Where the Grass is Greener: Biblical Stewardship vs. Climate Alarmism is a video documentary by the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation built from interviews with over 30 world-class scholars from the realms of physical science, economics, and ethics. The video marshals a host of facts about carbon dioxide’s effects on the planet—the good impacts far outweigh the bad. This fact alone is anathema to the climate catastrophists.
Where the Grass is Greener is especially useful to Christians who may have come, or soon will come, under the sway of such movements as “Creation Care.” It would be a valuable resource for all high school teachers, especially science teachers, and most especially those in Christian schools. It should also be shown in ecology and earth science classes in Christian universities. (I fear that secular universities are not open to receiving truthful information on this topic.)
New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has started an investigation of Exxon Mobil “to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.” According to The New York Times, its sources “said the inquiry would include a period of at least a decade during which Exxon Mobil funded outside groups that sought to undermine climate science.” See what they did there? To have a different view of climate science is to “undermine” it because there is no scientific study of the climate except that which they agree with.
Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”
Those would be the same rules that let the IRS target conservatives, the VA make veterans wait months for treatment, and the EPA violate every standard of scientific integrity – with no repercussions. It’s clearly not corporations or most citizens who don’t play by the rules. It’s Obama bureaucrats, supporters and sycophants, who manipulate government powers to their financial and political advantage.
What will come as no surprise to most Americans is Obama's official rejection today of TransCanada's request to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a 7-year battle that has angered voters and has become a rallying cry in the current presidential primaries. Obama's denial to build the 875 miles of additional pipeline needed to complete the Keystone XL comes a few days after TransCanada asked the State Department to withdraw its application. The pipeline would have carried 800,000 barrels of oil to Gulf Coast refineries. Because the Keystone XL crosses over from the Canadian border and into the United States, it requires approval by the State Department and the President.
But Obama has made his climate legacy a priority in his final years in office, rolling out thousands of new regulatory schemes and regulations, and utilizing the EPA to do his bidding under the constitution. Forbidden from creating new laws, Obama has been using the EPA as a battering ram to shutter coal mines, reduce carbon dioxide emissions (which he believes are responsible for climate change), and roll out onerous regulations that have already begun to translate into higher electric and gas bills.
Another survey across 40 countries shows what most Americans already know: we don't think global warming is a serious problem and it's not one of our main concerns. The survey, conducted by Washington-based Pew Research Center and released Thursday, showed that both the United States and China, considered the two largest emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2), were least likely to be worried about climate change.
China is the largest CO2 emitter, belching out nearly 10.3 kilotons of CO2, followed by the United States, which emits half as much. The European Union and India were numbers three and four respectively. This comes on the heels of another survey released last week showing that among American voters, the number of people "unconcerned" about global warming has jumped to nearly 40 percent in only four months. This new survey shows that concern about global warming hasn't changed much over the years.
In its reportage on climate change research at ExxonMobil, the Los Angeles Times made a very telling editorial decision.
The paper chose not to publish the document it cites as Exhibit A in its case against us: a 1989 presentation to Exxon’s board of directors by senior company scientist Duane Levine.
I have no doubt why the newspaper doesn’t want the public to see this document.
When you read it – which you can do here – it soon becomes clear that the document undercuts the paper’s claims that ExxonMobil knew with certainty everything there is to know about global warming back in the 1980s yet failed to sound alarms.