There is a rising tide that threatens more than coastal regions

Fake News Headlines

Bloomberg: Climate Change Dilemma for Coastal America: How Much Flooding Is Too Much? 

KERA (PBS): Rising Seas Threaten Coastal Military Bases

What’s Actually Happening?

Houston Chronicle: For years, the Houston area has been losing ground

Houston is sinking – and has been for decades… this inconvenient fact [of land subsidence] contributes to the region’s misery.

Why is the Houston area sinking? Read USGS publication titled: Water-Level Altitudes 2013 and Water-Level Changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers and Compaction 1973–2012 in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, Texas

As someone who was born and raised within four blocks of the Gulf of Mexico, I can attest to the fact the sea level is NOT rising. Every year or two I get back to my hometown of Palacios, TX to walk the seawall where I see the same tidal markings I saw as a kid.

My home was merely 13 feet above mean sea level (MSL) back in the 40s when I was born and now in 2017 it is still merely 13 feet above MSL. Yes, there is an apparent rise of MSL in Palacios due to land subsidence, but nowhere near the severity of the Houston area and it’s death by centimeters, not feet.

Click on the image below to learn about land subsidence from the USGS publication titled “Land Subsidence in the United States“. land subsidence

Subsidence is a global problem and, in the United States, more than 17,000 square miles in 45 States, an area roughly the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined, have been directly affected by subsidence.

The rising tides of misinformation and leftist propaganda imperil our hard-won freedoms. True science trumps fake news every time.

Scientia Est Potentia

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Fake News extends deep into contemporary scientific matters. Global Warming, for example.

Today (4/4/2017), LiveScience publishes an alarming article titled: “Carbon Dioxide Could poltical science vs genuine scienceReach Levels Unseen in 50 Million Years

The question of the hour: What would Chicken Little do?

George Orwell warned, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Here are a couple of facts to soothe your weary mind.

In bygone days of Earth’s history, lush green forests covered Antarctica. [Ref: http://bit.ly/2nBH36o] During the Cambrian period, atmospheric CO2 ranged as high as 8,000 ppm. [Ref: Soil Carbon (Progress in Soil Science) http://amzn.to/2oA7GNN]

Does the climate change? Of course, it does! The geologic record reveals long periods of glaciation and long periods of global warming. In fact, (can you handle it?) we are presently moving into a mini-ice age.

Fake (politicized) science gives you BAD news; I have GOOD news.

In God’s timeline of terrestrial history, we near the end of this age. There will be great trials ahead – wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other nasty events. But, the GOOD news is God sent his only natural born son to earth two millennia ago to undo all the evil Satan has done since the very beginning.

There are ever more atheists among us today than any time in human history. But, as the Reverend William T. Cummings who served at Bataan wisely said, “There are no atheists in foxholes.

When you next encounter Chicken Little running madly about, telling people the sky is falling, tell him to chill out.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Are electric cars truly zero emission?

Are electric cars truly zero emission? What if you knew these vehicles are coal-powered?

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Electric Cars 2017

Reality is an absolute scale. … But people still don’t understand the simple fact that perception is different from reality, and that everyone has their own perception of the world. Everyone thinks their perception is reality. So, there become millions of realities, when in fact there was only one. – Paul King, Director of Data Science at Quora, Computational Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur

Government specifications require the application of various products and practices touted as ‘green’, ‘energy-saving’, etc.

Does foam insulation save energy? Yes, if applied with other sensible things. My attic is never hot, never more than one degree F above the warmest zone in the house.

Newer homes are most often required to have high R-value insulation, vapor wraps, and energy-efficient windows. Check. Due to the inherit sealed nature of structures constructed with these features, ventilation can and most often is an important challenge. The solution is typically the energy-recovery ventilator, a heat exchanger for which the intended purpose is to minimize loss of heating or cooling energy to the atmosphere while diluting the indoor air with fresh air.

The solution is typically the energy-recovery ventilator (ERV), a heat exchanger for which the intended purpose is to minimize loss of heating or cooling energy to the atmosphere while diluting the indoor air with fresh air.

Home builders incorporate the ERV into new homes across the fruited plain. Often the homeowner will discover he or she cannot cool the space in the summer time. The homeowner calls an air conditioning service company to check out the HVAC system and the A/C tech experimentally discovers switching off the ERV solves the problem.

But, the ERV is green. Right? Yes, when properly applied and scientifically calibrated they are very effective. From my own professional experience, ERVs and electronic air cleaners eventually are switched off, not because they can’t work, but because the whole body of knowledge hasn’t been considered.

The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins. –  Proverbs 18:17 NLT

Truth is the way things truly are. Don’t place all your eggs in a perception basket. Learn all the facts before plowing your money into a false reality.

We elected a REAL Republicans but we must now defeat FAKE Republicans

So-called old-guard Republican insiders actually want the Congress and our newly elected stop-feeding-rinosPresident to adopt leftist policies that run contrary to genuine science and common sense.

Bloomberg Headline of February 7, 2017, 6:34 PM CST, updated February 8, 2017, 10:19 AM CST:

Old-Guard Republicans to Push Carbon Tax at White House Meeting

“The Republican and business leaders, calling themselves the Climate Leadership Council, lend their stature to an approach for addressing climate change that mirrors an idea already advanced by Exxon Mobil Corp.Supporters say the tax is a conservative solution to climate change that replaces a regulatory regime with a free-market approach for addressing the greenhouse gas emissions.”

First and foremost, this is not “a conservative solution to climate change”. This is an ignorantly promoted end-around play by RINOs to solve a problem that does not exist. This is to say there is zero, nada, scientific evidence of anthropogenic climate change, formerly called global warming.

Contact your two U.S. Senators and your Representative. Tell them not to support the outlandish proposal by RINOs to create a carbon tax to appease the environmentalists. We won. Let’s, for once, behave like winners.

In my part of Texas (CD-4), these are the lawmakers you should contact:

Senator John Cornyn https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact

Senator Ted Cruz https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=form&id=16

Representative John Ratcliffe https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact

If you do not readily know who represents you in Washington, D.C., use this link. Input only your zip code. http://www.whoismyrepresentative.com/

Debunking NASA and Global Warming/Climate Change propaganda

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NASA: See How Arctic Sea Ice Is Losing Its Bulwark Against Warming Summers

The propaganda of global warming, repackaged as climate change, continues to spew forth from the fascists in power. Can we talk?

The above image and story come from NASA and I point out the obvious: Arctic sea ice always melts in our northern hemisphere summertime.

View this next image, also from NASA, posted one year ago.

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NASA: NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

Next, let’s consider semantics: a dictionary definition of the adjective ‘global’.

WordReference.com: global – relating to or involving the whole world; worldwide; universal:global weather.

A global phenomenon is one that involves the whole world. Global weather means there is evidence of the phenomenon in both hemispheres, over all continents, at all latitudes, and at all longitudes.

So, you may ask, why is the ice melting at the north pole as it grows at the south pole.

If so-called greenhouse gasses were causing global warming, then it follows that the southern hemisphere would be as affected as the northern hemisphere. But, such is not the case.

The mystery, if such there be, lies in land mass distribution. 68%  of the earth’s landmass lies north of the equator, 32% south of the equator. Reference: Univeristy of Puerto Rico

The spatial distribution of ocean regions and continents is unevenly arranged across the Earth’s surface. In the Northern Hemisphere, the ratio of land to ocean is about 1 to 1.5. The ratio of land to ocean in the Southern Hemisphere is 1 to 4. This greater abundance of ocean surface has some fascinating effects on the environment of the southern half of our planet. For example, climate of Southern Hemisphere locations is often more moderate when compared to similar places in the Northern Hemisphere. This fact is primarily due to the presence of large amounts of heat energy stored in the oceans. Reference: PhysicalGeography.net | CHAPTER 8: Introduction to the Hydrosphere

70.8% of the earth’s surface is water. 29.2% of the earth’s surface is land.

A helpful analogy: the cool summer breezes at the seashore of my hometown of Palacios, Texas, the City by the Sea.

We who grew up there know how the sun heats the land causing warm updrafts that then pull in cool breezes off the Gulf of Mexico. The sun rapidly heats land and only very slowly heats surface waters. If as a child you had an opportunity to swim in a freshwater lake in the summer, you will remember the sensations of warm water near the surface, very cool water around your feet. The separation is called a thermocline, a topic for another day.

What’s the point? The point is simply this, if greenhouse gasses were the cause of global warming, then polar ice caps would behave similarly, globally.

The reason we experience melting at the north pole is the sun quickly heats land mass over which the northern hemisphere, wind currents circulate heat from the land to the north pole. Think of the action of a kitchen mixer as you slowly pull the rotating beaters from a cake batter. Do you remember how liquefied cake mix spins out at the center of those beaters?

Yes, Virginia, the source of atmospheric heat is that great big ball of fire 93 million miles from the earth: the sun.

[The] theoretical potential represents more energy striking the earth’s surface in one and a half hours … than worldwide energy consumption in the year 2001 from all sources combined…Reference: Sandia National Laboratory Sandia.gov | Solar FAQs, page 10

President Barack Obama uses the power of his office to promote a false theory of anthropogenic global warming. As you can discern from the above-stated facts, NASA’s own scientific findings contradict the very theory Obama orders them to promote.

We must elect a president and lawmakers who will not yield to false theories promoted by liberals and the anti-American United Nations IPCC.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Further study:

“Where is everybody?” – The Grand Conundrum

The Earth rests on nothing
NASA long ago departed from its original mission to expand knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space pertinent to aviation and space exploration.
 
NASA now has quadrifurcated missions to (1) gain knowledge of air and space, (2) serve as an ‘outreach’ to Muslims, (3) prove anthropogenic ‘climate change’ (formerly ‘global warming’) and (4) disprove the existence of God.
 
Recognizing the immensity of the universe and accepting the probability of earth-like planets in solar systems similar to our own, physicist Enrique Fermi asked the question, “Where is everybody?” Thus the Fermi Paradox.  
 
Climate change between cycles of ice ages and global warming are established facts recorded in the geological record of the earth. Obviously, fossil fuels and refrigerants had nothing to do with all previous climate changes.
 
With the aid of a primitive telescope, the first astronomer in history Galileo Galilei explored the heavens and published a book on his findings, approximately 3,600 years after a man named Job concluded the earth was a round orb circling the sun. For his contribution to science, he was nearly convicted of heresy, a capital offense in his day.
 
Islamists, Mormons, and Buddhists are cool with the idea of extraterrestrial life. In fact, the Mormon religion is based on this idea. Enrique Fermi was agnostic. Although raised a Catholic, he was ambivalent to any religion, uniquely qualifying him to ask the question: “Where is everybody?”
 
Throughout most of the first three decades of my life, I, too, was ambivalent. Four years into marriage something began to gnaw at my heart. I tried this and that church, but none satisfied this gnawing that would not go away. Then came Sunday. Two young Christian airmen, one whom I knew well, came to my home one Sunday evening. As they departed, the young man I knew blurted out, “John, you need Jesus.” A few months later on, there was an inexplicable encounter between me and the God I came to know intimately.
 
By no means do I suggest this old man became a perfect specimen of mankind overnight. I am a work in progress.
 
Whether NASA scientists or others ever get up close and personal with ET, is of no importance to me, because, as Job succinctly stated, “I know my redeemer lives.”
 
Consider these words from the Isaiah 40:28-31.
 
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become tired or grow weary;
There is no searching of His understanding.
 
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who has no might, He increases power.
 
Even youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
 
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.
 
By the way, I rest assured Enrique Fermi is no longer agnostic.
 
John White
Rockwall, Texas

Obama, Climate Change, Fact and Fantasy

Back in the day, we were headed into a new ice age, according to ‘experts’. Later, ‘experts’ declared we were at risk of global annihilation due to global warming. Lately, the pop topic is ‘climate change’.

One year ago, on May 20, 2015, Barack Obama warned:

Around Norfolk, high tides, and storms increasingly flood parts of our Navy base and an air base…In Alaska, thawing permafrost is damaging military facilities. Out West, deeper droughts, and longer wildfires could threaten training areas our troops depend on.”

Oh, where was the science? Is water rising on our Norfolk, VA naval facilities? Yes. Is it due to rising tides? No. Well, what’s happening? Land subsidence. Plain and simple. As reported in the Virginia Pilot back in 2010, land subsidence is the reason Atlantic waters encroach on naval ports.

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Where are we six years after that Virginia Pilot report on land subsidence? Tides are actually falling, not rising.

The sea levels are now reducing in the “hotspots of acceleration” of Washington and New York

Indisputable. Really, Mr. President? Who am I to question the opinions of such climate experts as Bill Nye (not a scientist), Al Gore (also not a scientist) and Barack Obama (you know the routine).

What’s next from the Democrats? How about violations of the First Amendment rights to free speech and redress of grievances?

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“In news that should shock and anger Americans, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that not only has she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called “climate change deniers,” but she has “referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action.”” – The Daily Signal

However imperfect Donald Trump may be, any Democrats, whether the next president or U.S. senators, will sink this nation into oblivion. Look to Venezuela as the end of totalitarian socialism.

What do Bill Nye, Al Gore and Barack Obama share in common? None of them are bona fide scientists. They are hooligans.

No, to me, Donald Trump is not the savior of America. Jesus Christ has not retired from that august position. But, ANY Republican we put in office is by far a better choice than any Democrat that can slither his or her way in.

John White
Rockwall, Texas