“I can assure you that the government has investigated the evidence on the science of climate change from a number of different sources and I can appreciate that there are many different perspectives on the matter. However, the government is convinced that climate change is a serious and legitimate issue and that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides the most reliable information on climate change science. In its most recent assessment, the IPCC states that the evidence for climate change is unequivocal, that humankind’s emissions are very likely the cause of these changes and that, unless action is taken to reduce emissions, dangerous changes in the climate system will result.”
– Hon Nick Smith, Minister for Climate Change Issues, in response to submissions on New Zealand’s 2020 Emissions Target.
It is not often that international controversies have a direct impact on New Zealand, but “Climategate” (dubbed the biggest scientific scandal of all times) along with the associated collapse of the credibility of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) most certainly does. The IPCC has been relied on by our government as the purveyor of truth regarding climate change. The emerging trail of fraud and deceit emanating from the IPCC must signal a thorough review by the government of all climate change policies based on “evidence” from the IPCC.
Read the full and very informative article at NZCPR Weekly.
Matthew 6:32- 33
“For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
This is not the first time we have been reading about such matters lately. Perhaps this is another example of how careful one should be mixing church and business.
Two leaders of a Queens church have pleaded guilty to swindling members of the congregation out of $9.3 million.
Robert Riddle and Timothy Smith of the Local Christian Assembly Church face up to five years in federal prison for their roles in an investment scam.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn said Riddle urged elderly parishioners to mortgage their homes and put the money from the loans into an investment fund that Smith helped run.
Authorities said that the money was being used to buy clothing, vacations and cars including a $200,000 Bentley.
The church is located at 94-08 70 Avenue, Forest Hills, New York 11375.
Money can easily corrupt and in that sense these leaders are no exception when it comes to our tendency to greed.Some bible quotes popped in my mind:
No one can serve two masters. Either
he will hate the one and love the
other, or he will be devoted to one
and despise the other. You cannot
serve God and money.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 (New King James Version)
“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some had strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take
life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”
Perhaps these people forgot about some of the words they have probably been teaching for many years.
“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”
Or maybe they just misunderstood 1 Timothy where it says:
1 Timothy 6:6
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world and can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”
What are your thoughts?
By now, Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit CRU should require no introduction, so let’s get right to it. In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday, the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs, the most shocking of which was that 20th-century global warming may not have been unprecedented. As the entire anthropogenic global warming AGW theory is predicated on correlation with rising CO2 levels, this first-such confession from an IPCC senior scientist is nothing short of earth-shattering.Of course, much will be made of Jones’s claim that the refusal to share raw temperature data was partially based on the fact that it “was not well enough organized.” And rightly so, as the very idea that the major datasets CRU released for use in vital anomaly and temperature reconstructions were based on data not “organized” enough to be made public reeks of fraudulent behavior.Then there are the statements Jones made regarding relatively recent temperature trends which truly boggle the mind. Imagine a man who has spent the better part of the past 25 years toiling to convince the world of CO2-forced 20th-century warming now admitting that the difference in warming rates for the periods 1860-1880, 1910-40 and 1975-2009 is statistically insignificant. Jones even acceded that there has been no statistically-significant global warming since 1995; that in fact, global temperatures have been trending to the downside since January of 2002, although he denied the statistical significance of the -0.12C per decade decline.Yet as incredible as those concessions truly are, they pale in comparison to this response to a question….
A series of revelations follows.
The conclusion of Marc Sheppard, environment editor at Environment Thinker:
Both Kyoto II and the domestic cap-and-tax scams appear to be dead for the moment. But, while any such move would likely be tied up in the courts for years, EPA head Lisa Jackson’s threats to proceed with carbon regulation remain very much alive.All of these schemes to control energy consumption while redistributing wealth rely on the same “scientific experts” to justify their price-tags — likely measured in trillions. And since the Climategate scandal broke in November, we’ve confirmed that very many of them – at NASA, NOAA, and even the IPCC itself — have breached the standards of both science and ethics in order to advance their global warming political agenda.But be that as it may — the level of deception perpetrated by Jones and his co-conspirators at the Climatic Research Unit will likely remain the yardstick by which climate fraud is measured for years to come….…And always remembered as the beginning of the end of the international AGW hoax.
Read the rest of this article via American Thinker: Climategate’s Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud.
With this now well established I cannot help wondering what it will mean for the plans and policies in New Zealand. The evidence appears to indicate stronger and stronger that the whole AGW or man made global warming theory is based on manipulated figures scientific methodological blunders in in the basics and even scientific fraud.
Yet at the same time the same incorrect data and theories are at the basis of carbon credit an tax plans that politicians try to push us into. I cannot help to think that this is yet another example of how power corrupts and how we should not necessarily believe what we are told. What are your thoughts?