Environment

27 Jun 2008 Expelled: Well Worth Watching

Last night, I had the privilege of watching a special screening of the new documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. And I was sure impressed. The movie did an excellent job of showing how Darwinism continues to have a choke-hold on North American academia. But even more impressive was its willingness to address some of the moral implications of Darwinism - especially the devaluing of human life. It was courageously honest in its assertion that Darwinism was an influential factor for some of the most shameful things of the twentieth century, including eugenics, some of the attrocities of the WWII, and even abortion and euthanasia.
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15 May 2008 Ban the Bag?

“Before you attempt to trash the entire plastic bag industry because it’s the latest politically correct thing to do, do a little homework and you will find that the alternatives come with significant environmental and energy concerns.”Richard Friesen is president of Big M Plastics in Lethbridge, Alberta. In this compelling article - written for ARPA Canada readers - Friesen dispels some of the myths surrounding the recent fad of "banning the bag" in communities across the country. As he persuasively explains, some efforts sound admirable and stewardly but we must be careful to do our homework before jumping on the bandwagon. There are reasons why plastic bags are being used so much. Let's not be too quick to ignore these reasons.
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12 May 2008 Evangelical Skepticism about Global Warming

By E. Calvin Beisner (Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, Newsletter, May 10, 2008)National Spokesman, April 29, 2008 In an ad on p. 49 of the April 19/26 issue of World magazine, the Evangelical Climate Initiative claimed, based on an Ellison poll done last summer, that "84 percent of evangelicals support federal legislation to significantly reduce carbon emissions that cause global warming." It didn't tell readers Ellison's definition of "evangelical" was hopelessly broad. A more recent Barna poll, dividing the nation's self-professed born-again population into two groups--"evangelicals" (about 18 million) and "non-evangelicals" (about 77 million), found that "Evangelicals perceive global warming very differently than any other slice of the population--and they view the issue with significant skepticism. Among evangelicals, just 33% say that the issue is a major challenge, compared with 55% of non-evangelical born again Christians. That qualifies evangelicals as the least concerned segment among more than 50 population groups studied." Of all the demographic groups identified in Barna's poll, evangelicals showed the lowest belief in global warming as a critical problem.
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28 Apr 2008 Interview: Weather Channel Founder’s Forecast

The New American - March 31, 2008By William F. JasperInterview of John Coleman by William F. JasperMany believe that global warming is one of the most critical challenges thatface our planet today. According to the United Nation’s IntergovernmentalPanel on Climate Change, many scientists and most environmentalists andtheir allies in the media and academia, uncontrolled rising temperatureswill cause more frequent droughts, food shortages, melting polar ice capsand coastal flooding, and the extinction of polar bears and many otherspecies. They claim that modern, industrialized society is causing globalwarming, and they predict climatic calamity including frequent category fiveand numerous other severe storms resulting in great suffering.
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24 Apr 2008 Effects of Green Hype Beginning to Show

The truth About Biofuel By Kyle Knight - the Shield [www.usishield.com], April 24, 08With biofuels touted as one of the safest and efficient ways to reduce greenhouse emissions, many jumped on to the bandwagon to help ensure a better climate for the world. Recently some have decided to jump off, and sound the alarm, as scientists and researchers point out the detrimental factors resulting from biofuels. Several have presented research identifying that biofuels have resulted in the deforestation of rain forest for more crops and even increasing world hunger. Most recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization released a report calling on developing nations to in act measures to ensure the protection of the environment and reduce hunger. The report said, "the diversion of agricultural crops to fuel can raise food prices and reduce our ability to alleviate hunger throughout the world."
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05 Dec 2007 Giving Birth to Healing – Why All Prospective Parents Should Consider Donating Cord Blood

Giving Birth to Healing – Why All Prospective Parents Should Consider Donating Cord Blood By Mark Penninga Blood – It’s in us to give. Many of us donate blood because it is an easy way to help those in need. But few are aware that every time a baby is born, the umbilical cord and placenta are filled with a most precious type of blood that can also be donated. Generally referred to as cord blood (i.e. from the umbilical cord), this blood is rich in stem cells....

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24 Oct 2007 Global Warming: Two Wrongs Show Us What’s Right

By Jon DykstraThe planet is warming up and so is the rhetoric. Is the Earth doomed if we don’t act now? Have we messed up our planet with all our CO2 emissions? Are we the cause of global warming… or not? One side of the debate would like us to believe there is no debate at all. Former US vice president Al Gore put it this way in his movie An Inconvenient Truth:
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19 Oct 2007 The Kyoto Protocol

By Doug Schouten, November 2002It seems like global bureaucracy was in vogue this past century. Following suit with its fashionable counterparts, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) adopted the Kyoto Protocol (Kyoto) in 1997. Kyoto imposes emissions regulations on all the signing countries with the aim of reducing, by 2012, the so-called “greenhouse gas” emissions to pre-1990 levels. Kyoto also creates a number of new international bodies to oversee its implementation. Now, rather than just relaying some concerns about Kyoto, perhaps a brief outline of global warming trends and the method with which Kyoto seeks to combat these trends is first in order here.
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