Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Opus 2016-45: Green Piece: The Parched Earth Takes a Drink

The Drudge bait-line read “Now parched Earth IS SLOWING sea level rise”.  I had to read this.  When I noticed it was from Yahoo News I put on my baloney filters.  I was not being overcautious.

If you read with discernment you get a piece of the puzzle that had never occurred to me and is very useful if you are concerned about global warming.  The earth absorbs water.  Who would have thunk?  When it is pointed out it seems so obvious. 

I think the key quote is of J.T. Reager from JPL.  It just labels him as an author but I assume he is a scientist who should know something. 
"What we didn't realize until now is that over the past decade, changes in the global water cycle more than offset the losses that occurred from groundwater pumping, causing the land to act like a sponge -- at least temporarily."
I am surprised that this made it past the editors.  Maybe they will remove it in an update.  What is seems to be saying is that the earth is absorbing more water than those evil people are sucking out of it.  Isn’t that what “more than offset” means?

Again we see that it is the satellite information that is giving us more accurate information, just like it has done on global temperature.
“Just how much effect on sea level rise this kind of land storage would have has remained unknown until now because there are no land-based instruments that can measure such changes planet-wide.”
So just as objective satellite sensors tell us that the earth is not heating up like the PC, grant seeking researchers have said, it now tells us that the oceans are not going to rise as projected.  And that is even if the other data is correct, which is a political data point, not scientific.

I wonder if this kind of information has anything to do with the Obama administration cutting funding for the space program and assigning NASA the job of explaining all the contributions of Islam to science.

Of course the PC spin is still inserted by the mindless press.
“Researchers said the findings will help scientists better calculate sea level changes in the years ahead.”
All it is going to require is time for them to massage the data and slant their charts and graphs to show what they want politically.  Then the new calculations will give us more to fear and the government more reason to regulate away our freedom.

The problem with real science is that it doesn’t follow the Progressive agenda.

homo unius libri


  1. Interesting.

    Some people just have too little to do.


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