We have been told by Pope Francis that “climate change” is man-made and that he believes that mankind controls the weather. Everyone is entitled to erroneous opinions. However, he’s the pope, and is the last person whom I would expect to seek to further the worldly program to reduce humanity through contraception, abortion and euthanasia in order to save the “earth”. In case you missed it, the obama Environmental Protection Agency head made her pilgrimage to the Vatican last week to work with the pope on this most pressing threat, declaring that obama and the pope share the same concerns and are in agreement on the issue. This came within a couple of weeks of Pope Francis saying that he was going to write an encyclical exhorting Catholics to go along with the program based upon the “settled” science that “climate change” is not just what we used to call in saner times the weather, but that it is now man-made, and that mankind can actually control the weather, having wrested it from God’s control. Of course, the encyclical being formulated with the help of those good, God-fearing and respectful minions of the obama adminsitration, will be issued in June, just in time for the warmth of the summer to begin, to help make the point that this is all to be believed and acted upon. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere will probably not receive it until your summer begins later in the year.
That the science behind all this is nothing but settled has been proven many times over. However, the believers of this new faith have shrilly resisted the facts that confound, undermine and obliterate the new dogmas, and vociferously condemn the new heretics that hold onto the truth. Yesterday, we are given the news that the scientists behind these new dogmas have been playing with the facts of the data to fit the new gospel, and that this has been going on for some time. Many have known this, but once again the proof has been presented. Right now, the Vatican is getting a little warmer already.
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.
Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.
This was only the latest of many examples of a practice long recognised by expert observers around the world – one that raises an ever larger question mark over the entire official surface-temperature record.
We also read this yesterday, which is a scathing indictment of these new priests calling themselves scientists, going back a couple of years. Spend a few minutes reading this and then ponder why and how the pope would go along with this in the absence of real facts.
There were two things I used to trust. I used to trust that the hierarchy of the Church would teach and hold the fullness of the Faith, despite the demands of the age to change it. I used to trust also that scientists would gather facts and then draw conclusions from those facts. Today, we have both ignoring the facts and contriving the results to reach goals they desire, goals that will lead to misery for those who fall for it.