published Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Be skeptical of global warming — and more letters to the editors

Be skeptical of global warming

As a scientist (MA, Chemistry, Oxford), I am deeply skeptical about human-caused global warming, with carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels getting the blame. We should remember that all life is based on carbon, and carbon dioxide is absolutely essential to life.

Global warming theory seems to be just another Malthusian gambit to control the population. This is to be accomplished by first scaring us to death and then imposing “solutions” that impoverish the less affluent but have no useful result.

Some reasons we should all be skeptical: Firstly, all the outcomes are negative (rising oceans, floods, drought, starvation, storms). No mention of Siberia flourishing!

Secondly, because there has been no warming for at least 15 years, they’ve changed the name to climate change. That’s even more scary as that can cover any unusual weather event.

Thirdly, if you dare to question it, you will be attacked personally. This is a standard tactic used by those who are scientifically ignorant or whose views are indefensible or lies.

Fourthly, Al Gore has made tens of millions by promoting global warming through distortion and exaggeration.

If that doesn’t tell you it’s a scam, nothing will!

ANTHONY G. FOX, Signal Mountain


Allow debate on abortion

Recent discussion about Amendment 1 on the November election ballot has provided limited background as to the reason for its introduction: A strongly pro-abortion ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court wrongly interpreted a fundamental right to abortion into the Tennessee Constitution. Aside from the five judges who heard the case, no other Tennesseans had a voice or a vote in the judiciary’s radical amending of our constitution without consent of the governed.

Passage of Amendment 1 by Tennessee voters will not, in itself, change any public policy on abortion. What it will do is restore the ability of every Tennessean — those who favor abortion and those who oppose it — to once again have a meaningful debate about what our public policies should be in the state of Tennessee.

Right now, the people of our state have been silenced by an act of judicial arrogance, but a yes vote on Amendment 1 restores the balance of power back to the people where it belongs.

CANDY CLEPPER, Kimball, Tenn.

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ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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Al Gore’s global-warming rhetoric is put on ice... By Andrea Peyser February 17, 2014 |

The “entire North Polar ice cap will be gone in five years,’’ Gore, now 65, told a German TV audience in 2008. Wrong.

Last month near the South Pole, a Russian ship carrying scientists and tourists traveled to the bottom of the Earth so passengers might document global warming and shrinking ice caps. But the ship got stuck on ice that was thicker than at any time since records started being kept in 1978. The [global] warming fans were airlifted to safety by helicopter, leaving behind confused penguins!

Oh, ha, ha, ha! Someone help me hold my stomach. This belt of laughing is much too strong. Oh, wow, this is really rich. Oh, ha, ha, ha!

Yeah, choose Al Gore (and the like of his ilk) instead of Jesus Christ, who seems to know, for millions of years, how to control His planet earth.

Malleus Deum

June 24, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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Just tell the truth: Spinning by White House, climate scientists FACT>FACT>FACT

"The Southern Hemisphere polar ice cap for the month of April 2014 surpassed its greatest April extent in recorded history. The new record extends a long-term expansion of the Antarctic ice sheet that defies alarmist claims that global warming is or should be melting the polar ice caps."

June 24, 2014 at 7:18 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Now Check This Out

2014 has a larger global ice/snow mass than the six previous recorded amounts. This over the past 48...YEARS !

Hey, the ilk of Al Gore...'sorry, You can't make any money off this report'! Please, Tree Hugging Liberal Democrats, just go away!

According to NOAA data analyzed by the Rutgers Global Snow Lab, the Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent for May was the sixth smallest in the 48-year period of record...In other words, five measurements ahead of this one were smaller. The ice/snow cover HAS GROWN!!!

Based on remote satellite measurement, in August 2010 scientist recorded a reading of -135.8 degrees below zero at a desolate ice plateau in East Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth...on July 31 of this year, another bone-chilling temperature of -135.3 degrees was recorded.

June 24, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.

Orr, the most consistent liar, has again demonstrated his ignorance of science and is unable to tell the difference between weather and climate.

Bot considering Orr believes in a 6000 year old earth, dinosaurs and man co-existed, Noah's Flood was a fact, Eve was made from a rib bone, and his gods perform miracles outside all known explanations of science, and has never presented any evidence of any claims he has made, his latest delusions are expected and to be ridiculed as usual.

Fundy-NutZ have a terrible time telling reality from make believe, science from faith, and left from right.

Only in the bizarro-world of Orr and his fellow Fundy-NutZ are history, science, and reason are left at the depot when Orr's crazy train leaves the station.

June 24, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

"2014 has a larger global ice/snow mass than the six previous recorded amounts. This over the past 48...YEARS !"

More dishonesty from the "Christ-follower"...Honestly Ken, if you are as Christian as you proclaim, you would be ashamed of some of your postings. To believe that we can continue to pollute the Earth and pillage all of the natural resources because "Jesus Christ knows how to control His planet earth", is truly moronic. The Bible says to be "good stewards of the world". Ken and his "ilk" thinks that means to "Drill, Baby, Drill", dump sh!t in our drinking waters, build bigger, less fuel-efficient SUV's, etc., etc.

June 24, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.

Vote for the likes of the Fundy-NutZ, phoney Christian political evangelists, and the Sobbing Sisters of the Virgin Mary's Invisible Vagina to tell women they can not have an abortion?

Vote against fundamentalist control of people's freedom to choose for themselves.

It's not a vote to decide what to do, it's a vote to take away the choice of abortion and establish fundamental Christian power to Tennessee.

Do you want some ignorant snake-handling, poison drinking, tongue speaking moron making personal decisions for you? And that's just the mindset of State legislators like Stacy Campfield.

Imagine the likes of Jerry Falwell, Pat Roberson, Southern Baptists, Holy Rollers, and other Bible-Thumping loons telling you what you can and can't do.

Want the likes of Ken Orr and his fellow crackpots telling you and your family who can do what and with whom, and how they are to do it? That's a return to the Dark Age belief of women as chattel and subservient (as commanded by Jehovah).

Vote No against the Amendment. Keep the Fundies out of your womb and bedroom.

June 24, 2014 at 9:24 a.m.
timbo said...

Here is another scientist that looked at the data and it doesn't make sense.

I agree with you liberals on one thing. This has nothing to do with God. Scientists can disagree but bringing religion into it is stupid. Someone like ORR makes the rest of us who scientifically read the data as being flawed less credible and gives the global warming worshipers another soap box.

We don't need God's help on this one.

June 24, 2014 at 10:34 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Timboner,

You have no clue if this "scientist" looked at any data or if his credentials are relevant or accurate.

You aren't a scientist by any stretch of the imagination. You haven't "scientifically read the data as being flawed" either.

Show us all these "scientists" that deny man-made global warming. I dare you.

June 24, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

Anothony G. Fox wrote: "Be skeptical of global warming"

In reviewing Mr. Fox's past posts it appears his "science" comes straight from Fox News where there's no climate change, God loves killing foreigners and infidels, and where Tea Party Hats are required for viewing. Optional drool-bibs available with Sean Hannity's image and a contribution to The Catholic Fund for Pedophile Priests.

No "science" from Mr. Fox. Just his namesake's talking points.

June 24, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH CHRIST JESUS CRUCIFIED+++

Scientists questioning the accuracy of IPCC climate projections:

Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus of the School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study; Fellow of the Royal Society

Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan emeritus professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the National Academy of Sciences

Nils-Axel Mörner, retired head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University, former chairman of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution (1999–2003)

Garth Paltridge, retired chief research scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and retired director of the Institute of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, visiting fellow Australian National University

Peter Stilbs, professor of physical chemistry at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Philip Stott, professor emeritus of biogeography at the University of London

Hendrik Tennekes, retired director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Fritz Vahrenholt, German politician and energy executive with a doctorate in chemistry

Scientists arguing that global warming is primarily caused by

natural processes

Khabibullo Abdusamatov, astrophysicist at Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Sallie Baliunas, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Tim Ball, professor emeritus of geography at the University of Winnipeg

Robert M. Carter, former head of the school of earth sciences at James Cook University

Ian Clark, hydrogeologist, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa

Chris de Freitas, associate professor, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland

David Douglass, solid-state physicist, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology, Western Washington University

William M. Gray, professor emeritus and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

William Happer, physicist specializing in optics and spectroscopy, Princeton University

Ole Humlum, professor of geology at the University of Oslo

Wibjörn Karlén, professor emeritus of geography and geology at the University of Stockholm.

William Kininmonth, meteorologist, former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology

Malleus Deum

June 24, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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Scientists arguing that the cause of global warming is unknown

Syun-Ichi Akasofu, retired professor of geophysics and founding director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Claude Allègre, French politician; geochemist, emeritus professor at Institute of Geophysics (Paris).

Robert Balling, a professor of geography at Arizona State University.

John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, contributor to several IPCC reports.

Petr Chylek, space and remote sensing sciences researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

David Deming, geology professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Ivar Giaever, professor emeritus of physics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Vincent R. Gray, New Zealander physical chemist with expertise in coal ashes

Keith Idso, botanist, former adjunct professor of biology at Maricopa County Community College District and the vice president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change

Antonino Zichichi, emeritus professor of nuclear physics at the University of Bologna and president of the World Federation of Scientists.

Malleus Deum

June 24, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...
                  ~~~~~~~Any Questions???~~~~~~~

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June 24, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

No questions Orr, but this observation. You forgot to include this information with your cut-and-paste from Wikipedia.

You can't miss it. It's at the top of the page where you got your cut-and-paste.

But since you neglected to print that most important information, I'll do it for you.

Pay close attention, Orr. You have lied, put forth erroneous, incomplete information, and are as scientifically illiterate as your are Biblical challenged.

But that's to be expected from your past habit of lies and crazed religious fundamentalism.

Here's the information Orr did not see fit to add as it destroys his credibility.

"Peer review"

"As of August 2012, fewer than 10 of the statements in the references for this list are part of the peer-reviewed scientific literature. The rest are statements from other sources such as interviews, opinion pieces, online essays and presentations. Academic papers almost never reject the view that human impacts have contributed to climate change. In 2004, a review of published abstracts from 928 peer-reviewed papers addressing "global climate change" found that none of them disputed the IPCC's conclusion that "Earth's climate is being affected by human activities" and that "most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations"[14] A 2013 survey of 3984 abstracts from peer-reviewed papers published between 1991 and 2011 that expressed an opinion on anthropogenic global warming found that 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.[15] (see also Scientific opinion on climate change and Surveys of scientists' views on climate change)."

You're not even a good plagiarist, Orr, much less knowledgeable as to science.

Another humiliation for Orr as he's been exposed again.

June 24, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED+++

Read, and learn:

"Peer review makes the ability to publish susceptible to control by elites and to personal jealousy."

Ask victim survivors of Nazi concentration camps if being in the majority makes one correct!

"The mistake, of course, is to have thought that peer review was any more than just a crude means of discovering the acceptability—not the validity—of a new finding. Editors and scientists alike insist on the pivotal importance of peer review. We portray peer review to the public as a quasi-sacred process that helps to make science our most objective truth teller. But we know that the system of peer review is biased, unjust, unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong." Richard Horton**editor of the British Medical Journal>

"Reviewers tend to be especially critical of conclusions that contradict their own views, and lenient towards those that match them."

Criticisms of traditional anonymous peer review allege that it

lacks accountability, can lead to abuse by reviewers, and may be biased and inconsistent!

Malleus Deum

June 24, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.

Orr wrote: 'Ask victim survivors of Nazi concentration camps if being in the majority makes one correct!"

What a line of BS you throw, Orr. A brilliant non-sequitur only someone not versed in science and the process of science could lob.

Is their bias by scientists? Of course. That's the reason that science is not determined by prejudices and bias, but by the process of science as has been explained to you many times before, but you're unable to understand how it works.

Then again, the process of science has exposed Biblical miracles, floods, and Genesis as religious folk tales, not supernatural causation by imaginary gods.

So why aren't you using science in your rants? Because science and the scientific process is not on your side.

But you've been exposed again as telling lies and unable to provide evidence of your claims.

Instead of the BS of "We Preach Jesus Christ Crucified" how about preaching "The Process of Science Works."

Certainly science has save more lives than all the gods and saviors rolled together.

June 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
javelin363 said...

600 years ago this gomer would probably argue the world is flat !!!

June 24, 2014 at 9:56 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Orr, you gave about 20 names. If I had the time, or thought for one second that you would actually look at the evidence objectively, I could give you thousands of experts that support man-made climate change. Again, more dishonesty from the "Christ-follower". Jesus must look down on you and be proud. Of course, what should we expect from a man that lied about being a psychologist.

June 24, 2014 at 10:39 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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***How reactionary does one choose to get? How should Christian's

respond to the following:***.GLOBAL WARMING, MAN MADE?

St. Matthew 24:3-14

" And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. . For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences (diseases), and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

"And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."

June 25, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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Please do a study of current famine predictors, recent increase in earthquakes, volcanoes, oceanic disturbances (uh-oh, i may have just given credence to global squarming), and pestilence [pes-tl-uhns]
noun 1. a deadly or virulent epidemic disease. (Homosexual HIV/AIDS proliferation) 2. bubonic plague. HIV/AIDS 3. something that is considered harmful, destructive. [Please read/study The Holy Bible (AKJV) book of St. Matthew, Chapter 24]. kwo

Malleus Deum

June 25, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.

Orr wrote: "Please read/study The Holy Bible (AKJV) book of St. Matthew, Chapter 24]."

Why? There's no relevance from your book of fiction that applies. "The Lord of the Rings" is much more interesting and just as relevant.

But that's what you do best. When pressed to provide evidence of your outlandish claims, you regurgitate Bible verses like a bar-maid pouring beer on Saturday night. The only difference is a bar maid is useful.

You're a hypocrite, a liar, and delusional. That's your claim to fame.

June 25, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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allahsyoungerbrother,

i think I understand Your frustration/anger. I've been, pretty much where You are. I am commanded by my Lord, God, and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to love You, and, everyone else. It is a fact that i do love You and everyone else. My invitation to You is for You to receive Christ Jesus as Your Saviour. He suffered and died for You...what more can He do to prove He loves You? The Holy Scriptures say that even when we were enemies of Christ Jesus, He loved us.

Jesus said, John 13:34, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Romans 5:8>>> "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

June 25, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

You don't love Jesus' planet, though Orr. You openly support its destruction.

June 25, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

ORRMEANSLIGHT said... +++WE PREACH JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED+++

allahsyoungerbrother,

"i think I understand Your frustration/anger. I've been, pretty much where You are. I am commanded by my Lord, God, and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to love You, and, everyone else."

I'm not angry at or frustrated by your imaginary gods. As to you, I use you to show people what happens when ignorance and religious fundamentalism takes hold.

I doubt you've ever been where I am otherwise you wouldn't be so dense.

Commandments by imaginary gods have no effect on me. By how does somthing command you to love anybody? Who wants a forced love? Who would have a god that forces people to love? Why would I believe in a god that selects you as his spokesman?

That's not a god I would have. That's a god that turns out hypocrites.

Save your preaching for church. Here I deal in knowledge, reason, science, and history in the real world, not your religious play pen.

Still waiting for the evidence you claimed. You still can't provide it.

June 25, 2014 at 4:39 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

+++WE PREACH JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED+++

Well,GaussianInteger, i certainly don't think i want the destruction of planet earth. I do, though, want it changed/renewed! Being a product of stardust, i do have a profound love of this planet. Our Saviour will set up His Kingdom in His 'capital city' on a glorified earth. So, let me put it this way; our Creator even went to the trouble of commanding a 'Dirty Sabbath' for the sake of the land remaining productive, so, how would I appear wanting to be a destroyer of the earth. I am not.

Leviticus 25

"And the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, 'then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord'. Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;But in the seventh year 'shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land', a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard...And 'the sabbath of the land' shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee. And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat."

June 25, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

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No,sorry javelin363, I fear God and would not disagree with His Word, The Holy Bible (KJV). Well over 600 years ago The Holy Scriptures of The Word of Truth, The Holy Bible, tried to tell the Scientists (so-called) that our earth is round. You know, just as The Holy Trinity tried to inform people, hundreds of years before Jesus Christ was born, that the universe is expanding.

Isiah 40:21-22...21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is He that sitteth upon 'THE CIRCLE'of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in...<<<

June 25, 2014 at 5:06 p.m.

The Bible as science? Jehovah as Carl Sagan? The Holy Trinity as Larry, Curly and Moe?

That's hilarious! Orr's now claiming science until he claims that science doesn't work.

Orr's scientific stupidity is creationism. This is why creationism is not taught in public schools, but is acceptable as an example of pseudoscience and the gullibility of fundamentalists.

A Dirty Sabbath? Is that like a Dirty Sanchez? Only Fundy-NutZ can dream this stuff up in moves a contortionist couldn't match.

This is why people are leaving all fundamentalist religions. People like Orr holding 3000 year old beliefs that science and history have disproved.

Where's your evidence Orr? Still can't come up with any?

June 25, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.
una61 said...

Sadly, many adults have an irrational obsession with an anthropogenic god.

June 25, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

For a bit of good news, England has banned the teaching of creationism as a scientifically valid theory in all public schools.

It may be discussed as a religious (not scientific) dogma but not in science classes as "science."

No word if the Fundy-NutZ in England will commit suicide by mass crucifixions in protest. Just in case, I'm donating money for wooden posts and 2x4s.

June 25, 2014 at 6 p.m.

una61 said...

"Sadly, many adults have an irrational obsession with an anthropogenic god."

And the snake-oil preachers and evangelists rake in the dough. Isn't there a law against taking advantage of the mentally disturbed?

June 25, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.
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