ETHICS, TRUTH, and GLOBAL WARMING

ETHICAL ISSUES:  GLOBAL WARMING

It’s natural…

Global warming is a fact.  Global cooling is a fact.  But global warming caused by man-made carbon dioxide is not a fact (a fact being absolute truth).  Earth’s conditions continue to change because of constant cosmological and geological functioning. The earth precesses (wobbles on its axis) and its poles shift.  Temperatures change.  Sunspots affect conditions on earth; recent studies show that the sun’s activity affects the formation of certain clouds (water vapor), which themselves affect climatic conditions.  Plate tectonics move entire continental masses, and sub-sea rifting and volcanoes affect ocean currents and temperatures world-wide.  Earth is not a static entity—it’s dynamic, constantly changing, and it’s big.   Conditions on earth and in its atmosphere change as well—they must.

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS ISSUES: SCIENCE and NATURE

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS – MORE THAN SCIENCE

As a scientist and philosopher, I write to see what I think.  Here’s what I think, for what it’s worth.  You decide.

I’ve been trying to reconcile science with spirituality for some time now and found that it can’t be done from either end—it requires that we go up a level (to philosophy, their source).   I’m lucky to have had a peak experience in 1992, www.extremeethics.org/ethics-peak-experiences/ an unexpected but true enlightenment that set me on a promising track and caused me to write a book about ethics. Writing To Tell The Truth provided me with plenty of opportunity to “see what I think” and show that much of it is well-founded.    One of the things I’ve found is that we all have faith whether or not we want it or even admit to it.  Want an example?  We fall asleep at night fully expecting to wake up.  That’s faith.  Don’t believe it?  You don’t have to—it’s there anyway…

Faith is based in reason (not religion), and man is gifted with intellect that enables him to reason—it’s what identifies mankind.  Rationality provides us with the means to shape our individual destinies in accordance with the way we should live our lives, but we don’t always do this.  We forget that while we all create our own individual lives as we live them, we do not create nature.  That’s already been done—nature created us.  Witness the Universe and the living Earth of which we are a product.

Science dates the Universe at some 13.7 billion years, but in order for it to have happened, there had to be a cause.  Something (this something being the basis for many religions) had to precede it, even though we can’t identify it because it’s literally beyond our dimension—metaphysical rather than physical.  Our innate spirituality is given of this dynamis (a metaphysical term; science has no such concept).

I’ve often made the point that an effect can’t prove its cause, a result can’t prove its origin, a conclusion can’t confirm its grounds, an outcome can’t define its input nor can an end justify its means.  These are all ways of saying the same thing: that the answer to the origin of anything always lies outside of the thing itself (Gödel’s mathematically-proven Incompleteness Theorem).

I submit that Consciousness is that base, and Truth its manifestation.  Our intellect is a divine gift that we often accept without acknowledgment, perhaps because we tend to associate ‘divine’ with religion.  But religion isn’t a factor.  Truth precedes religions and even the universe, and intelligence is based in truth—a given available to you whenever you decide to use it–and the answer lies in the givens.

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS ISSUES: GETTING USED TO THE TRUTH

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS and NATURAL LAW

Water drop - Water drop background. Water of the WorldWeather patterns in the 1970s suggested to some that Earth was in a cooling trend with the coming of a new ice age.  Then in 1985 there arose the ‘crisis’ over the growing ‘hole in the ozone layer’ (which varies annually), suggesting global cooling.  The ‘hole’ over Antarctica was growing, thought by some to be exacerbated by man-made chlorofluorocarbons.  (But ozone-driven phenols in tree rings date the start of ozone depletion in northern latitudes at the late 1700s, long before air-conditioning–or any man-made chemicals for that matter.)  Further global cooling could result in further depletion of the ozone layer! but wait!—currently NASA predicts that the ozone layer will be fully-recovered by 2070 (perhaps as a result of the new threat of ‘global warming’?).  And now we are presented with yet another crisis: ”Peak Water Is Here!”  Alarmists tell

ETHICS ISSUES: CLIMATE CHANGE

imagesCA67UIAUCLIMATE CHANGE IS A PERFECTLY NATURAL OCCURRENCE, and MAN IN ALL HIS ARROGANCE CANNOT CONTROL IT.  Earth is in an interglacial period (meaning it’s warming naturally).  Nature is adapting and will continue to adapt to it as it has for millennia.   It’s the system at work, and it’s a good thing, not bad. We need only act responsibly, relax, enjoy it and stop trying to change it because we can’t (another good thing).  http://www.extremeethics.org/?p=708

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It’s clear that Earth is a living planet, unique in our solar system, probably beyond.  Although born devoid of life, it seems to have created its own unique environment for it; it has remained alive since the advent of prokaryotic bacteria some 600Million years ago. That the geologic and biologic realms are interrelated is supported by the coevolution of organisms, climate and the earth’s crust as deduced from the geologic

ETHICS and THE TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE – One More Time

THE TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

imagesCAQHFTNPThe evidence against significant ‘global warming’ due to mankind’s activities is beginning to get overwhelming.  Why?  Because the agency that started it all back in 2007 (IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, on which AlGore based his convenient lie) is revising their earlier predictions.  Seems they “dramatically overemphasized the impact of anthropogenic (man-made) climate change.”  (How many times have we told you this?)  A new report will reconcile the incorrect measurements used to calculate temperature changes in its previous reports.

This revelation follows new (overwhelming) evidence of global cooling with an increase in polar pack ice and a concomitant increase in sea ice.  Reports Climate Depot’s Marc Morano: “As a long observer of the (IPCC/AlGore) global weather movement, I can say that the events of 2013 (have) been one of the most devastating to the movement. 

ETHICAL ISSUES: THE ETHICS OF NATURE

NATURE’S CODE of ETHICS

It’s clear that Earth is a living planet, unique in our solar system and perhaps beyond. As a geologist/earth scientist I can speak with some authority about our planet, and there exists scientific support for the following professional/personal conclusions in spite of its necessarily deduced origins. I welcome your checking the facts.

Although Earth was born devoid of life, it seems to have created its own unique environment for it, and has remained alive since the advent of prokaryotic bacteria some 600Million years ago. That the geologic and biologic realms are interrelated is supported by the coevolution of organisms, climate and the earth’s crust as deduced from the geologic record.

We don’t know the origin of the simple prokaryotic (photosynthetic) bacteria that started it all in the preCambrian period, but the fossil record supports their existence. These simple cells (without nuclei) were responsible for altering the