What Everyone Needs to Know about the Paris Climate Accords

ParisA lot of ink and wind has been expended castigating President Trump for (rightly) withdrawing from this accord. But I daresay few people have read it, which is unfortunate because it is a short document, at just over two dozen pages. When one reads the document, which can be found here, in English, it is easy to see that the climate acts only as a vehicle for social engineering, redistribution of wealth and the ceding of our sovereignty to the United Nations. A few representative excerpts will make that case.

Controlling the climate is dependent upon gender responsivity.

Article 7. 5. Parties acknowledge that adaptation action should follow a country-driven, gender-responsive, participatory and fully transparent approach, taking into consideration vulnerable groups, communities and ecosystems, and should be based on and guided by the best available science and, as appropriate, traditional knowledge, knowledge of indigenous peoples and local knowledge systems, with a view to integrating adaptation into relevant socioeconomic and environmental policies and actions, where appropriate. (emphasis added.)

Does this mean that parties (i.e. Arab countries) that are not “gender responsive” don’t have to participate? What that has to do with climate science is unclear, but the fact that the U.N. will get to enforce this agreement based on how they determine “gender responsive” is very clear. Climate now becomes just another club with which to beat those parties who disagree with whatever whim the U.N. has that day.

The Paris Agreement really has more to do with the “transfer” of technology and money than with climate:

Article 9. 1. Developed country Parties shall provide financial resources to assist developing country Parties with respect to both mitigation and adaptation in continuation of their existing obligations under the Convention.

And here,

Article 10. 2. Parties, noting the importance of technology for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions under this Agreement and recognizing existing technology deployment and dissemination efforts, shall strengthen cooperative action on technology development and transfer.

Follow the money:

10. 6. Support, including financial support, shall be provided to developing country Parties for the implementation of this Article, including for strengthening cooperative action on technology development and transfer at different stages of the technology cycle….

13. 14. Support shall be provided to developing countries for the implementation of this Article.

This is the reason that American Big Business reacted so badly to President Trump’s action. They were positioned for a gravy train that picked the pockets of American taxpayers to fund the development and transfer of these technologies to other countries. Surprise!

And the agreement was designed to subvert state sovereignty:

20.2 2. Any regional economic integration organization that becomes a Party to this Agreement without any of its member States being a Party shall be bound by all the obligations under this Agreement. In the case of regional economic integration organizations with one or more member States that are Parties to this Agreement, the organization and its member States shall decide their respective responsibilities for the performance of their obligations under this Agreement. In such cases, the organization and the member States shall not be entitled to exercise rights under this Agreement concurrently.

This is clearly an end run around the Federal system in the U.S. which precludes states from entering into treaties with foreign powers. But Jerry Brown and his ilk are only too quick to violate the Constitution for the climate.

Lastly, the lie has to be put to any claims of “science” in support of this agreement. The bedrock method of true science since the days of Francis Bacon, is the continual (re) testing of hypotheses with an eye to adjust methods. But climate science does none of that. Dr. Walter Williams, in his recent editorial for Townhall.com (Environmentalists are dead wrong) details some of the history of this movement. In 1970, “…the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology professor at Harvard University, predicted, “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years…” In 1975, “Nigel Calder warned, “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.” But yet, 25 short years later, “In 2000, climate researcher David Viner told The Independent, a British newspaper…”Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said. “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.” In the following years, the U.K. saw some of its largest snowfalls and lowest temperatures since records started being kept in 1914.” Is there anything in all of this that supports a “scientific approach” to the purposes of the Paris Agreement? Of course not!

But what is scientifically observable is that money from the United States will flow into multinational corporations so that they can develop “technology” that will foisted upon poorer countries that will undoubtedly not want nor need it.

Getting us out of the Paris Accords was the right thing to do. Thank you, President Trump!

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Greg Bahnsen – an homage

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the death of Greg Bahnsen a man whGreg_Bahnsenose teaching has impacted thousands both during and after his life.  My own introduction to Dr. Bahnsen happened rather serrendipitously and I can remember the moment, exactly.  It was late one evening and I was doing some research on the internet.  I stumbled upon a website (that no longer exists) and somewhere near the bottom of the bar on the right side, I spied a sermon entitled, “Was the Reformation Necessary?” If I recall, that speech was about an hour long and I was fascinated.  Thereafter, I found many of the 1,500 lectures and classes Dr. Bahnsen has left for us and my interest contiued to grow.   Dr. Bahnsen’s lectures often required several listenings as he was a first rate scholar and an expert in advanced theological and philosophical concepts.  But once his teachings are comprehended, their power and applicability is unmatched.

Dr. Bahnsen was described to me by someone who knew him, personally, as the “20th centuries greatest Christian debater”.  He spent significant energy during his life debating atheists and his 1987 debate against Gordon Stein is still used by Christian seminaries as the best example of the application of presuppositional apologetics.  He was a master of explaining what goes on when a believer meets an unbeliever and those insights are as important today as they were then.  Dr. Bahnsen’s  concept that “God exists because of the impossibility of the contrary” is someting every Christian should have on the tip of their tongues every day.

But more than an epochal intellect, Dr. Bahnsen had a huge heart.  He was a dedicated pastor and a loving father.  In fact, my wife and I have listened to his last sermon several times and have yet to leave it with a dry eye.  As he delivered that sermon, Dr. Bahnsen was facing a risky surgery, his survival from which was uncertain.  He spoke of that uncertainty with a caring for his congregation and family that was immensely moving.

The testimony to the quality of a man’s life may well rest in how people remember him long after he is gone.  Today, there is no less enthusiasm in the descriptions told by Dr. Bahnsen’s friends and acquaintances.  More importantly, his sons carry on his legacy in a way that would make him proud – and with strong evidence of the love and striving for Godliness that he inspired in them.

May God continue to use the work of Greg Bahnsen for the furtherance of His kingdom.  And we give thanks, today, for sharing His Dr. Bahnsen with us.

Soli Deo Gloria

 

Pittsburgh, PA Mayor Peduto: Bring us Syrian Muslims!

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The Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA is one of 18 mayors who recently wrote to Obama asking the administration to admit 100,000 Syrians to America in the coming year. By the way, 97% of those admitted in FY2015 were Muslims, not persecuted Christians.     Here is a story at Triblive.com: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is committed to […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/pittsburgh-pa-mayor-peduto-bring-us-syrian-muslims/

MN Governor Dayton: Don’t like immigrants, get out of Minnesota!

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Update:  A reader just sent me another story on the Governor’s demand to get out, here. Earlier this week, in St. Cloud, MN, the Democrat Governor of the State—Mark Dayton***—made it pretty clear to those who have been questioning the mass importation of Somali refugees to the state—too bad for you, find another place to […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/mn-governor-dayton-dont-like-immigrants-get-out-of-minnesota/

Gatestone: Sweden close to collapse

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More on the Invasion of Europe today…. We mentioned Sweden yesterday, and Germany today.  Here is more news on the Islamic colonization of Europe. From Ingrid Carlqvist at Gatestone (hat tip: Dick): Sweden is fast approaching a complete collapse. More and more municipalities are raising the alarm that if the migrants keep coming at this pace, […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/gatestone-sweden-close-to-collapse/

DNA testing required in wake of widespread Somali family reunification fraud

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In an otherwise whining piece about how the feds are too slow to admit family members of refugees, at least this Frontline ‘news’ story admits that thousands of Somalis entered the US fraudulently resulting in a 4-year closure (in 2008) of the so-called P-3 family reunification program of the US State Department. You should read […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/dna-testing-required-in-wake-of-widespread-somali-family-reunification-fraud/

FBI Director James Comey says it again: They cannot screen Syrian refugees entering the US

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This time he says it before the House Homeland Security Committee in a hearing yesterday, here. Which reminds me—whatever happened to the House Judiciary Committee hearing oversight hearing on the Refugee Admissions Program that had been planned for a couple of weeks ago and abruptly postponed.  Did they chicken out? Or are they now waiting for […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/fbi-director-james-comey-says-it-again-they-cannot-screen-syrian-refugees-entering-the-us/

Female genital mutilation in Minnesota Somali population not disappearing

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Diversity is beautiful (not!) alert! Please read this dreadful story yourselves. So much for assimilation! You can be sure that all of these girls are not traveling back to Africa to have the ‘procedure’ done, it must be being practiced right here in America where it is ILLEGAL. See City Pages, here for news on female […]

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/female-genital-mutilation-in-minnesota-somali-population-not-disappearing/

Reason #6 Why a Muslim Can Never Be President of the U.S. – Child Rape

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In a completely disturbing article in today’s National Review, Attorney David French chronicles how U.S. troops are made to look the other way while Muslim men rape young boys. Even though our troops could protect these little ones they are forbidden because raping little boys is part of the “honor” culture  – and because we as Americans have lost our Christian footing whereby Christ commands us to protect the least among us.

It’s not an open secret, because no one makes any effort to hide it. Men drape themselves around preteen boys, brag about the beauty of their young sex slaves, and abuse them so systematically and thoroughly that these boys often grow up without even realizing there is an alternative to their homosexual experience.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/424391/afghanistan-child-rape-american-troops

So why do they do it?   For two reasons.

First, as Dr. Nabell Qureshi, a former devout Muslim explains, one’s religious doctriines have consequences.  And in Islam the doctrine of Allah holds that Allah is a demanding deity removed from his creation who commands obedience for those who follow him and destruction for those that don’t.  Contrast with the Christian God Who commands love for neighbor and even enemy.  Such a stern doctrine of god has the following consequences:  it sets a stern example to be emulated; it promotes a male power structure that cannot be questioned and it creates an underclass (i.e. women and children) who must be subject to the male, just as the male is subject to this vindictive deity.

Second, the prophet Mohammad, whom the Quran (33:21) says is an “excellent pattern” to follow, married a six year old girl and began having sex with her when she was only nine.  That is why no Muslim country in the world has a law against raping children – because it would contradict the “excellent pattern” of the very prophet of Allah.

So a Muslim President (perish the very thought!) would not be able to enforce the laws of the United States with regard to the saftey of our children.  If he were to do so, he would undercut the very thing that made him a Muslim – belief in the Quran and Mohammad – and that is not possible.

What does “mischief in the land” mean in the Quran?

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Yesterday I posted 5 Reasons a Muslim Can Never Be President of the U.S.  That caused a Muslim visitor (I presume they are Muslim) to question my use of Quran 5:33 which says that people who don’t believe in Islam should have their hands and feet cut off.  The objection given was that “mischief” applies only to criminals.  (I guess in Islam its ok to mutilate criminals.  It’s all part of the “religion of peace” thing.)

But the phrase “mischief in the land” actually applies to those who do not believe in Islam.  So a Muslim could never be President of the U.S. because he would have to cut the hands and feet off 300 million non-Muslims.

If you want to verify this claim, please feel free to do so.   Sunni Islam comprises over 85% of the world’s Muslims and one of their authoritative texts, Tafsir Ibn Kathir.  This tafsir says the following:

Their mischief is disobeying Allah, because whoever disobeys Allah on the earth, or commands that Allah be disobeyed, he has committed mischief on the earth.

Maybe whitemagicknives can offer some justification for their claim.