The data show that the most extreme cold phases of the Little Ice Age—in the mid-15th and then again in the early 18th centuries—were synchronous in Europe and South America...“It seems that the sun’s quiescence was responsible for the most extreme phases of the Little Ice Age, implying that solar variability sometimes plays a significant role in climate change. A change in solar activity may also, for example, have contributed to the post Little Ice Age rise in global temperatures in the first half of the 20th Century.'
'While 90 percent of scientists and climatologists surveyed thought the climate was changing, only about 50.4 percent contended that humans were the primary cause of these changes. More shocking was that just 53 percent of climatologists surveyed thought “Climate change is occurring, and it is caused mostly by human activities.” While that number of climatologists was small, the result is still significant.'
'In 2010, Marc Morano released a collection of more than 1000 scientists who “challenged man-made global warming claims.” Similarly the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change aggregated “thousands of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles that do not support” man-made climate change.'
'More than three-quarters of climate change skeptics are white. So it's really a white phenomenon,' Dan Cox, the research director at PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute), said. 'We found a pretty significant racial divide.'
'Now Prince George’s County is offering a way for churches to avoid paying the [rain] tax, which is estimated to be an average of $744 per year for them — preach “green” to their parishioners.'
Analysis: 'No church and state problems here. No ACLU lawsuits. No sermon subopenas. Just a good old-fashioned state church preaching the word of Mother Earth and Global Warming and green energy subsidies for highly deserving businesses.'