Spring 2018: The Climate change agenda
Author: Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD
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Welcome

Have you heard of the imminent threat to survival of the American pika? If you’re like most people, you’re quite familiar with the polar bear’s tragic plight due to climate change. A simple online search provides dismal images of the majestic aquatic bear: a polar bear clutching at what appears to be the last remaining jumbo ice cube in a vast and shoreless sea, mama bear with two cubs leaning against her side, a lean-looking bear prowling an unpromising onshore winter wasteland.

But the polar bear proved to carry little clout as a climate change ambassador. Apparently, the American public didn’t relate personally to the polar bear’s predicament. A study “concluded that most Americans still ‘lacked vivid, concrete, and personally-relevant affective images of climate change, which helped explain why climate change remains a relatively low priority...issue.’”i Another spokesperson was needed to drive home the climate change agenda to the American people.

God’s Creatures: Climate Change’s Ambassadors

The American pika has the perfect profile as a climate change ambassador: cute, American, and accessible. The photo accompanying Adventure Journal’s September 15, 2017 article ii on climate change features a pika posing on a slab of alpine rock. With turned-up face, long whiskers, short round ears and bunny-like appearance, the pika rates melt-your-heart status for cuteness.

The shocking headline above the adorable lagomorph reads, “Climate Change Responsible for Extinction of Pikas in Tahoe: These adorable high-alpine residents can’t handle the heat.” The polar bear, and now, the American pika are the hard-working, heart-tugging poster children of climate change propaganda. Perhaps Americans will now demand that their government take action against climate change.

It seems the rest of the world has already embraced the message: We must all do something now to stop global warming or we are all doomed to suffer the fate of the pitiful pika and the pathetic polar bear!

Climate Change: The Debate Rages On

What many people don’t know, however, is that the scientific community is far from being in consensus on whether global warming is actually even happening. Some have noted a cooling trend in recent years that does not support the global warming theory. It turned out “global warming” was not the best term to use. A switch to the use of the term “climate change” conveniently aided the persistence of the prophesied global disaster scenario. Even if there are record-breaking cold temperatures and extreme weather in many places, these irregularities are said to be the expected signs of Earth undergoing the convulsions of climate change. In this way, extreme cold and violent winter storms, against all reason and logic, are made to support the global warming theory.

Even more disturbing than a lack of scientific consensus or the creative use of semantics are accusations that pro-climate change scientists and organizations are less interested in real science than in forwarding a political agenda.

What’s really behind all the climate change hysteria?

The Basics

Climate change proponents claim that due largely to the combustion of fossil fuels, humans are causing global warming which will eventually cause life on earth to become extinct. The theory is that human-generated carbon dioxide production is provoking an unprecedented rapid rise in Earth’s temperature which will “harm all sectors of civilization— food, water, health, land, national security, energy and economic prosperity.”iii Unless carbon dioxide emissions are immediately reduced, climate change prognosticators predict that earth will be plunged into a serious life-threatening crisis within just a few decades.

That’s the Theory

Opposition to the theory abounds. Reputable scientists challenge climate change models and the conclusions of climate change scientists. “The pervasive hype that we are experiencing a known human-caused climate crisis is based upon speculative theories, contrived data and totally unproven modeling predictions,” iv so says Forbes’ Larry Bell. Not only that, allegations of biased and fraudulent reporting are also numerous.

Falsified Data

In a January 2015 article titled “Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming,” the Telegraph’s Christopher Booker reported “wholesale corruption of proper science”v, citing evidence of “adjusted” temperature records where historical data are regularly adjusted downward, while more recent data are invariably adjusted upward to falsify a steeper temperature rise over time.

Booker adds that although up to 80% of earth’s surface is “not reliably covered” at all by temperature recording stations, the lack of real data is made up for by computerised infilling based on temperatures recorded elsewhere. Although a higher than proportionate number of recording stations are located in urban centres, which have been shown to have readings that are up to two degrees higher than in rural areas, these higher temperatures are used as representative of vast unmonitored areas, covering as much as 1.6 million square miles. The article’s author calls these not uncommon “distortions of data” “one of the most bizarre aberrations in the history of science.” vi

Funding Bias

Among popular scientists, there’s little motivation to come clean on the phoney science that’s being used to support international climate change policy. At stake for the scientists involved are cushy appointments and fat funding cheques. A National Review article states that “the overwhelming majority of climate- research funding comes from the federal government and left-wing foundations” – to the tune of $32.5 billion since 1989 – and that “the government/foundation monies go only toward research that advances the warming regulatory agenda."vii The article’s author claims that top climate scientists who are not on the climate change bandwagon find it “much more difficult” to get funding for their work. In addition, he describes a shady “Billionaire’s Club… of charitable foundations that distribute billions to advance climate alarmism…which in turn send staff to the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) who then direct federal grants back to the same green groups.” Understandably, he calls these relationships “incestuous” and “opaque.”

Carbon Tax

Another climate change money trail is the one that wealthy nations are, or soon will be, paying by way of carbon tax inputs to poorer undeveloped nations. In 2009 negotiations at Copenhagen, “Wealthy nations … agreed, in principle, to provide $100 billion by 2020 to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund.”viii That is, they’ve agreed to pay $100 billion annually. While many see this as a justified redistribution of wealth that will assist disadvantaged nations in developing without the use of “cheap” fossil fuels, some people find the idea a shocking one. After all, once wealthier nations start paying, when will enough be enough? When all nations are equally impoverished? More than that, what does this required payment to United Nations’ coffers really say about the relationship of the UN to its member countries? Canadian geologist Bill Bell observed, “If the United Nations can tell us what to do with our money and productivity, we will have lost our sovereignty.”ix

Club of Rome

In fact, climate change seems to be just the right vehicle for stripping nations’ sovereignty and sweeping the world under the control of a one world government.

Since its inception in 1968, the Club of Rome has been providing a road map toward the new world order. And it’s been using projections of a looming global environmental disaster as the impetus behind its takeover plans. In 1972 it published its first of many reports, "The Limits to Growth", in which it showed, by the use of computer-generated figures, that if allowed to continue growth in a “business as usual” format, “sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity"x would result by the year 2072. The Club of Rome’s solutions involve dividing the world into 10 regions to be assigned different roles in maintaining a limited human population under a single government.

A common global enemy was needed at the outset by the Club of Rome to gain worldwide cooperation for the advancement of their radical goals, that is, the establishment of a new world order in which all humanity is governed by one super-power. They freely admit to using environmentalism to support their goals. In its 1991 report, "The First Revolution", the Club of Rome states, “In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill…. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes…The real enemy then is humanity itself.”xi

At the root of such a notion is that all the governments of the world have failed and what’s needed now is a new order of things altogether. The world needs a united religion and a moral government that rules from spiritual principles. “We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level,” said Al Gore when in 2007 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN climate panel. ii Of course, it’s no return to a personal, Creator-God that’s being offered as a solution to the world’s environmental “crisis.” Rather, paganism lies at the heart of this new environmental spirituality.

The Eco-Spiritual Leadership of Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si describes the required response of humanity toward the environmental “crisis.” He calls for an “ecological conversion,” in which the current economic systems give way to “a new economic system that harnesses technologies and morality to save the planet.”xiii Laudato Si was released just ahead of climate change negotiations at Paris. Jeffrey Sachs, writing July 6, 2015 in America: The Jesuit Review, comments on the timing of the encyclical, “We have… cause to believe that Pope Francis today has given us a message that will speak to all humanity, including the political leaders who will soon head to the United Nations to adopt Sustainable Development Goals in September and to Paris to decide on a vital course correction on human- induced climate change.”xiv

Among other things, Laudato Si reminds readers of the “principle of the subordination of private property to the universal destination of goods” and states that Sunday “is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world.” It “is another way of working, which forms part of our very essence” and “prevents that unfettered greed and sense of isolation which make us seek personal gain to the detriment of all else.”xv

In addition, Pope Francis wrote, “Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain for this wounded world. Just as her pierced heart mourned the death of Jesus, so now she grieves for the sufferings of the crucified poor and for the creatures of this world laid waste by human power. Completely transfigured, she now lives with Jesus, and all creatures sing of her fairness. She is the Woman, “clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Rev 12:1). Carried up into heaven, she is the Mother and Queen of all creation. In her glorified body, together with the Risen Christ, part of creation has reached the fullness of its beauty. She treasures the entire life of Jesus in her heart (cf. Lk 2:19,51), and now understands the meaning of all things. Hence, we can ask her to enable us to look at this world with eyes of wisdom.”xvi

Gaia

Mary, as “Queen of all creation” has an important role to play in establishing the new order. James Lovelock, who first proposed that earth’s interacting systems made up a single, living organism called Gaia, wrote in The Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth, “What if Mary is another name for Gaia?... She is of this Universe and, conceivably, a part of God. On Earth she is the source of life everlasting and is alive now; she gave birth to humankind and we are part of her. That is why, for me, Gaia is a religious as well as a scientific concept….”xvii

In Gaia-Mary, or Mother Earth, new agers, environmentalists and all the religions of the world can unite.

The Climate Change Weapon

Climate change is a powerful weapon being skillfully wielded in the hand of globalists. Pope Francis has connected Sunday sacredness to environmentalism and the idea of healing the earth and human relationships. The time is not far off when “It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favour and temporal prosperity” (GC 332).

It’s always been Satan’s goal to be worshipped by all of humanity. This fabricated climate crisis is a catalyst that’s being used to bring that about. Through Gaia worship, the veneration of earth and its creatures, and the universal acceptance of Sunday sacredness, all the world is being brought to worship at the feet of Satan.

In addition, there is a general and widespread expectation of the arrival of a “World Teacher” to guide the world into an age of peace. Lucis Trust, a non-governmental organization created by occultist Alice Bailey, has consultative status to the United Nations and is preparing the world and its leaders for the arrival of this spirit being through meditation meetings in the UN’s Meditation Room.

Ellen White warned of this time:

" A power from beneath is working to bring about the last great scenes in the drama – Satan coming as Christ, and working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who are binding themselves together in secret societies. 8T 28

It is not now time to sit quietly and watch the prophecies unfold. We are admonished to submit ourselves to God and do the work He has appointed us to do.

" Great pains should be taken to keep this subject before the people. The solemn fact is to be kept not only before the people of the world but before our own churches also, that the day of the Lord will come suddenly, unexpectedly. The fearful warning of the prophecy is addressed to every soul. Let no one feel that he is secure from the danger of being surprised. Let no one's interpretation of prophecy rob you of the conviction of the knowledge of events which show that this great event is near at hand. Fundamentals of Christian Education, 335, 336 (1895) LDE 16.5

" There is now need of earnest working men and women who will seek for the salvation of souls, for Satan as a powerful general has taken the field, and in this last remnant of time he is working through all conceivable methods to close the door against light that God would have come to His people. He is sweeping the whole world into his ranks, and the few who are faithful to God's requirements are the only ones who can ever withstand him, and even these he is trying to overcome. 3SM 389.3

" Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive. GC 625

May God help us to discern the times in which we are living and keep us faithful to Him every moment.

Tammie Burak is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about topics of faith, health, nature, and education. She writes for both children and adults.

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