This post is going to be a bit complex, addressing a number of diverse issues.
First, the more I listen to the news, the more I am convinced that liberalism is a mental illness. Case in point #1: the Mayor of New York is suing big oil companies for causing global warming. Case in point #2: former President Obama says that those who watch Fox News live in a different world. Case in point #3: a liberal woman, with whom I frequently debate, likes to label all conservative Christians as “alt-right” and says that Christians are anti-science and believe a myth.
The Mayor of New York, Bill DeBlasio, should spend the taxpayer’s money more wisely than paying lawyers to pursue this lawsuit. The lawsuit is frivolous because there is no empirical evidence that burning fossil fuels causes global warming or climate change. All that the warmists have are poorly constructed correlations between the increase in human CO2 emissions and some warming of the planet. To infer causation from a correlation, the cause must precede the effect, i.e. the rise in CO2 must precede the rise in global temperature. The data on which the wamists base their theory was shown on a poorly constructed time line that seemed to show what they are professing. This data was obtained from ice core studies. But when the timeline is constructed to better show the timing of events, it shows that the warming preceded the rise in CO2 by 800 years. The warmists continue to ignore the fact that there has been no significant warming in almost 20 years. Ignored is other scientific studies that project we may be in a little ice age by 2050. Ignored are the scientific studies that show solar activity being the major driver of weather and climate. Ignored is the fact that climate has been changing naturally since the existence of the earth and a climate. Ignored is the fact that extreme weather events are not abnormal but have been occurring for hundreds of years. Ignored is the fact that the frequency and strength of hurricanes hitting the U.S. has been declining. Ignored is the fact that tornado counts are declining. Ignored is the fact that forest fires are declining and the acreage destroyed by fires is declining. Ignored is the fact that some glaciers have been receding since long before the increase in CO2 and ice in the Arctic and Anarctic is actually growing. Ignored is the fact that polar bear populations are growing and not declining. And, sea level rise is not abmormally fast but has been consistent for a hundred years. Yes, recent events get a lot of coverage from the media, but that does not make them unprecedented.
Regarding case in point #2, Obama just disparaged a major voting block in the U.S. Fox is more balanced in its coverage than CNN, PBS, or the major networks. Yes, Fox is definitely leaning to the right, but at least they make an honest attempt to present both sides of the political spectrum, CNN, on the other hand, devotes 98% of its coverage to anti-Trump news and commentary, with only a token representation of conservative view. CNN is no longer a news agency but a political operative of the left. I used to watch CNN and NBC but no longer. It sickens me the one can turn to CNN any time of day and there will be nothing but anti-Trump programming. CNN is so eager to present anti-Trump news that they do not vet stories and end up presenting false information as true. Trump’s characterization of CNN as “fake news” is appropriate.
Regarding case in point #3, Christians are not anti-science. There is nothing in Christian belief that is inconsistent with science. In fact, it seems that the more we learn in scientific study, the more we see that science confirms what the Bible says. In areas where there may appear to be a conflict, I only say that our science is not complete. There is more to learn. In evidence I would call attention to the amazing amount of order in our universe. Without such order, science would be impossible. It is that orderliness that allowed our scientists to send man to the moon and return. It is that orderliness that allows science to discover cures for diseases and medicines to relieve suffering. It is that orderliness that has allowed all of our technological advances from automobiles, fuels, to microwave ovens, computers and cell phones. Our technology could not exist without the orderliness of the universe. That orderliness extends to DNA, the fundamental building block of all life on the planet. The human body is an amazing feat of engineering design that the best scientific minds have not been able to replicate, yet the DNA code creates consistent life forms continuously. To think that our world is an accident of a big bang rather than intelligent design is illogical. It is equivalent to believing you can put a bunch of monkeys in a room full of typewriters and expect to eventually get the declaration of independence.
Labeling Christian conservatives as alt-right is an ignorant thing. Alt-right has a specific meaning that does not fit Christian conservatives. Whoever tries to label Christians as alt-right needs to do some research to find out what the term means. I am Christian conservative and not alt-right.