From the January 24, 2014 New York Times article: Pipeline Fight Lifts Environmental Movement by Sarah Wheaton
Please read my 8th & 13th blogs http://www.tribulation7.com/blog/ The oil/coal industries and GOP want new jobs via a new pipeline of which pipeline construction, for new and existing pipelines, goes on daily in the U.S. and Canada. It’s not a novel idea to create jobs with new pipelines. It’s a bad idea to create jobs with new pipelines to carry heavy oil from the oil sands of Alberta into the U.S., especially if carbon taxes are on the horizon, which they hopefully are and will be implemented sooner rather than later.
You want jobs oil/coal/GOP? Keystone XL is a “drop in the bucket” compared to the jobs created by the displacement and divestiture of oil/coal for natural gas: Converting petroleum pipelines to natural gas pipelines requires recertification of every petroleum pipeline converted, as well as expanding the natural gas pipeline infrastructure to accommodate increased usage…that’s lots of jobs.
Increased E/P for natural gas…that’s lots of jobs.
Building gas processing & NGL fractionation facilities to separate natural gas from natural gas liquids and then to separate the natural gas liquids to the fundamental lower-carbon-hydrogen compounds of ethane, propane, butane, natural gasoline and variants of. These “light” hydrocarbons provide crop drying for agriculture, feedstocks for petrochemicals, industrial uses, and home heating fuel…that’s lots of jobs.
Adding import and export facilities for liquified natural gas ….that’s lots of jobs.
Converting coal and oil fired power plants and home heating systems worldwide to natural gas….that’s lots of jobs.
With stricter emission standards, adding BACT (Best Available Control Technology) for Air Quality systems in power plants, which have been “grandfathered” on emissions limits …. that’s lots of jobs.
And last but not least, retrofitting existing automotive engines and creating new automotive engines that are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), H2 fuel cells, and electricity, as well as building the fueling stations to power these engines….that’s lots of jobs.
I’ve just said “that’s lots of jobs” 7 times.
These aren’t just lots of construction and manufacturing jobs. .. They’re R&D, engineering, design, procurement, construction, manufacturing, maintenance, operations and all of the G&A support required….that’s a lot of jobs which also slow down climate change. It will be the next “industrial revolution”‘, all the while including the expansion of renewable energy on a parallel path. The “end game” being a “stay-in-business” project for the sanctity of the earth that God provided us: see Gen.9:12. So the next time you hear oil/coal/GOP crow about needed jobs, you’ll hopefully see the light: Is.24:5-6
I keep getting tweets from and promoted by ExxonMobil saying “N. America to shift from a net importer to a net exporter of #natgas by 2020. More info like this at http://www.exxonmobil.com/quiz #EnergyQuiz“
I can’t figure out if they’re thumbing their collective noses at me or trying to appease me since I’m one of their biggest critics. Based on my above prose, I’m thinking “thumb nosing”…My response tweet was; “Pretty presumptuous considering u have no idea how much oil/coal will b displaced by Nat. gas or maybe you’ll just control that?” The bottom line being if we make the expanded use of domestic natural gas a national priority to slow climate change, then our domestic consumption increases, leaving less, if any, to export. ExxonMobil’s tweet “showed their hand”.
I found Isaiah Chapter 24 by word searching “pollute” in the New American Bible. Verses 5 and 6 read as follows:
5The earth is polluted because of its
for they have transgressed laws,
broken the ancient covenant.
6Therefore a curse devours the earth,
and its inhabitants pay for their
Therefore they who dwell on earth have
and only a few are left.
The “ancient covenant” in this case is the covenant between God and Noah in Genesis 9:5 and God said:
“Indeed for your own lifeblood I will demand an accounting: from every animal I will demand it, and from a human being, each one for the blood of another, I will demand an accounting for human life.
When you continue to read Isaiah verses 7 through 23, its quite sobering. If you’re looking for legitimacy of the prophet Isaiah, look no farther than Is. Chapter 53 where he accurately predicted the coming and the life of Jesus Christ…Approximately 800 years before His coming.
Few people at ExxonMobil want to DEAL with Isaiah 24, as was evidenced by the their shareholder’s meeting on May 29, 2013. Rex Tillerson asked “What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?” He tried to say that poverty reduction would be more difficult if ExxonMobil set goals to reduce emissions from its products and operations. Rex T. evidently did a good sales job, for approximately three fourths of shareholders agreed with him. Last year, Rex said “”We have spent our entire existence adapting…We’ll adapt.” “It’s an engineering problem and there will be an engineering solution.” So evidently now, laissez-faire acceptance of doom has outweighed adaptation. The latest from Rex to the City Club of Cleveland, he said that Climate change is a serious and complex problem that society may not be able to fix and will just have to deal with and further “I view it as a risk management problem”. This time, Rex again says; DEAL with it. One of the most important steps in risk management is RCA (Root Cause Analysis). One of the primary causes of climate change are CO2 emissions and the resulting risk management should be to take steps to manage (diminish) these emissions at their source. As noted above, Rex T. and the majority of ExxonMobil shareholders are unwilling to do that. What Rex is unwilling to admit is that we can displace petroleum and coal with natural gas, nuclear power and renewable energy, on a strategic basis, without any negative effect on poverty reduction.
One of the ironies of all this is Rex and I are both Civil Engineering majors from the University of Texas-Austin. I managed the engineering, procurement and construction of two facilities in Louisiana where ExxonMobil was an equity partner. As ExxonMobil said, my employer could build the facilities timelier and more cost effective and just as safe as they could. Rex graduated from UT in 1975 and me in 1983. Rex received the 2006 Distinguished Engineering Graduate award and is trying to kill the planet. I’m a “Messenger” writer (some would call a prophet) and I’m trying to save the planet, both physically and spiritually.
The proverbial fox (oil/coal/GOP) is not only guarding the henhouse, its controlling the message and feeding you a lot of “malarkey”.
I’m trying to find a traditional publisher to publish a revised version of my book. Last month, I emailed a well-known traditional Christian publisher, inquiring about interest in my book. They basically responded that if I revised my book to a futurist message, rather than a preterist / futurist message, I might find a traditional publisher interested in the book. Those aren’t the revisions that I quite had in mind. In Revelation 22:18-19, God reminds us of the consequences of exercising “artistic license” to his divine message.
Preterist or preterition, in the case of the Book of Revelation, meaning “The act of passing, or going past; the state of being past.” Past the start of the Parousia…meaning the “clock is ticking”.
Rev. 16:1, 8-9
The Seven Bowls. 1I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of God’s fury upon the earth.” 8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun. It was given the power to burn people with fire. 9People were burned by the scorching heat and blasphemed the name of God who had power over these plagues, but they did not repent or give him glory.
God’s Fury being the end of the Mesozoic era, 65 million years ago, and the destruction of all non-avian dinosaurs. The contents of the “bowl” being petroleum, or the “Wine of God’s Fury”. Re: Revelation 14:10-12
Lest we forget biblical history, albeit used symbolically: From Genesis 14:10 , ”Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah fled, they fell into these, while the rest fled to the mountains.” Ultimately, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, four of the five “Cities of the Plain” were completely consumed by fire and brimstone, as a result of Divine Judgement for what amounted to impenitent sins of all kinds.
In this case, the leaders were mired in the “tar pits” while the rest of the population took to the “high ground”.
Author G.R. Miller, utilizing his engineering and project management experiences in the fossil fuels energy sectors and guidance from God, takes a pragmatic approach of part preterism, part symbolism and part literalism in decoding the Revelation of Jesus Christ. He exhibits a Climate Change connection through scripture, commentary and illustrations.