James Lovelock, ‘Gaia’ somewhat Gone.

June 23, 2012

For those who missed it, scientist James Lovelock, guru for the Global Warming fold, has changed his views.

Here are some quotes from an MSNBC piece:  “The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing.  We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.

“The climate is doing its usual tricks.  There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.

“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added.

He pointed to Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers” as other examples of “alarmist” forecasts of the future.

Here’s more from the Toronto Sun:  http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/22/green-drivel

 

 


Auld Lang Syne

June 9, 2012

Had my day off and took a train to Manhattan, venturing back into the sanctuary connected to where I attended High School.

God touched my life when I was a Sophomore in that secondary institution.  Still retaining the essence of a mixed up kid, He nevertheless called me into ministry.

But not within the section of the vineyard I had been raised in.

You see, when God intervened, it wasn’t in a sanctuary, or even during a religious service.  In fact, I was standing by my locker when it all clicked.

So, the renovated sanctuary looked marvelous, and I’m sure great encounters with the Divine occur there on a regular basis.

But they are not limited to that space.  And that’s turned out to be pretty great as well.

Where is God to be found?  Ohhh, not very far from where you are now…


The NY Times, Paper of Record?

June 6, 2012

At this writing, the New York Times has posted to my email:  “Scott Walker, the embattled Republican governor of Wisconsin, narrowly survived a recall vote on Tuesday, defeating a union-led effort to remove him from office for pushing laws to restrict the collective bargaining rights of state workers.”

Please note the word “narrowly”, not to mention, “survived”, and  “embattled”.

At the same time CBS was able to report:  “With 70 percent of the expected vote in, Walker led Barrett 57 percent to 42 percent.”

Well, the NYTimes, unbiased reporting notwithstanding, Walker won.  Big.

It was never “narrow”.  At least not in the ballot box.