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May 24, 2012

That Good Ol’ Anti-Carbon Religion

True believers from the Religion of Green stormed the gates of Congress today, spreading the deep ecology gospel. The National Council of Churches Nobody Goes to Any More put out the obligatory press release:

Religious leaders from Christian and Jewish communities spoke in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution rule today at hearings in Washington and Chicago.

The proposed rule would require new power plants to meet a set standard for the amount of carbon they emit when producing energy. The standard will improve the health of God’s Creation and the health of our communities without any increase in the cost of electricity, supporters say.

Nothing like faith (credo quia absurdum—“I believe because it is absurd”) in action.

“If we fail to preserve and protect this world – our only world - by failing to address rising levels of carbon pollution, we betray our responsibility to one another and to future generations,” said Barabara Weinstein, Legislative Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Weinstein was also testifying on behalf of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL).

Carbon dioxide is one of the key greenhouse gases causing global climate change which includes warmer temperatures, more natural disasters and more frequent floods and droughts which affect food production around the world.

Remember the good old days, when global warming hysterics would berate skeptics who pointed to unusually big snowfalls and shouted, “that’s weather! We’re talking climate!” Good times.
Oh, and if plants could speak, I wonder what they’d think of the idea that CO2 is “pollution.”

“As people of faith, we are called to serve as stewards of God’s good creation and to seek justice for those who are hungry, poor, or marginalized,” said Mikka McCracken of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Hunger Program.

She winds up, rears back, here’s the pitch…

McCracken, who also represented the National Council of Churches, said, “We know that climate change has already begun to affect agriculture in the US and around the world, endangering food security for the people of our nation and all members of the global family. Lutherans care and Lutherans make a difference. With [The EPA’s] systemic level help to enact rules that will reduce carbon emissions, we can do more—together.”

Studies show that carbon pollution can be linked to an increased mortality rate and disproportionate health impacts in the African American community and other communities of color. Asthma and other respiratory problems are three times as likely to plague and even kill African Americans.

And she throws a 65 mph fastball right down the middle of the plate: “Carbon dioxide is RAAAAAAAACCCCCCCIIIIIIISSSSSTTTTTTTTT!”

The Rev. Dr. Mari Castellanos of the United Church of Christ made it clear that “Climate change is having enormous impact on Creation – the very Creation that God declared ‘good’; the very Creation that we depend on to live life here on Earth; the very Creation that is a gift of God, not only to us humans, but to all the creatures of the Earth.”

Yes, well. I don’t know what reaction this kind of fact-free, faith-based, reality-challenged “testimony” might have received in Congress, but I know what the response should have been:

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If all the leftists in the world would voluntarily stop breathing, that might help CO2 levels.  Let’s see some action instead of empty words.

[1] Posted by Bill2 on 5-24-2012 at 05:32 PM · [top]

Okay, so…

Reducing our carbon footprint is a good thing, because we don’t want to burdon future generations with our messes. 

Increasing our debt is good because we get to do all kinds of neat stuff today by burdoning future generations. 

I’m glad we care so much for future generations.

[2] Posted by J Eppinga on 5-25-2012 at 04:16 PM · [top]

Studies show that carbon pollution can be linked to an increased mortality rate and disproportionate health impacts in the African American community and other communities of color.

So they’ve gone from “carbon emissions cause global warming”, to “carbon emissions causes climate change”, and when neither of those created the desired levels of angst, they’ve switched to “carbon emissions kill black people”. I’m speechless… hopefully most people will see this as the desperate, manipulative, insane nonsense that it is.

[3] Posted by SpongJohn SquarePantheist on 5-25-2012 at 05:37 PM · [top]

As for asthma, as far as I know, it is not caused by carbon dioxide. And if it is killing large numbers of African Americans, then it is big government, not automobiles or fossil fuels, that are most responsible (“In 2006, an FDA advisory panel voted 11-7 that Primatene Mist , which was under scrutiny because of the CFC issue,  didn’t serve an essential health need.” wait - I thought asthma was fatal for African Americans. I guess the FDA is racist as well).

Although not African American myself, I suffer from mild asthma, and actions like this incline me more to voting out the current administration, than supporting them in their efforts to regulate carbon emissions. And didn’t even the EPA admit that such regulations would not decrease carbon emissions? It would be done for wealth redistribution.

[4] Posted by SpongJohn SquarePantheist on 5-25-2012 at 06:14 PM · [top]

Man them liberals sure like to play that race card.  So much so I think folks are finally wising up and starting to ignore it.

[5] Posted by B. Hunter on 6-13-2012 at 02:51 PM · [top]

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