Scotland Declares State of Climate Emergency – What Does This Mean?

Scotland Declares State of Climate Emergency – What Does This Mean?

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

From Wildlife (WWF), Scotland…

Responding to the news that the First Minister has declared a climate emergency [1] Gina Hanrahan, Head of Policy, WWF Scotland said:

“The First Minister is absolutely right to declare that we are facing a climate emergency. Climate change is already everywhere, in disrupted weather affecting farmers here in Scotland, in melting sea ice in the Arctic hitting nature, and in extreme weather such as hurricanes, wildfires and heatwaves destroying lives and livelihoods around the world.

“Politicians from across the spectrum need to work together to lead the rapid and large-scale emergency response that we urgently require. A new expert report later this week is expected to advise a deadline year for ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change. This will need political support for ambitious new targets and accelerated actions to make homes warmer and renewable powered, to support sustainable farming, and to help get polluting fossil fuel vehicles off the roads.”  Click here to read more


The calls for Governments to declare a “climate emergency” have been growing since the visit of the 16 year old activist, Greta Thunberg from Sweden, who joined in the ridiculous protests in London recently.  We’ve heard of lions being led by donkeys but now we have politicians led by children to add to the “donkeys” image, now well embedded in the minds of voters as we watch the increasing political chaos across the UK, highlighted by the anti-democratic efforts of the Westminster Parliament to overturn the vote to leave the European Union. 

However, with all the (crackpot) calls for a state of emergency to be declared, actual practical measures (which is always what we need to deal with any emergency) are in short supply. 

So far, the Scottish hierarchy (and UK hierarchy in general) have been either silent or going along with the climate change propaganda but what now – what if the measures brought in to deal with this contrived emergency include, e.g. population control measures?  What if Scots are to limit family sizes to say one, two or (if they’re in a generous mood at Holyrood) three children?  There is definitely a view around that “unsustainable human population growth… [is] leading us to conclude that we not only need smaller footprints, but fewer feet.”

Should Scots Catholics be concerned about this declaration of a “climate emergency”?  And if there are measures proposed which are in conflict with Catholic family life will the bishops publicly oppose them?  And would it be helpful if the bishops were to speak out to reassure us all that there is really nothing to worry about, that Our Lord has instructed us not to worry about tomorrow, what we are to wear, or eat,  that our Heavenly Father knows our needs and will take care of us… would that be a good contribution to the climate debate from Catholic priests and bishops? After all, if a Christian street preacher wearing one of their “the end of the world is nigh – repent!” wandered into any TV studio during a discussion on the claims that we only have 12 years to sort out the planet or it’s “curtains”, he’d be laughed off stage.  Why is David Attenborough any different?  Did I miss the “David Attenborough is infallible” announcement? 

Comments (45)

  • Josephine Reply

    There’s one thing we can bet on, and it’s that the SNP plans for emergency measures will come at a price for the population – for one thing, the cost of petrol will go up.

    There was a report in the Daily Mail last Saturday saying that the SNP’s “eco crusade” will force families to bring their homes up to scratch by buying a new boiler or facing a huge fine. I tried to find it online, but can’t find it. So, it’s already started.

    April 30, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      Actually Josephine Our Council is ripping out Perfectly good Boilers in this spending spree . At the moment we get a chance as it’s not compulsory and I have refused it . But if they say it has to go in then al have to go along with it .
      Now am going for a Sauna to the Local Swimming Baths where if ever energy was wasted it’s in these Local Authority Lesuire Centers .

      April 30, 2019 at 12:50 pm
    • editor Reply


      Very true. There is no doubt about it, this “emergency” will cost us a packet.

      April 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Just a quick reply here to this eejit of a Wummin but unfortunately dangerous. She’s revelling in this new State of Emergency like the way that other Dumplin Alexander Cortez was about Cows [breaking wind]. As for the young lady she should be more aware of The Religion of Peace than the Climate Change expert that she professes to be. Do they not know that WE know that it should be India and China that should be being spoken to. Are they cutting back on their Coal Fired Power Stations, not a bit. And I could bet David Attenboroughs Pension Book that not ONE of these Countries has a Windmill. As Donald Trump said about Cortez’s Green Deal. One can only watch TV when the wind 💨 is blowing. God give us strength From these Idiots.

    April 30, 2019 at 12:43 pm
  • gabriel syme Reply

    Sturgeons climate waffle was just her typical grandstanding, trying to take the spotlight away from the paucity of her progress to independence.

    Its the usual pattern for scottish politics – politicians organised some contrived action (“school strikes” for the climate) then use this as a vehicle for their own agenda, while claiming to be responding to public concern.

    I think the climate lobby’s exploitation of Greta Thunberg – a young girl who suffers from Apergers Syndrome, OCD and selective mutism – is despicable. With her conditions she is someone prone to becoming obsessed with issues and clearly prone to being influenced She is not someone capable to taking a questioning view or of communicating (asking questions) well.

    I believe someone with her conditions has been selected as a pawn, as to see a young girl with these challenges becoming prominent causes an emotional response in people, they will be less likely to question or decry her, instead naturally wishing to support her. She has even been nominated for the nobel peace prize, as part of the theatre. There is an obvious desire to influence the young also.

    If anyone does ask awkward questions, then she can always fall back on her selective mutism. She would make a good politician in fact!

    Ultimately, I am yet to be convinced there is anything amiss with the climate. Throughout my lifetime, regular warnings of “doom in 10 years” have been issued, starting in the early 1980s and continuing regularly until now.

    None of these prophesies come true and so I am skeptical of the climate lobby, regarding them as having the same credibility as the zany protestant man who often wrongly predicts “the rapture”. If he is a laughing stock, I don’t see why climate scientists are not also.

    Like anything, the climate lobby should be judged on its record, and it has a long history of scandals, mis-judgments and failed predictions. Some examples of the latter:

    In 1982, the UN – Mostafa Tolba, Chief Exec of UN Environmental Program (UNEP) – said “ the world faces an ecological disaster as final as nuclear war within a couple of decades unless governments act now.”

    In 1989, the UN – Noel Brown, UNEP boss in New York – said entire nations would be “wiped from the map” if global warming was not reversed by the year 2000.

    In 2001, the IPPC UN report said that climate change would mean no more snow. Wrong. By 2012, it said climate change was responsible for more snow than ever.

    In 2007, Ranjendra Pachauri – chief of UN IPPC – said 2012 was the new disaster date and “what we do in the next 2 or 3 years will determine our future”.

    In 2007, “scientists” in the US said that arctic summers would be ice-free by 2013, as reported by the BBC.

    In January of this year, 2019, Democrat Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed the “world is going to end in 12 years” if we don’t address climate change.

    It is a disgrace and shows how gullible and unthinking people (and especially secular people) are, that this continues.

    I am particularly angered to see weepy teenagers on the news, bubbling about being “the last generation”. I do not know which I have greater contempt for, their extreme gullibility or their lack of backbone. How the climate lobby gets away with terrorising simple people in this way, I do not know.

    Sturgeon and her ilk are only interested in this as a means of taxation anyway – such as the recent proposals to charge people for parking at work. And so I do not think they would attempt to enforce strict lifestyle conditions – not that our oxygen-thief Bishops would oppose them anyway.

    Sturgeon should be asked why she is so pro-immigration, given increasing population can only increase Scotland’ consumption and carbon footprint. When you scratch the surface, you see how many of politicians priorities are in fact conflicting, which must mean some of them are only for show.

    Climate activists should also be held to account, even if they sincerely believe here is a problem, why target a nation like the UK which has an excellent record of addressing, emissions, recycling etc?

    Why are they not in places like China, which regularly opens new fossil fuel power plants etc?

    The whole thing is a nonsense in my opinion – the invented problems of over-privileged people with nothing to else to worry about.

    I will say that if the nice sunny days Scotland has enjoyed this year (and last) are the results of global warming – then bring it on!

    April 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    • Fidelis Reply

      Gabriel Syme,

      A fabulous post – thank you for all that information, most of which I did not know.

      I’ve not heard at all about Greta Thunberg having those conditions – I already thought it was shocking to use a young girl like that but knowing she has those conditions, makes it even worse. These politicians and climate fanatics have just no integrity, whatsoever.

      The previous false predictions are extremely useful and I’ll be putting them to good use, LOL!

      I agree with you totally (in case you haven’t guessed!) – the whole thing is a nonsense.

      April 30, 2019 at 12:56 pm
    • editor Reply

      Gabriel Syme,

      I agree with Fidelis – a fabulous post. Packed with information. Many thanks. I’m going to read it again and then pretend I’m involved in an interview with the leader of Extinction Rebellion to test how much I can remember. I’ll let you know… next week 😀

      April 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm
  • Chris McLaughlin Reply

    I say this with no sense of satisfaction, but one of the reasons why population control measures will not be necessary is that around the globe the overwhelming majority of couples are voluntarilly choosing to limit the size of their families by means of artificial contraception.

    The global fertility rate average (number of lifetime births per woman) is currently about 2.3 and still falling. This is roughly the replacement level required to mainitain the current population. If the fertility rate falls further then the global population wuill begin to decline.

    Contrary to popular myth, the fertility rate in almost all of the world, including most of what we used to call the Third World is well below three, and the rate is falling fastest in poorer and middle-income countries where the standard of living is rising fastest. Addis Ababab has a lower birth rate than London. (Look it up if you don’t beleive me.) The evidence shows that as child mortality falls, and incomes rise, people have fewer children. The present cotinued rise in global population is almost entirely due to longer lifetimes in midlle income countries, where due to improved health and nutrition people are living longer than ever.

    The UN population “experts” believe global population will only ciontinue to rise for around another twenty years, before entering sustained, steady decline.

    It is this fall in population which is likely to make most of the proposed climate control measures unncecessary.

    April 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm
    • Fidelis Reply

      Chris McLaughlin,

      So, why is it that the climate “experts” continue to speak about population being a problem – that link in the introduction was clearly saying we need “fewer feet” not just fewer carbon footprints. So, why are they saying that?

      Don’t get me wrong – I totally agree that the reality is a lower population but the way I hear these conversations, it’s as if the politicians and climate “experts” really don’t want any people around on the planet except themselves! I think they really want to decimate the world – or am I being melodramatic?

      April 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm
      • Chris McLaughlin

        There are experts and there are so-called experts. The late and sadly missed ahns Rosling falls very much into the former category. he explains all of this here:

        And there is a much more concise version here:

        April 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm
      • editor


        I’m looking forward to studying that (concise!) video asap. Thank you for posting – we need all the hard facts we can pack into our heads to beat the population growth alarmists.

        April 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm
      • Chris McLaughlin

        For the avoidance of doubt I do not agree with Rosing’s value judgements. He clearly state that he believes artificial contraception is a good thing. However his analysis of the data is impeccable. Worldwide female lifetime fertility rates have fallen largely due to artifical contraception.

        He was also unafraid of the political correctness crowd, pointing out for example that the AIDS problem in Africa is due to promiscuity. (Although he uses the less judgemental sounding word “concurrency”.)

        May 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm
      • editor


        Your “avoidance of doubt” comment reminded me that I’d still to view the video which I have now done. Despite a string of distractions and interruptions, I got the gist of it.

        In fact, our common sense should tell us that female fertility has fallen due to the use of artificial contraception, which is why you will never hear me advocating IVF – my sympathy for those “longing” / “desperate” to have a child (after years of blocking the possibility) is somewhere between 0 and minus 0. I’m a hard wummin…

        Anyway, thank you for the video – it helps to have a visual means of explaining data and his building blocks were very helpful.

        May 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm
      • Chris McLaughlin

        There is a very good short video here on the AIDS crisis in Africa, where Rosling states that promisuity is the problem. It should be pointed out for those that don’t know that Professor Rosling was by far the most famous and celebrated figure worldwide in statistics and global health during the 2000s. He was extremely well regarded by the statistical world and had for many years held a professorship at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, which is the orgainsation which awards the Nobel prize for Medicine. He was definately not just some random crank.

        May 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm
      • editor

        Thanks Chris. I look forward to watching that asap. Hopefully tomorrow.

        May 3, 2019 at 10:18 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Chris if as You say the Reality is a Lower Population then why is Sturgeon so intent on raising the Population by bringing in more and more Muslims.
        Also should she not as this is a so called Diverse Country and Sturgeon is always talking about Diversity should there not be more in the words of famous people Easter Worshippers.

        April 30, 2019 at 5:31 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Not melodramatic, just right on (or, spot on, as they say in certain remote areas of the world…..)

        In the New World Order, “over-population” is a problem whose counterpart was non-Aryan races during the Nazi regime. Planned Parenthood is a key part of their scheme to eliminate undesirable races…or, as Hilary Clinton would put it, “deplorables.”

        April 30, 2019 at 10:48 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    Recalling freezing in Editor’s back yard in the middle of May, 2008, the only climate change I’d wish for Scotland is for that nation to get warmer…

    If you follow the carbon footprints of these climate change liars and useful idiots, you will find that they lead straight to yet more socialist/bureaucratic tyranny (the EU, after all, is a bureaucratic version of the USSR). The real emergency, however, is the lack of intelligence, the lack of honesty, the lack of morality and the lack of Christian faith in the modern West. As Jean-Francois Revel put it, we – especially our “leaders” – are in a full-fledged “Flight from Truth” on every front.

    April 30, 2019 at 3:14 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      You thought THAT day was cold?

      April 30, 2019 at 8:41 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    I apologise Ed for being Crude in an earlier post . I wonder if wee Nic will give a thought to the Literally Dozens of Orange Walks that are about to take place over the next few Weeks and Months. I E all the Emmissions from 1000s of Vehicles waiting Behind a Big Guy with a Drum . Or is it a Big Drum behind a Little Guy am getting to that confused age . Or maybe Sturgeon like her right hand wee Nyaff Patrick Harvie sees lots of Scots dressed up in Showwaddywaddy Suits getting much needed Exercise . Your thoughts Please Mrs or Ms or whatever you like to be known as today Mrs Sturgeon. Or are you going to create a State of Emergency on the Big Day or will that Emergency take care of itself. You like to Talk the Talk( so pardon the pun ) maybe it’s time you started Walking the Walk .

    April 30, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    • editor Reply


      Worry not – I know I’m something of a prude so it’s good of you not to take offence.

      Interesting point about the Orange Walks to come – I doubt very much if there’s a climate “expert” in the land who would dare to challenge them!

      April 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Thanks have a good May Day. God Bless .

        April 30, 2019 at 10:31 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    I’m wondering if there’s another shoe about to drop here, as Gabriel Syme hinted at, namely, the “threat” of climate change is just an added [false] reason to stay in the EU. Brexit, dontcha know, will not only bring economic ruin to the Isles, but environmental ruin as well. Are you all trembling in your boots yet? Ready to stop eating meat and stop having children in order to save the planet, and the EU into the bargain?

    (I wonder why the Muslims haven’t been advised to stop having children. Perhaps because on the political correctness totem pole, Islam ranks higher than, and therefore trumps, LGBS, climate change, feminism, abortion, gun control….)

    April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      Nothing would surprise me – they’ve tried every other argument (not) in the book to get us to reverse Brexit.

      As an aside… I notice that our leader is no longer talking about Scotland being an independent nation but an independent EUROPEAN nation…

      April 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      Victor the Muslim thing is most definitely a Mystery. Of course maybe it’s because their Children dont have a Carbon Footprint. Or is it that maybe Sturgeon has a Hidden Burka Factory ready to make Millions of them at a moments notice. All kinds of hidden Agendas could be at work here that could help out Our Scottish Industries ( and that’s a Joke in itself ) like making more Whiskey if the Muslims become Diverse. Just think of the money that could be made selling Whiskey to Muslims. Not for to drink of course but fuel for their cars maybe there’s method in her madness. Personally though I think it’s a 🐷 in the poke .

      April 30, 2019 at 10:29 pm
      • RCAVictor


        I’m guessing that the key to the mystery is, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” – or at least, my temporarily useful friend. But when Christianity has been suitably wiped out, or rendered even more impotent than it is now, the Muslims will find themselves the next target…along with the LGBS-ers.

        April 30, 2019 at 10:52 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Your not guessing your Spot On . What also comes of the above Ludicrous Climate Warming. Global Heating article and debate posts is integrity. Have these Politicians been completely bought off by the Thermostatically Controlled Earth Cabal with as we know George Soros leading the way, they probably have . It reminds me of St Thomas Moores Mock trial when he turned to Richy Rich who had told Public Lies to get him up the Ladder and at that time was made Secretary of Wales for his conniving. St Thomas turned to him and in the Film looked at him probably the same way Our Lord looked at Judas and said ” Richy have you Not heard. What Doeth it Profit a Man if he Should Gain The Whole World 🌎 yet Suffer The Loss of His Soul . But for Wales ,You have done it to Gain Just Wales ” . And here we are 500 years on and their willing to sell their Souls just for Scotland. I had a dream ( when I was sleeping of course) and in the dream i was asked to forego my integrity for the sake of Truth. I took the correct Path .It made me sort of take a little inventory and look back on my past , 2 incidents stand out . One was in a Pub where a money lender lost the Rag with a few guys and shouted out ” Get off my back ,there’s not one of you (Bleep) doesn’t owe me money in here ” . The place went deathly quite and one voice spoke and it was me . I said ” I owe you Nothing ” and he accepted that, boy it felt
        good. The 2nd time was when I was an Engineering Supervisor and an outside contractor offered me a Brown Envolope
        I.E. a bribe and I knocked it back . The one who was directly above me took it though. I know am Boasting but in the Lord for if I did not have my Catholic Faith I wouldn’t have been able to deny those 2 incidents Boy but does it not Half Feel Good in fact it Feels all Good. Am not saying am any Saint far from it but it makes me look like one when I see all of these No Users trying to feed at the same corrupt trough at the same time .

        May 1, 2019 at 2:18 pm
  • Lionel Reply

    “What Does This Mean?”
    It means that she will ask you for more money; she is going to increase taxation!…

    April 30, 2019 at 10:06 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    Apparently Mzzz Sturgeon has received her “climate state of emergency” marching orders from elsewhere:

    In other words, the “Thermostatically Controlled Earth cabal,” as FOOF so masterfully put it, is now using focus groups to figure out how to get people in enough of a panic to where they’ll willingly surrender what’s left of their wallets to “save the earth.”

    Madison Avenue has been involved in the goof-ball tree-hugger movement since its inception, but it looks like they’re really trying to dig deeper into our minds.

    Good thing my own mind is not fertile ground for deep digging….

    May 1, 2019 at 4:42 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      That struck me as soon as it caught on – the switch in language from “climate change” to “climate emergency/crisis”. What this entire industry is revealing – exactly as the industries surrounding “LGBT+ rights” and other ideologically driven movements have revealed – is the almost total collapse of critical thinking among the UK population. It’s truly incredible to watch panel after panel of well-known politicians, academics, activists, whoever, all sombrely discussing the coming extinction of the human race without even the flicker of a doubt crossing their minds. Utterly beyond belief. I just pray that I’m still here in 12 years to say “oops!” What – David Attenborough was wrong? Well, whatdyeknow!

      There’s no question that the SNP will now use this “green” agenda to force us to “improve” our homes to be more “energy efficient” – and if we can’t afford it, there’s always a bank loan, seems to be the message.

      Well, they can put me in prison, whatever they want – I am not obeying any Government diktat which interferes with my personal decision-making.


      “You Lot Get Lost” Rebellion!

      May 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm
    • Fidelis Reply

      RCA Victor,

      Your last sentence – LOL!

      I know that these movements always realise the importance of language and the LGBT+ movement is a classic example. They knew nobody would vote to legalise sodomy so they had to come up with a better word and fixed on “gay”. the same thing is going on here and the useful idiots, as always, fall for it.

      May 2, 2019 at 12:37 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    If there are any naive Scots who think that Nicola Sturgeon is a truly “inclusive,” sensitive person, here is some elixir for their naiveté:

    May 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm
  • editor Reply

    RCA Victor,

    WOW! I haven’t been in touch with Mike Willis for years, but I have been a guest in his home – he and his wife have always been, certainly when I knew them – very pro-life and pro-family activists. They have a beautiful family and this must be a terrible blow.

    It is an utter scandal that Mike has been punished in this way and labelled a racist etc. and just proves the point I keep making about the totalitarian/dictatorial nature of the SNP. In fact, no names, no pack drill, but I did have a conversation with one MSP fairly recently who said that his attitude to people who don’t like his views/policies is [shrug of the shoulders]: “don’t vote for me….” Whether I’ve misinterpreted his meaning or affect, I cannot, of course, be sure, but it came across as a mixture of patronising and arrogant, and reminded me of Hillary Clinton’s TV interview when she made a similarly arrogant defence of her unfaithful husband: “Hey, don’t vote for him [if you don’t believe his denials about Monica Lewinsky].

    I’d urge everyone here to keep Mike Willis and his family in your prayers. He is the victim of a dreadful injustice.

    And note – statistics show that Catholics in Scotland, more than any other group, are targeted for abuse and have hatred spewed at them. Muslims come bottom of the statistics. Facts really don’t care about your prejudices, Nicola – and here’s something for you to think about; would you be permitting annual marches of people singing and shouting anti-Islamic songs and messages through the streets of Glasgow – and when I say “annual” I don’t mean one march per year; I mean the “marching season” which began some weeks ago, and continues throughout the summer. No? Of course you wouldn’t. Yet you permit these annual Orange Parades, explicitly targeting Catholics, to take place every year with your effective blessing.

    You, lady, (and I used the term extremely loosely) are a hypocrite.

    May 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm
  • Patrick healy Reply

    Being cocooned in the relatively ‘civilised’ part of sectarian Scotland in Tayside, we do not usually experience the vicissitudes of protestant extremists. Sadly we are not immune from the political
    parasites espousing jam tomorrow.
    Nor do we escape the stupidity of the global warmists and their cheer leaders in the Catholic hierarchy who have abdicated their faith for the worship of the pagan goddess Gaia. I must point out we are blessed with a bishop who not alone has a science degree and is an agnostic of the Marxist global warming religion, but also distances himself from the coterie on the Scottish bishops conference who control Sciaf and the disbursement of funds extracted from collections at masses.
    Next September the much quoted Bishop of Motherwell is hosting a ‘conference’ on our globalist Popes’ encyclical laudatio sia, to emphasise the extensionalist consequences of the life giving dangers of plant food called Carbon Dioxide. I am not sure if bishop Toal fixed the date of our words demise to be 10 years or more unless we revert to the stone age, but I am sure we will be in receipt of a further papal encyclical supporting shutting down society.
    This conference is being financed by the contributions of gullible Catholics who put their hard earned money into “The Wee Sciaf boxes” during lent and handed them over to political extremists to attend international global warming conferences under the guise of Catholic charities. Anyone who doubts my diatribe only needs to visit the website of Sciaf and other associated charities, to see where the money is misspent on so called social justice projects like global warming conferences and their attendant population control agendas.
    Thanks to all the great realistic contributors on here, but even though we are leaning against an open door, we really are voices crying in the wilderness. I am glad that my beautiful ex fiance celebrated 50 years of married bliss two weeks ago. I signed on for another fifty in the hope that this old world would return to sanity.

    May 4, 2019 at 9:28 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    The only real climate change emergency is the one that now threatens to wipe out all these lying Communist politicians, especially in the wake of their betrayal of Brexit. The natives of the four nations making up the UK are getting restless, they wany these left liberal elitists out of government. With the help of God, who these leftie liberals have publicly outraged, I can see that happening in the not too distant future.

    May 4, 2019 at 10:34 pm
    • RCAVictor Reply


      As usual, the English Bishops, at least Bishop John Arnold of Salford, the spokesman for the English and Welsh bishops’ conference on environmental issues, have not gotten in touch with reality yet:

      May 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm
      • Athanasius

        RCA Victor

        I am reminded once again of the words of G K Chesterton who said “only dead fish flow with the current”. Our bishops have lost divine wisdom and are now just social workers in religious garb. Supernatural realities, as you rightly indicate, are lost to them. God have mercy on the lot of them, cultural Marxists all.

        May 4, 2019 at 11:18 pm
  • David Roemer Reply

    I just started studying “global warming/climate change.” I made this post on Patheos/Discus in response to someone concerned about global warming. It was marked as spam and not published:
    “Spending billions, if not trillions, of dollars to reduce the use of fossil fuels is so irrational, ignorant, and irresponsible that it is difficult to understand why a Christian would support this misconduct. People who don’t believe in God, of course, are prone to irrational political agendas. Consider the following:
    1) Life expectancy in China and India over the past 40 years has increased tremendously because of the increased use of electricity, which is powered by coal.
    2) If the sun is shining, a cornfield will use up all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 5 minutes. Wind, of course, is why the corn will continue to grow. Increasing the amount of carbon dioxide by burning fuel might help plants to grow.
    3) People prefer warm climates to cold climates.
    4) Carbon dioxide comprises only 0.04 percent (0.0004 in decimals) of the atmosphere and cannot possibly have any affect on temperature because of margin of error in temperature measurements.
    5) Forgetting about the margin of error argument, carbon dioxide absorbs the infrared radiation produced by oceans and land. But water vapor also absorbs infrared radiation and there is more water vapor than carbon dioxide. When the temperature is low, there is very little water vapor. In this case, carbon dioxide has more of an effect on temperature.
    6) The reason people against fossil fuels switched from calling it “global warming” to “climate change” is because there was no global warming.”

    May 5, 2019 at 12:20 am
    • RCAVictor Reply


      Glad you’re on the side of truth. While you’re studying this hoax, you might find it very revealing to study the millions of dollars/Euros/whatevers in “research” grants being supplied by governments, the UN and foundations to “scientists” to shore up the hoax with fake data, aka “computer models.” Money makes minds think the right lies, and keyboards type the right words.

      May 5, 2019 at 7:06 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    David Roemer

    Absolutely spot on! The entire climate change myth is about making money. Once they get the people to believe the propaganda they can then tax them to death and make their lives miserable in so many other “environmentally friendly” ways! People really are sheep.

    I’m glad you noticed the switch they made from global warming to climate change, a switch necessitated by people asking why it was getting colder, not warmer.

    Ultimately, climate change is the doctrine that has come to replace Christianity in an increasingly pagan world. Having rejected the divine Creator the masses now worship the natural creation. It’s a return to the old pagan worship of Gaia, mother earth. Such blindness!

    May 5, 2019 at 12:48 pm
  • Pat McKay Reply

    Leicester – Calling it “an ambitious target,” an English bishop has welcomed a UK panel’s call to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    May 6, 2019 at 1:38 pm
    • Athanasius Reply

      yes, it’s sad to see Churchmen leaving the supernatural life behind to worship mother earth. They clerly have no faith any longer in the Creator.

      May 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm
      • Allan


        Could it not be that these churchmen are just trying to obey the Biblical injunction to steward the earth, and look after the planet’s resources. Surely, that shows faith in the Creator and obedience to his wishes for us to people the earth and look after it.

        May 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm
      • Athanasius


        I would be inclined to accept that if they were otherwise men of supernatural faith who put the salvation of souls before all else. Alas, however, they are complete worldlings who only care about the planet because they are of the world. Their fruits say all that needs saying about them.

        May 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm
      • Pat McKay

        In the 60s/70s era, every time there was a budget, a hike in taxes on income, tobacco, petrol, booze, betting etc. was almost guaranteed.

        I often heard my dad (+ R.I.P.) asking ….’why don’t they just give us all a pill – and get rid of us’….

        We appear to be edging ever closer to this.

        May 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm

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