The supportive material for Overture 7 (at www.crcna.org/resources/synod-resources) provides a superb summary of the reasons why four leaders of the CRCNA should not have committed the denomination to the AGW activist political movement. Synod should support both Overtures and appoint a Study Committee to determine if the CRCNA should take a position on this issue and, if so, what that position should be.
As an extremely brief introduction, I suggest that delegates consider the following six points:
- From the perspective of science, please consider the fact that all the IPCC Global Climate models ignore solar variation and its effects (water vapor content of the atmosphere, cloud formation, etc.); yet solar variation, not Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), can account for the current global warming on Mars where, to the best of our knowledge, there are no large-carbon-foortprint Gore mansions.
- From the perspective of science, please ponder the Maunder (a time from 1650 to 1710 when sunspot activity reached a nadir and global cooling was present, used as an example to point out several of the inconsistencies of “An Inconvenient Truth” by High School student Kristen Byrnes — her essay contributed significantly to the British High Court ruling that Al Gore’s movie contained alarmist errors and could not be shown to British schoolchildren absent the presentation of a competing viewpoint.
- From the socio-political perspective, please note that there is a strong profit motivation behind AGW theories and that, even if we should bankrupt the United States paying carbon tributes, there would be little positive result because China would still continue to pump huge quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
- From the socio-political perspective, be aware that “politically correct” is probably the best antonym to “logically correct”, “scientifically correct”, “legally correct” and “just plain correct.”
- From the theological perspective, please remember that our world belongs to God, not to the United Nations or the Nobel Prize Committee.
- From the theological perspective, please recall that our denomination belongs to its churches and their members, not to Dr. Bergdorff, Dr. Byker, Rev. DeMoor and Mr. Ryskamp. and then study the wealth of information at the referenced location.