WATER: and Climate Change…

The major factor in Earth’s changing climate is not coal, nor mankind, nor carbon dioxide, or anything other than Earth’s water.

THE HYDROSPHERE:  EARTH’S WATER

It's all about water

It’s all about Water…

The hydrosphere includes all of Earth’s water in all its forms (vapor, liquid and ice) in all its locations.  We don’t know its source (it is entirely possible that it is a product of earth itself), but we do know that the amount of water in earth’s system remains constant—it does not increase or decrease.  Further, the interchange between its forms being virtually instantaneous and automatically varying according to temperatures within the system provides the rapid spontaneous balance necessary for earth’s adaptability to changing conditions. There is constant feedback between the oceans (and the rest of the hydrosphere) and the atmosphere.

Oceans cover some 70-percent of Earth (about 130 million of Earth’s area of 197 Million square miles).  The average depth of the oceans is about 2.4 MILES; this translates to some 343,548,500,000,000,000,000 gallons of water that are always moving by convection, pressure, evaporation, gravity and the Coriolis effect (due to Earth’s rotation).  This massive (and active) heat sink has great impact on temperature, the atmosphere and therefore the biosphere as well.  There is constant exchange of energy between the oceans (and the rest of the hydrosphere) and the atmosphere, that helps maintain Earth’s life-sustaining balance.

Ocean currents are instrumental in controlling Earth’s climate; in fact, they are a major mechanism of climate change.  There are 17 major currents affecting the globe, among them the Gulf Stream, Kuroshio, Equatorial, Humboldt, Labrador and Australian Currents.  Some are warm, others cool, but all move vast amounts of seawater over vast areas of Earth in all three dimensions,, necessarily affecting climate and temperatures.  www.sciencedaily.com/articles/  They also affect the atmosphere.

ETHICS IN RETREAT: MODERN POLITICS

ETHICAL ISSUES:  POLITICS

Whereas an earlier post described conservatism/Constitutionalism in apolitical terms, this one confirms liberalism as innately political. Welcome to Realpolitik–politics without ethics.

Today’s liberalism is rooted in the cultural revolution of the Enlightenment. Enlightened(?) intellectuals reject the traditions of the past, especially its entrenched historical religious authority, embracing instead a secular ethic of natural reason—conclusions based solely on physical evidence—pioneered by the  largely mechanistic Cartesian  approach to the world.  The ‘enlightened’ view the world as a sophisticated machine, an apglobal_warming_by_teabing1pliance with no self-healing properties not able to survive on its own.  Well, millions of years of earth history confirms that it’s just not so,.  Natural/organic systems are “non-fragile,” meaning they develop as a response to disorder.  In other words, they repair and develop on their own, and we don’t have a clue how that works.  That being said…

Modern liberal thought is founded in the Critical Theory of the ‘30s. Based on Marxist conjecture and an underlying thesis that “history is about which groups have power over which other groups,” it combined social theory, philosophy, economics and cultural criticism in its behalf.  Its framework includes deconstructionism, an outgrowth of the ‘philosophy of language’, that removes meaning from existing text and reinserts another meaning of current liberal choice.  (It amounts to one’s being told by the ‘enlightened’ elite what one thinks.)

THE ETHICS OF ISLAM

IS ISLAM ETHICAL?

Ethics being founded in truth, Islam is demonstrably unethical on its face. The Qur’an and its supporting documents deny the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus 9781627874267of Nazareth, claiming that He died a natural death at a much later date. Additionally, Islam denies the Christian Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In doing so, Islam denies the very foundations of Christianity, effectively nullifying it as a religion. It does this on the basis of convenient alterations to the Christian Bible made hundreds of years after the fact (early Seventh Century), claiming theirs to be the ‘genuine’ bible.

Regardless of one’s views concerning religions and their validity, the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth are historical fact, and may not be changed or dismissed as irrelevant. The denial of history is not only inexcusable, IT IS UNETHICAL. A few examples: According to Islam, Allah/God would

THE LIBERAL ETHIC: PART II – THE DECLINE of the INDIVIDUAL

THE LIBERAL ETHIC  II the DECLINE of the INDIVIDUAL

THE LIBERAL WAY

BEWARE the LOW ROAD

The later 20th Century witnessed a lessening of vitality in the public sector.  The promise of scientific progress was weakened with the realization that science might go too far (as witnessed by the atrocities of both World Wars—ethnic cleansing and thermonuclear power).  An increase in leisure activities cut into interpersonal relations.  Television and the computer led to a more depersonalized mode of interaction—the public consuming media (and therefore subject to being manipulated by it) rather than paying attention to politics and interfacing with other people—and politics became more of a ‘spectator sport’ than a personal involvement.  In effect, democracy was colonized by mass media and the liberal elite.  The group, not the individual, became paramount.

Liberalism has come to control mass media (newspapers, television, even Hollywood) and dominate the

THE LIBERAL ETHIC I – A HISTORY

THE LIBERAL ETHIC:           A HISTORY

THE LIBERAL WAY

BEWARE the LOW ROAD

Modern conservatism favors financial responsibility, individual freedom, limited government and a strong national defense. Its tradition, by definition, dates back at least to Plato.  As such, it has a spiritual dimension that affects its morality, and cannot be considered secular in any absolute sense.  But conservatism is regarded “behind the times” in liberal quarters.

 

The proliferation of newspapers, literary journals and salons occurring in the 18th Century resulted in an explosion in mass communication and exchange of information.  This, and the growth of public venues where ideas could be shared, developed and spread, resulted in the shaping of public opinion and enabled challenging the status quo to an unprecedented degree. Government control of the electorate initially was made more difficult by the growth of public venues where ideas critical of the

ETHICS and the PRESIDENCY

SETTING AN EXAMPLE:

OUR UNETHICAL PRESIDENT

President Obama said he’d fundamentally transform America, and he’s delivered on that promise.  What follows is all a matter of record.  (And we were warned…by Himself.)

In 2008, Senator Obama was asked about his position on our flag.  His answer:  “…I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides.”  (This from a federal officer pledged to support ‘our side.’)  “There are…people…to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression…The anthem itself conveys a warlike message…the bombs bursting in air and…that sort of thing.”   Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be swapped for something …less bellicose…like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’. If that were our anthem, then I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer