The Lies We Are Told
According to a quote attributed to Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, "if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Over the past few years, we have learned not just of a few, but of hundreds of big lies that have been told to the public, particularly by media, by governments, and even by the scientific community.
I submit to you that one of the largest lies that millions still believe, is the premise that humans are a cancer upon the Earth and that human life is not, in fact, precious. At its core, this belief comes not from humans, but from the demonic realm. It is rooted in jealousy from beings that do not have the same connection to the Spiritual realm that humans do. These beings are driven to do everything they can do to pervert and destroy mankind, but they do not have the power to do so directly, and so they work to convince humans to carry out their bidding. They tirelessly promote destructive behaviors that ultimately result in human misery and sacrifice. These lies take many subtle forms, but all strive for the same result.
We are told repeatedly that carbon dioxide (CO2), which is one of the key building blocks of life and essential to all plant life upon which humans utterly depend, is a poison upon the Earth. At its heart, this is a war upon "fossil fuels" and in fact any technology that fuels human productivity and innovation. If allowed to permeate society, this destructive belief system will starve and ultimately kill millions of humans, unable to afford food or even heat their homes, as we are currently seeing in Europe and elsewhere across the globe. Fortunately, the premise that CO2 is an existential threat to the Earth is demonstrably absurd on its face. CO2 levels have been dramatically higher than today in Earth's past and were higher than today even as recently as 7,000 years ago. CO2 levels ebb and flow on the Earth, driven by myriad factors such as volcanoes, ocean currents, animal activity, and even the weathering of rocks that contain carbon. Human activity has only a small impact on CO2 levels. Earth's systems ultimately mitigate and balance these levels naturally, regardless of human activity. One of the most dramatic observable reactions to these levels is the dramatic increase in plant life upon the Earth that we have observed over the past few decades - an increase of as much as 15%. This increased greening is taking back arid land that was once unproductive and useless and converting it to habitable, productive land that can grow food and provide numerous other benefits to humans and the Earth, including increased oxygenation of the atmosphere. This increased greening of the planet is also resulting in a strong cooling effect due to increased efficiency of heat and water vapor transfer to the atmosphere. Further, up to 50% of CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed into the oceans where it is provided to underwater plant life, which in turn provides food, oxygenation, and habitat for life in the seas. While humans are unquestionably stewards of the Earth, the Earth has numerous balance mechanisms in place.
“He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited." Isaiah 45:18 (NASB)