This week Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Oregon’s Rep. Earl Blumenauer in introducing a resolution declaring that climate change is a national emergency, seemingly oblivious that the notion of global warming is coming under increased scrutiny.
While the vast majority of the scientific community continues to march in lockstep to the mantra of climate change, dissent is growing. ScienceDaily notes that “there is also a small but vocal number of scientists in climate and climate-related fields that disagree with the consensus view.”
The alarmist Democrat-sponsored resolution “express(es) the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes.” Then, as if to undermine the urgency expressed by the first clause, the resolution goes on to state that “nothing in this concurrent resolution constitutes a declaration of a national emergency for purposes of any Act of Congress authorizing the exercise … of any special or extraordinary power.”
The contradictory resolution mirrors the ambivalence of the public at large. According to a recent Gallup poll, while a majority of Americans believe that climate change is occurring, only 44% “worry a great deal about global warming.” Neither, apparently, does President Trump, who in 2017 decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, which aims to combat global warming by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, calling it “onerous” and “harsh.” Others, such as Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, are more blunt. In a press conference in February, Landry called the theory that human activities are the primary cause of climate change a “hoax.”
How much global warming has actually occurred? NASA reports: “The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century” – a period of well over a century.
And then there is the question of the massive amount of money required to solve a dubious “national emergency” – and who will pay for it. The International Energy Agency has estimated that switching from fossil fuels to low-carbon sources of energy will cost an astounding $44 trillion between now and 2050.
Undeterred, Democrats in Congress appear relentless in their goal of making climate change the preeminent issue of our day and will not hesitate to employ hyperbole and outright distortion to drive the nation bankrupt and drown Americans in a sea of new bureaucratic regulation. Thankfully increasing numbers of Americans are warming up to the climate change skeptics and are unwilling to capitulate to the Democratic agenda.
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein socialized with the rich and powerful, harboring a sordid hidden life that came to light in 2008, landing him in prison for the solicitation of underage girls for sex. Epstein was infamous for his private Boeing 727 airliner nicknamed the “Lolita Express,” which ferried guests including Bill Clinton and a bevy of young girls allegedly pressed into prostitution at his Caribbean estate dubbed “Orgy Island.” His laughable 13-month sentence after being accused by more than 40 minor girls of sexual abuse is a testament to his connections in high places.
Alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein will agree to give up names of individuals who took part in the trafficking ring he’s charged with running—in exchange for a substantially lower sentence. “Epstein’s lawyer has already made a proffer to SDNY,” OANN host Jack Posobiec said in a July 8 Twitter post. SDNY refers to the Southern District of New York. “Epstein will agree to cooperate with the investigation, including giving up the names of individuals that paid for activities with underage girls in exchange for a maximum sentence not to exceed 5 years,” he continued, without indicating where he got the information.
Jeffrey Epstein has hobnobbed with some of the world’s most powerful people during his jet-setting life. Future President Donald Trump called him a “terrific guy.” Former President Bill Clinton praised his intellect and philanthropic efforts and was a frequent flyer aboard his private jet. The arrest of the billionaire financier on child sex trafficking charges is raising questions about how much his high-powered associates knew about the hedge fund manager’s interactions with underage girls, and whether they turned a blind eye to potentially illegal conduct.
Everyone knows that Chicago is one of the most dangerous, crime-ridden cities in the United States. But I recently heard an amazing story of transformation and new beginnings in that city. Pastor Wilfredo “Choco” de Jesus and his New Life Covenant Church are making a difference in the heart of Chicago—to the point that crime has dropped as much as 42% in one area as a result of their influence! I’m told that in the “hood,” whoever owns property has dominance. As you’ll read later, his church bought a grocery store/liquor store in a high-crime area. As a result, today there is a medical clinic in that location. And because the church has taken dominance, the crime rate has plummeted! Read more: https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/76942-pastor-choco-chicago-hood-s-crime-rate-dropped-42-when-we-obeyed
The California State Assembly has passed a resolution telling pastors to affirm homosexuality in violation of their biblical beliefs. Assemblyman Evan Low and three dozen other lawmakers pushed the resolution in the state Assembly Judiciary Committee that’s aimed at telling religious leaders in California what they should preach from their pulpits. The measure passed this week, thanks in part to the help of Dr. Kevin Mannoia, Azusa Pacific University chaplain and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals. Liberty Counsel says Mannoia “has become a prop for the LGBT agenda.” Read more: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/june/the-church-is-under-attack-ca-lawmakers-pass-measure-forcing-pastors-to-embrace-lgbt-ideology