for sure.

  3. ... I am certain Rep Sen Inhofe would give us a fully objective appraisal of Dem Pres Obama...

    I simply could not imagine Rep Sen Inhofe doing anything other than providing the plain, complete truth - while Dem Pre Obama is lying to us with every word he speaks...

  4. The problem with these attempts by our world industrial power houses is they are attempting to dictate to the poorer countries how to live . Food production relys heavily on oil, and the number one reason given for global warming .

    I am for preserving the planet and stopping pollution , but science got us in the mess and science not stopping the ability of the poor to feed themselves should get us out . But to say we should not be concerned about pollution and such is as bad as saying what the far left in this country is saying , I think global warming is becoming a religion to people , almost an idol.

    I was working when Katrina was doing its most damage , a person who I was helping actually told me the destruction of the hurricane was caused by global warming , then he smiled and said now they will believe . Almost like God was global warming and was doing a Sodom and Gomorrah act on New Orleans for not repenting .

    Heard Bible believing Christians do the same about earthquakes near Hollywood , the capital of smut and propaganda that we all live like those Housewives .

    I think Gary you should provide more reasonable points to speak about instead of just the left are liars. I don't think they are , they are sincere folks for the most part who i happen to believe are sincerely wrong.


    Not sure about the extent that global warming has in causing the problems science now says it does, plus even those in the science community differ on the extent of the damage it is causing .

  5. The prophet Jeremiah asked God's people, "Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?" (see Jer 2:14)

    Now America isn't Israel, and Obama isn't Moses, and though our constitution isn't the ten commandments, there's still some things going wrong in this nation.

    God always sent his prophets to show his people what the problem was that caused them all their problems.

    It was always about their relationship to him and each other. It was always about righteousness, justice, judgment, relieving oppression, and repentance, all about keeping his commandments.

    I think it's time to find something wrong with America. I can think of 4.
    1.Homosexuality and it's agenda
    3.Porn and adult entertainment

    These are things America could to without. It seems to me that the nation should be working on ridding itself of those things instead of trying to fix the planet, care for everybody's health, and talk themselves into the idea that spending all the money is the way to solve our problems.

    There seems to be 2 basic schools of thought going on. One is less government control, energy independence, more accountable and responsible government, energy independance, smaller, cheaper government, energy independance, free markets, and energy independance, and the other way is spend money for whatever ails America.

    If we as a nation were working more to please God, might we begin to see him do things for this nation that would please us?

    Doesn't God sometimes treat others the way they have treated him, though he forbear a long time?

  6. 7:31 AM,

    You don't want less government control, you just want government controlling our personal lives, rather than regulating commerce and business.

    BTW- isn't your characterization of God being in a pique because we aren't treating him right - as if he were a cast member of one of those "real housewives" shows- just a little bit insulting to the diety to claim to revere?


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