Dirk Vander Ploeg is the editor and publisher of ufodigestpast.com and PsiTalk.com. He has worked as a publisher and writer for travel related and other magazines. He is a regular contributor to AmericanChronicle.com and UFO magazine. He has written the non-fiction book 'Quest for Middle-earth' which compares Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' to ancient Earth history. He graduated from Mohawk College majoring in Communications.
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Global Warming: the founding of a new religion
by Dirk Vander Ploeg
Posted: 19:30 March 27, 2007
I have had an ongoing debate, for many years, with my brother's girlfriend Jess, about global warming. We both admit that it exists but differ as to its causes.
I am an advocate and agree with Rush Limbaugh and other conservative thinkers, that global warming is caused in great part by the sun and solar flares. I do not believe that mankind is the sole or primary cause of planet warming. The Industrial Age, including the invention of the combustion engine and the deforestation of the rainforests certainly haven't helped the situation. But to blame modern civilization and its incredible advances in technology, science and medicine is tantamount to squeezing us into Professor Peabody's "Way Back Machine" and landing us back in the 17th century!
The earth is a living organism, new age proponents call our planet Gaia (Neo-Pagan veneration of Gaia as a living earth goddess), and just like your obnoxious neighbour or workmate, belches out gases and exhibits rude behaviour. Volcanoes, earthquakes and forest fires and gases released by all of the earth's living creatures account for the vast majority of the earth's carbon monoxide which is the primary cause of global warming.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered that Mars and Earth have something in common: global warming! Data obtained in 2005 from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. The
head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia,
Habibullo Abdussamatov, states that the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun. "The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.
He believes that changes in the sun's rising temperatures or heat output are responsible for most climate changes on both planets. "Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming seen on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete with the increase in solar irradiance," he added. 1
Yet, as a result of the movies such as "An Inconvenient Truth", "The Day After Tomorrow" and pro global warming journalists and columnists the consensus for global warming is spreading and being adopted by people worldwide.
According to a recent poll conducted by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, there is a real shift occurring in the U.S. public consciousness: