September 20, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the last chapter of  First Timothy and one chapter of Jeremiah

September 20: 1 Timothy 6, Jeremiah 15 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 6.  Even if you are under the yoke of slavery, honor your masters. Don’t listen to those that teach error, and especially to those that think that with godliness comes financial gain. Remember: The Love of Money is the Root of all evil. Final instructions to Timothy: Guard the Faith.

Jeremiah 15. More calamities awaits the people, for the LORD will not relent. Jeremiah feels dejected, but the Lord reassures Jeremiah.

Climate change is now officially the new secular religion. How did this get started?

The Climate Catastrophe Warriors are at it again. It is now the official religion of the left, having reintroduced the concept of sin as in “Climate Change Sins” and they now offer confessionals. It strangely fits with the custom of having Climate Charlatans offering indulgences in the form of carbon offsets and offering to sell electricity produced 99% from wind power. To top it off, Pope Francis is all in with the  Climate change.

Many years ago, around 1977 Dr. James Lovelock bought a number of HP Gas Chromatographs to set up in the most remote corners of the earth to study pollution and its effect on the climate. What he found was an unexpectedly large amount of dimethylsulphide (DMS) (ref 3) in the atmosphere, and that acted as amicrobes_sar11

condensation point for cloud formation. He was then a paid consultant for Hewlett Packard, so he came over from his native England a couple of times a year, always willing to hold a seminar for us engineers working at Hewlett Packard Analytical, and at one of them he sprung “Daisy-world” on us, before it was published, mostly to see if we could poke holes in his hypothesis. It involved a world that consisted of only two flowers, black daisies and white daisies. The computer simulation starts out with a cold world and a weak sun. The sun warms up until suddenly black daisies appear and cover the earth. This warms the earth some more and white daisies appear. As the sun varies in intensity the mix of white and black daisies changes and this keeps the earth at a stable temperature, as they have different reflective properties. He then went on to say that the whole earth is like a living organism.
Some time later he presented the paper and the next year we asked him how it was received. “You won’t believe it”, he answered. ”Now there are people who actually believe the earth is a living organism. They demand follow-up articles that justifies their belief.” He had partly himself to blame, the name he chose was the GAIA hypothesis, Gaia being the Mother earth Goddess. Talking about religion the Mother Earth people now had their goddess, and expressions like. “The earth has a temperature” became commonplace. For me, being a Christian I read with wonderment what God has to say about the Ecosystem.

We find this in Genesis 1:6-8 (NIV) And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. But God didn’t say: “It was good
The creation story is interesting reading. God takes a whole day out His busy schedule of creation just to create the clouds. In days three to five of creation He adds the statement “And God saw that it was good”, on day six it was “very good”. Could it be that God knows the ecosystem is fragile and we are going to mess it up beyond repair? Exactly why was it then very good? Could it be it was very good after the whole creation was complete, all the components that make up a stable ecosystem was put in place? First then could He finally say: Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
Let us hurry back to our quest for something other than pollution that acts as a negative feedback to make the temperature system stable. With some anxiety (we are part of the ecosystem, so we better try to understand it), but also assurance, we return back to the GAIA factor.
As is mentioned before, Dr. Lovelock had found unusually high amounts of dimethylsulphide (DMS) in places far from any pollution source. Something must have put it there. It turns out DMS is a waste product from phytoplankton, an abundant life form in the oceans, low on the food chain. As ocean temperature rises, phytoplankton levels increase, suggesting a possible feedback mechanism. The DMS molecules act as a condensation kernel for the formation of Clouds. This is something that it is hard to get a grip on. Clouds have a positive feedback as they hold in heat once captured by the earth, but this is more than offset by the large negative feedback caused by the albedo factor. The white clouds act as a reflector, and with more clouds, more of the solar energy gets reflected back out into space. The total reflection back into space from clouds and aerosols is about 31% or 400W/m2. This negative feedback factor can be as high as    – 1.9 W m-2/°C. This means there is a strong negative feedback in the ecosystem keeping the earth from getting overheated, since water vapor is a much stronger greenhouse gas than CO2.
None of this mattered to the Mother Earth people believing in GAIA. They formed a coalition with the communists and socialists and Global Governance advocates and convinced U.N. that CO2 was bad and needed to be controlled, and so IPCC was formed to give the scientific justification why it was necessary to control CO2 emissions. I do not know how many Global Climate models there are out there, but I have seen (ref.1) a chart with 73 Climate models, all pointing to a rapidly warming earth, plotted versus reality, which shows a more or less stable temperature versus time. But the models are all paid for by Government money, so the more, the merrier. They all do a lousy job modeling clouds, so no wonder they fail. (ref. 2) But they produce the result the funding agencies demanded for continuing funding, so the charade goes on. The models are all based on a positive feedback with increasing temperatures. When it gets warmer, the atmosphere can hold more water vapor, and since water vapor is a much stronger greenhouse gas than CO2, it gets warmer still. In reality, the opposite is true. With increased water vapor there will form clouds earlier and lasting longer, leading to a negative feedback that tends to keep temperatures more stable. More CO2 will aid in that stability. Granted, there is still increasing temperatures with increasing CO2, but instead of a gain of   a factor of 2 to 3, which the models predict, there is an attenuation of about 2 to 3, so the real temperature rise is one ninth to a quarter of what the models predict.
But the models are useful for one thing: To create an urgency in people, so they will go along with Global Governance, making an unelected bureaucracy take control of the energy resources.
But even that is a side issue. The real issue is people control, as expressed in Agenda 21. The world has about 7.7 billion people, and some have calculated that an ideal, sustainable world has room for only 700 million people, if enough areas are set aside for wildlife and nature preserves. After all, the animals and the original plants and trees were here first!
This attitude is expressed in a number of recent government advisers.JonathanGruber
The “architect” of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber’s abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a “social good” because it reduces the number of “marginal children,” by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.
The Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren has a plethora of population control suggestions:John_Holdren_official_portrait_small
Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.
One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption—especially those born to minors, who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone. If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it. Adoption proceedings probably should remain more difficult for single people than for married couples, in recognition of the relative difficulty of raising children alone. It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society.
On Involuntary fertility control :…
A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.
Toward a Planetary Regime:

Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market.

The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.
We will need to surrender national sovereignty to an armed international police force:
If this could be accomplished, security might be provided by an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force. Many people have recognized this as a goal, but the way to reach it remains obscure in a world where factionalism seems, if anything, to be increasing. The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization.
This is more than enough to give a hint on what the Obama Administration meant by “Fundamental transformation
This is what happens when people start to serve “The Creature rather than the Creator” and that is “The Lie”.

The connection between “The sin” and “The lie”, represented by Muslims annihilating Christians, and progressives annihilating people is their hatred for the Cross. The Muslims deny Jesus Christ as redeemer by his substitutionary death on the cross, and the progressives deny the cross as redemption of mankind, substituting God with man as redeemer.

This explains the hatred of the cross. It is an offense and a stumbling block for the unbeliever.

Lennart Bilén, 2019

(1) Real temperature over time versus predicted by models.

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(2) Model cloud cover versus reality

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(3) https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/05/16/ocean-bacteria-are-programmed-to-alter-climate-gases/comment-page-1/#comment-2216450

September 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the fifth chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 19: 1 Timothy 5, Jeremiah 13, Jeremiah 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 5 outlines the proper treatment of church members, honor the widows and honor the elders. Then Paul urges Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach’s sake.

Jeremiah 13. Jeremiah buys a Linen Belt, It got ruined. Then God tells about wineskins. Both are object lessons for what is to befall Jerusalem, for pride precedes captivity.

Jeremiah 14. There will be drought, sword, famine and pestilence, the people plead for mercy.

 

September 18, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the fourth chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 18: 1 Timothy 4, Jeremiah 11, Jeremiah 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 4. There is coming a great apostasy. As good servant of Jesus Christ, do not give in to it but bee devoted to the ministry and let no man despise your youth.

Jeremiah 11. The covenant God made with the Israelis was conditional; God promised to be with them as long as they obeyed the commands, but they did not, so the covenant was broken. Then there was a plot against Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 12, Jeremiah pours out his complaint. The LORD gives His answer.

September 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the third chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 17: 1 Timothy 3, Jeremiah 9, Jeremiah 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 3. The Apostle Paul defines the qualifications of overseers and deacons, all because of the great mystery of godliness.

Jeremiah 9. “The weeping prophet” Jeremiah mourns for the people and the people mourn in judgment.

Jeremiah 10. The fight is spiritual: God versus idols. Yet, Jeremiah prophesies about the coming captivity of Judah, which leads to Jeremiah’s prayer.

September 16, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the second chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 16: 1 Timothy 2, Jeremiah 7, Jeremiah 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 2. Paul reminds the believers to pray for all, including the people of authority. Then he explains the roles for men and women in the Church.

Jeremiah 7. The prophet reminds the reader that false religion is worthless, and proclaims judgment on perverted religion.

Jeremiah 8 tells of the valley of slaughter, of sin and punishment and ends up with the question : “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?

 

 

Six years of global warming tourism ships getting stuck in the ice. A Limerick.

The “climate catastrophe” ship

got stuck, t’was the end of the trip.

They got rescued by air

in a state of despair.

Then Svalbard’s new ice lost its grip.

(The Arctic expedition ship Malmö ofGöteborg getting unstuck by its own power four days after the ecotourists/”scientists” got “rescued” by helicopter airlift)

16 personer blev evakuerade med helikopter, sedan MS Malmö fastnat i isen sydväst om   Hinlopenstredet på Svalbard. Videobild.

It started innocently enough. A group of environmental researchers, led by a couple of film producers were going to retrace the Ahlmann expedition of 1931, where he examined the glaciers of Western and Northern Svalbard. The previous few years Svalbard had been ice free in September, so the conditions seemed ideal. Last winter nearly all winter storms went up the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico, dumping a lot of snow on Svalbard, avoiding Greenland. The loss of snow over Greenland is well publicized, but not the extra snow over Svalbard. This meant that the ice was still thick in the same waters where Ahlmann had no trouble navigating. Everybody “knows” that the ice is receding year by ear, and according to Al Gore, all Arctic ice has melted in September by the year 2015, and from then on it will be warmer still, so the sighting of new, healthy ice must be a mistake.

This is the sixth year a polar expedition with global warming “scientists” gets stuck in ice and has to be rescued.

Why is that?

They believe more in what their climate models have proven about global warming than what simple observations could have showed them. It is true that CO2 is a greenhouse gas, and more CO2 make global temperatures rise unless something else changes as well. The thing that changes when temperatures rise is that the air can contain more water vapor before it condenses. Condensed water vapor in the atmosphere is called clouds, and clouds reflect back into the sky much of the incoming sunlight during the day which has a large cooling effect, and keeps the energy in during the night, which has a much smaller warming effect. The net result is that the clouds have a stabilizing effect on the earth’s climate, so much so that the tropics have found its temperature and there will be no further warming regardless of the level of CO2. Nearly all the warming will occur around the poles, and DanishMeteorologicalInstitute has the chart to prove it: These are polar temperatures above the 80th latitude

The winter temperatures have risen about 8 degrees, but there has been no corresponding rise in summer temperatures.

In the winter there are more clouds and it snows more, which keeps temperatures from falling, and in the summer there is all that extra ice to melt. This will be the new normal with the extra CO2. Some glaciers have started growing again.