PETER Ryan (Opinion, CL 13/12/09) draws a very long bow, when he talks of the advantage of belief in God and the so-called “advantage” of belief in global warming causing greenhouse gas emissions, in the same couple of breaths.
Jesus Christ preached on the subject of belief in God and its subsequent obligations.
He practised what he preached, lived in a humble dwelling and never told lies. He ended up being nailed to a cross.
The best known preacher on global warming Al Gore certainly doesn’t practise what he preaches, with buzzing around the world in his jet-stream aircraft.
He also has on hand his three SUVs and an electricity bill for just one of his mansions, located in Nashville, Tennessee, peaking at more than 16 times the average household in the city.
He left Congress with $2 million, however his present worth is more than $100 million and counting.
His reward at the end of the day, as distinct from crucifixion, was the Nobel Peace prize.
Space does not allow me to list the 35 pieces of mis-information in his movie, identified by scientists on our side, but one glaring example was Gore’s photo of two polar bears, allegedly stranded on a piece of ice in the Arctic circle.
We weren’t told that the photo was taken by a marine biology student, Amanda Byrd, in August 2004, at the height of the Northern summer, when the fringe of Arctic ice always melts.
As far as risks are concerned, Australia’s contribution to the world’s environment is so infinitesimal, it would be safer to do as little as possible to risk destroying our economy by supporting Kevin Rudd’s ETS taxation scheme.
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