Monthly Archives: January 2018

Christian Morality

“There are many of us on the right who rolled our eyes when social conservatives warned that gay marriage would be a slippery slope, and soon liberals would be advocating for pedophilia and bestiality and mercy knows what else.” Peter Heck

“Nine-year-old Nemis…has been turned into a drag queen.” Ibid

Christians were right about sexuality…but this is no time to gloat

By Peter Heck, American Thinker, January 10, 2018

Over at the conservative website RedState, author Sarah Rumpf wrote this provocative thought (emphasis in original):

There are many of us on the right who rolled our eyes when social conservatives warned that gay marriage would be a slippery slope, and soon liberals would be advocating for pedophilia and bestiality and mercy knows what else.

It would be really great if the activist left would stop working so hard to prove their critics right.

Rumpf, who identifies herself as a conservative who “support[s] gay rights,” is complaining about the shocking exploitation of a nine-year-old boy by sexually progressive magazine Teen Vogue. Continue reading

Carbon Dioxide

co2co2“Is CO2 really destroying our planet?” Vijay Jayaraj

“How did CO2—the elixir of life—turn out to be the evil gas of 21st century?” Ibid

“CO2 is an integral part of the photosynthesis process.” Ibid

Blessing or Curse? The Curious Case of Carbon Dioxide

By Vijay Jayaraj, American Thinker, December 22, 2017

In recent decades, select groups of scientists and politicians have blamed carbon dioxide (CO2) — a greenhouse gas — for increasing global temperatures to dangerous levels.

Is CO2 really destroying our planet?

CO2 is an odorless, invisible, trace gas in the atmosphere that acts as an important source of life for everything that lives on earth. In fact, plant and animal life on earth would be impossible without CO2.

CO2 is an integral part of the photosynthesis process. Plants synthesize CO2 and water to produce chemical energy that sustains the plant. Together with water and sunlight, CO2 acts as the elixir of life for the plant and animal kingdom.

Historical data suggest that increased CO2 concentrations have helped plant growth globally, enabling civilizations to increase their agricultural output drastically. Record food crop outputs in recent decades are due in significant part to increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Production of major crops like wheat, rice, maize, and soybeans increases with increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

After modern instrumental temperature records began, the past three decades were the warmest. Yet those were the same decades where plants registered their highest growth. Large-scale deforestation and occasional extreme weather events did not impede this record growth. Continue reading

Fake Science

203184“Apparently, the Earth is getting warmer faster than it was five and a half years ago, but not because of actual recorded thermometer readings in those last five and a half years. It is getting warmer faster because NASA adjusted the data to show faster warming.” Randall Hoven

NASA’s Rubber Ruler: An Update

By Randall Hoven, American Thinker, January 1, 2018

The NASA/GISS temperature record is not actually a record of recorded temperatures.  It is simply the most recent version of NASA’s adjustments to older adjustments.  It is not thermometer readings.  It is models all the way down.

In 2012, I wrote an American Thinker article on the status of global warmingat the time.  I used the latest available NASA/GISS data to do that analysis, which was the version NASA had on its website on April 30, 2012 (Land-Ocean Temperature Index [LOTI]).

At that time, the data from 1880 through 2011 showed a warming trend of 0.59 degrees Celsius per century.

What is that warming trend using the latest data from NASA’s website (December 30, 2017), using those same exact years (1880-2011)?  The answer is 0.66˚ C.

How did warming accelerate if we are looking at the very same years?

Apparently, the Earth is getting warmer faster than it was five and a half years ago, but not because of actual recorded thermometer readings in those last five and a half years.  It is getting warmer faster because NASA adjusted the data to show faster warming. Continue reading