February 9, 2013

Global Warming or God's Warning?

[4/19/14 UPDATE: Statement of Archdiocese of Dublin on Alleged Visionary "Maria Divine Mercy" declares: "... these messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many of the texts are in contradiction with Catholic theology."] 

You know a winter storm is dangerous when they give it a name. This one is called Nemo.

Yet, today, as we ponder just how disruptive and deadly this nor'easter will be for the people of New England, one fact is clearer than ever: the cause is not Global Warming. Recent data reveal that a 16 year planetary warming trend actually stopped 16 years ago. So, from 1997 to 2012, rounded to the nearest tenth of a degree, the average global temperature has changed exactly 0.0 degrees.

This finding is consistent with a mountain of evidence that continues to accumulate, indicating that the Global Warming alarmists were wrong:
Note that while an argument can be made that warmer oceans may cause increased snowfalls, these statistics refer to temperature, not snowfall. Now, mainstream promoters of the man-made Global Warming theory have had to recognize that planetary temperatures are stable. Even the U.N. appears poised to admit that their computer models overestimated Global Warming.

So, what in the world is going on with the weather? Why are we witnessing such tumult?

Could it be that the cause is not Global Warming, but God's Warning? It seems that what the meteorologists can't predict the mystics may have foretold.

For example, the prophecies of one alleged mystic, Maria Valtorta* (d. 1961), were collected from 15,000 handwritten pages and distilled into the lengthy work known as "The Poem of the Man God." Initially, Pope Pius XII expressed approval for its publication, but Pope John XXIII later placed it on the Index of Forbidden Books. Though the Index is no longer in use, these unapproved private revelations are still the subject of heated debate. They are represented to tell the life of Jesus Christ, as dictated by Himself, and one prophecy predicted today’s climate instability:
“Hunger will arise from the stoppage, 
by God's will, of the cosmic laws: 
cold will be bitter and drawn out; 
heat will be scorching and not moderated by rain; 
the seasons will be turned around 
and you will have drought in the rainy seasons 
and rain when the crops are ripening; 
plants and trees will be tricked 
by unexpected warmth or unusual coolness, 
plants will bloom out of season and trees, 
after having already produced, 
will cover themselves with new, 
useless flowers that will exhaust them fruitlessly…. 
[H]unger will cruelly torment this haughty race hostile to God.” 

However, a thousand years earlier, St. Columbkille also predicted: 
“The changes of the seasons will produce only half their verdure…. 
The trees shall not bear their usual quantity of fruit, 
fisheries shall become unproductive 
and the earth shall not yield its usual abundance. 
Inclement weather and famine shall come… 
Dreadful storms and hurricanes shall afflict them.”

Perhaps most insistent, however, is a Roman Catholic mother from Europe who wishes to remain anonymous, but goes by the name 'Maria Divine Mercy.' According to her website, www.TheWarningSecondComing.com, she has received more than 650 messages from the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary since November of 2010*. These messages cover far more than issues of Climate Change, but are said to reinforce Catholic teachings on faith and morals. Here are some of her messages regarding today's climate instability:
  • Monday, December 20th, 2010 @ 10:00 am - "As these global disasters commence with dramatic changes in weather patterns – which have already begun in a mild form – they will be seen as the result of global warming. Yes, mankind has damaged the earth in a very ugly manner but these disasters will have nothing to do with climate change."
  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 @ 11:00 pm - "Signs, all of which have been foretold, are around you children. See them and accept them for what they are. Uprisings. Earthquakes. Floods. Climate change. They will now escalate." 
  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 @ 10:00 pm - "My daughter countries all over the world are bubbling under the surface with unrest both in terms of the hatred being shown by man to man as well as pending ecological upheavals. This is where Mother Nature will unleash the unexpected soon to show man that he is not, irrespective of his arrogant assertiveness, in control of anything.... God the Father is now about to unleash many earthquakes, Tsunamis and floods in an effort to make you wake up.... Prayer will as I have said before help dilute disasters in the world as it now heads towards a series of climate related catastrophes, never witnessed by man since the days of Noah. The world as you know it will suffer so many events all at once that chaos and confusion will be the norm." 
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 @ 07:40 pm - "...the weather will begin to show strange signs as the earth moves to a new state in preparation for my Act of Divine mercy as I come to save you all once more."
  • Friday, July 6th, 2012 @ 04:15 pm - "Know now that changes have already begun as prophesied where the crops will no longer yield their fruit as before and when the seasons will no longer be the same. These changes are by the Hand of My Eternal Father as He brings in new laws of the earth which no man will fail to notice. Nothing in the world governed by the laws of nature will remain as they once did. The seas will rise, the waters will pour, the earth will shake and the soil will become barren."
  • Saturday, August 11th, 2012 @ 08:10 pm - "The rains, the floods and the destruction of crops to come will be the result of a chastisement from Heaven. The valleys of tears will spring up everywhere and it will be blamed on climate change and global warming. But this is not so."
  • Thursday, October 18th, 2012 @ 06:00 pm - "I, their Father, will make Myself known by the power of the climates. My Hand will be witnessed as I reach out to each of My children, to save them from death."
  • Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 @ 07:20 pm - "There will be a great deluge. You will also witness smaller floods across other countries. The climates will all begin to change and your weather will be different, in a way, which may seem strange to you."
  • Thursday, December 27th, 2012 @ 06:20 pm - "The time for the changes, as foretold, when the earth will turn; the planets will change and the climates will no longer be predictable, is upon you."
So, confusion abounds in the Climate Change debate. Is it from God or man? Will it be solved by God or man?

Perhaps a telling sign came out of the recent meeting, in Davos Switzerland, of the world's richest and most influential people. Predictably, they came up with another label,  'Sustainability,' but the game remains the same. They claimed to have devised a plan to save the world, and it will only cost $14 trillion. 

Those who  place their faith in men might find the offer irresistible. Others, however, might wonder whether climate instability is a matter requiring prayer, not money.

The most important climate problem we have today is the climate of religious intolerance. Is it so hard to believe that God may be sending us a message for rejecting long-established Judeo-Christian traditions? With that in mind, Michael Brown of www.SpiritDaily.com posed an interesting question regarding Winter Storm Nemo: "What is 'Nemo' spelled backwards?"

*Note: Unapproved private revelations, such as these, require particularly careful discernment, rooted in established Catholic teaching. 

UPDATE: Freak blizzard blankets Arizona and other states