Monthly Archives: June 2018

False Prophet

“But the 30thanniversary of Mr. James E. Hansen’s predictions affords an opportunity to see how well his forecasts have done.”  Pat Michaels and Ryan Maue

“And it isn’t just Mr. Hansen who got it wrong.” Ibid

“No such spike has been measured in these regions.” Ibid

“Subsequent research published in Naturemagazine on the history of Greenland’s ice cap demonstrated this to be impossible.”  Ibid

“Have hurricanes gotten stronger, as Mr. Hansen predicted in a 2016 study? No.” Ibid

“How about stronger tornadoes?  The opposite may be true, as NOAA data offers some evidence of a decline.” Ibid

“The list of what didn’t happen is long and tedious.”  Ibid

“The rapid warming he predicted isn’t happening.”  Ibid

Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

James Hansen issued dire warnings in the summer of 1988. Today earth is only modestly warmer.

Pat Michaels and Ryan Maue,  The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2018, p. A 13

James Hansen at home in New York City, April 12.James Hansen at home in New York City, April 12. PHOTO: MARSHALL RITZEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
 

James E. Hansen wiped sweat from his brow. Outside it was a record-high 98 degrees on June 23, 1988, as the NASA scientist testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a prolonged heat wave, which he decided to cast as a climate event of cosmic significance. He expressed to the senators his “high degree of confidence” in “a cause-and-effect relationship between the greenhouse effect and observed warming.”

With that testimony and an accompanying paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Mr. Hansen lit the bonfire of the greenhouse vanities, igniting a world-wide debate that continues today about the energy structure of the entire planet. President Obama’s environmental policies were predicated on similar models of rapid, high-cost warming. But the 30th anniversary of Mr. Hansen’s predictions affords an opportunity to see how well his forecasts have done—and to reconsider environmental policy accordingly.

Mr. Hansen’s testimony described three possible scenarios for the future of carbon dioxide emissions. He called Scenario A “business as usual,” as it maintained the accelerating emissions growth typical of the 1970s and ’80s. This scenario predicted the earth would warm 1 degree Celsius by 2018. Scenario B set emissions lower, rising at the same rate today as in 1988. Mr. Hansen called this outcome the “most plausible,” and predicted it would lead to about 0.7 degree of warming by this year. He added a final projection, Scenario C, which he deemed highly unlikely: constant emissions beginning in 2000. In that forecast, temperatures would rise a few tenths of a degree before flatlining after 2000. Continue reading

Oh, Canada

“The Supreme Court of Canada told Trinity Western University, which I lead, that it could not open a law school.  Accrediting a school that upholds traditional Christian teachings on marriagecould send the wrong message to Canadians who disagree.”  Bob Kuhn

Canada Attacks Religious Freedom

We tried to open a law school that upholds Christian values. That’s not allowed.

 Bob Kuhn, The WallStreet Journal, June 22, 2018, p. A 13

The Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa.
The Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Langley, British Columbia

Canada legalized same-sex marriage in 2005, amid many promises that traditional religious believers would be protected. Those promises have proved empty. Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada told Trinity Western University, which I lead, that it could not open a law school. Accrediting a school that upholds traditional Christian teachings on marriage could send the wrong message to Canadians who disagree with Trinity’s beliefs, we were told.

This isn’t about the quality of our educational programs. Our researchers hold millions of dollars in grants. Many members of our faculty have been recognized as 3M Teaching Fellows, Canada’s most prestigious award for excellence in educational leadership. We are consistently ranked one of the best Canadian universities for educational experience, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement. Continue reading

The Da’wa Challenge

IMG_9831“The Da’wa system focuses first on the disadvantaged and represents Islam as a solution for all problems.”  Itu Laze

“The Western obsession with terror makes it blind to the longer-term effects of Da’wa outreach.” Ibid

Soft Jihad in America

By Itu Laze,  American Thinker, June 17, 2018

“False Identity” – the second and more explosive of two documentaries. (first part here) – unmasks ‘soft Jihad’ in America. In it, Arabic-speaking Israeli Channel 10 journalist, Zvi Yehezkeli courageously concealed his identity to expose Islam’s somewhat shocking “quiet conquest” of the U.S.

Since the August 2004 discovery of the Muslim Brotherhood’s 1991 Explanatory Memorandum and The Investigative Project‘s 2012 film, Grand Deception, these documentaries have further revealed the extent of societal penetration sought or achieved by a large and growing, but secret, Islamic soft jihad army that seeks to subvert the U.S. and enfold it within a global Islamic empire.

The success of supremacist Muslims has gone unchallenged primarily since U.S. political decision-makers and media outlets refuse to publicly discuss this immense threat, let alone stop this terrifying reality.

“Da’wa is the Number 1 Weapon!” asserts an American Muslim in Belle Glade, Florida – a convert renamed Abu Bakar, and author of the book, 2064 – Islamic America. Formerly a successful U.S. corporate strategic consultant, he now levers his profession to propagate Islam.

“Why wouldn’t I take the knowledge and experience that Allah has blessed me with to advance Islam in America,” asks Abu Bakar, rhetorically. He labors together with Belle Glade Muslim Yusuf al-Muslet to transform that locale into a model Islamic town for the rest of America to follow. Continue reading