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Global warming - is it really happening?

Not according to a recent statement by one of the leading global warming proponents. James Lovelock(1), the father of the Gaia Theory, recently commented on MSNBC that he and others were “alarmist” in predicting that the earth would heat up causing massive death and destruction. This hasn’t happened, and he admits that he made a mistake. He still believes it will happen, “but it’s been deferred a bit.” He also admitted that “we don’t know what the climate is doing.”

So is the earth really heating up and, more importantly, is the rise in temperature caused by human activity? The earth has apparently heated up about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since the time of available temperature data of 1900. But does this mean that this temperature rise was caused by man’s activities?

We are told that carbon dioxide levels are rapidly increasing because of burning fossil fuels like coal, diesel fuel and gasoline. But carbon dioxide only accounts for about 5% of the greenhouse effect. Water is far better at heating things up than carbon dioxide. Also, the earth has built-in mechanisms to handle increases in natural atmospheric gases. For example, the oceans are a tremendous sink for carbon dioxide. The more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the more the oceans absorb, the more coral and plant life is formed. This, in turn, supports more sea life. More carbon dioxide also supports more plant life on land. All of this moderates the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When Lovelock was postulating that the earth was going to dangerously warm up and billions of people would die, these effects were not well understood.

Atmospheric water has a much greater effect on the temperature of the earth, but it, too, has built-in moderating factors. For example, the warmer it gets, the more water goes into the atmosphere. The more water that is in the atmosphere, the more sun rays are block by the water. This, then, has a cooling effect on the earth. The opposite happens the cooler it gets. The cooler it gets, the less water is in the atmosphere, resulting in more rays of sun reaching the earth, causing it to become warmer. It’s like these moderating factors were built in from the start by an amazing Creator who knew life needed fairly constant conditions in order to flourish. What an awesome God we serve!

So why do some scientists make these outlandish, alarming predictions based on very limited data and understanding of the systems they are studying? And why are politicians and the media so eager to pick up the banner to cry wolf? Is there another agenda here?

It is very tempting for the scientist who is under pressure to obtain grants working on problems that are politically correct or popular. And who doesn’t like publicity and notoriety? Politicians, on the other hand, often have a different agenda. I believe that the case for global warming is motivated by the desire to redistribute wealth worldwide. Nations that are burning the most fossil fuels are the wealthier nations like the United States and the European nations. So if we develop a worldwide tax on the amount of carbon dioxide a nation produces, guess who pays the taxes. I am all for not wasting any of the earth’s resources, including energy. But controlling societies by taxation and regulations is rarely productive and, in the long run, lowers the standard of living for us all.

(1) http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11144098-gaia-scientist-...

This article is based on an interview broadcast by Broken Road Radio. To hear the original interview and many others on biblical creation topics, go to http://brokenroadradio.com/category/archives/dr-don-clark/

Comments

It is very distressing to consider the implications of why this theory has its proponents. After all, if science is no longer about searching for truth empirically but to further an agenda, then how many people are being misled? How will this affect them?

I hope this isn't too fantastic for readers, but it is my belief that many who think man can stop global warming by different actions than at present, may (knowingly or not) be trying to thwart God's prophesies for HIS Global Warming. Many others like former veep, have raked in millions, and stand to make even more when the nations act on popular remedies loosing untold amounts of money.

It's a good thing we are in the Lord's hands instead of in the hands of men, or we'd succumb to every alarm and fear of man. We'd really be up a creek without a paddle. Come to think of it, we wouldn't have a creek to begin with.

If scientists are willing to admit that they "don’t know what the climate is doing," then why are they sputtering all this doom-and-gloom stuff about global warming? They already admitted they don't know what the climate is doing.

And they never will.

That's because as long as mankind denies God's wisdom and vaunts himself in his own power, he will forever be in the dark.

P.S. There is an economic agenda behind global warming. It's to get funding to support evolutionist-think. It's to prove we're here on our own and in charge of things; therefore, we should look to government as being our god instead of looking to the Lord for our support and walking in his ways. Governments just love to convince us that we can't do anything unless it's sanctioned by earthly powers. They are perpetually getting between us and God so they can boss us around and oppress us. I can see there being an "air" tax. Essentially, there already is, in that there are state and county air pollution entities funded by tax payers. Speaking of taxes, they are altogether wrong, seeing as it is the Lord's planet and his air we're breathing. It doesn't belong to earthly powers and governments. We'd all be a lot better off if we just concentrated on respecting the Lord instead of bowing to government. But we're not supposed to know that. Instead, we're supposed to trust in the arm of flesh that's cutting us off at the knees.

Global warming. Happens every day when the sun comes up. Thank the Lord!

I find it interesting that evolutionists want to have it both ways. They want evolving, adapting animals and vulnerable animals who can't live anywhere other than their original habitat. If animals adapted to changes some "illion" years ago, why can't they do it again? If they survived ice ages, dinosaurs, volcanoes and meteorites, why are they so helpless now? I once saw a movie about polar bears that was so deceiving it was sickening. First they start with, "Polar bears were once brown bears that moved north millions of years ago. They developed long noses, white fur and other adaptations." Then, not two minutes later it said, "Their home is melting and polar bears can't live anywhere else. It's the only home they ever had."

Environmentalism is the most harmful ideology in our society today, second only to the evolutionary theory.

This reminds me of Chicken Little screaming, "The sky is falling!" because a raindrop fell on his head.

The functions of this planet are controlled by the Lord, and he certainly isn't going to stop having any heat at all on this planet just so scientists can stop talking about global warming and screech about an ice age.

In a nutshell, global warming is a product of scientific theory, not a reality, just the same as the supposed ancient age of the earth (millions of non-existent years) is fiction.

Here's what it's like: Scientists often claim erosion happens at a slow and predictable, even rate. That way they date stalagmites and stalactites to be thousands of years old when they're really only hundreds. They also say sediment was laid down over millions of years when it happened far more rapidly (you can see in small floods how the terrain can be changed instantly).

Global warming is like that. It's the same stuff. Take a few data out of context, interpret them incorrectly, then come up with a theory that can make you money. Never mind that it's pure fiction. It works for now because people are duped.

Seems quite a bit like snake oil salesmen tactics to me.

I also agree with Klaus's idea about this global wmniarg viewpoint.A lot of people are suffering from the imaginary fears,At least,the scientists who's always saying the phenomenon of global wmniarg are short of strong evidence and proof,because most of them didn't really know the universe and this blue star,on which we are living.

I am appalled at the lack of accountability that climate change "scientists" give to their own standards. According to them, billions of years were involved in getting from nothing to the place we are and yet they freak-out at temperature fluctuations monitored for a mere century. HOW can they justify such a gelatinous position? I would be ashamed to lob that notion into the arena let alone pull the fire alarm over it. You would think that people who purport that such great lengths of time are valid and mandatory to explain all the intensely interconnected systems around us would see and admit that they can't possibly have accumulated enough data in a century to predict what they are "predicting". It's pride, gall, narcissism and agenda all rolled-up into one giant kernal of deception, and the sad thing is that the culture (especially in our schools) is grooming us to accept it. All of this is very likely a forerunner of the "great delusion" described in The Revelation. And I could not put it better than the Apostle Paul when he wrote in the first chapter to the Romans, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools..."

LORD help us to have Your wisdom, to see clearly through the deceptions of this culture by the power of Your Holy Spirit, and to have patience as we rightly divide Your Word in order to answer theirs. You love them enough that you died for them. Help us to love them first, even in our frustration at the deception they spread (for it engulfs them too). We ask this in JESUS' name and for His sake. Amen.

Re 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
Re 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Re 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. Revelation 16:7-9>>
Could the fourth angel of God's wrath be poured out on an unrepentant people of this earth? We all know that the inhabitants of God's earth have never been this vile or evil before: Not even in Sodom and Gomorrah...I wonder!

All my life I've been patient and tolerant of non-believers and believers with differing views about the Word of God. Today, there is a huge anti-God/Christ push going on around the world, especially here in the USA. Home Bible studies are being attacked. Our military chaplains are being told not to mention Jesus in their sermons and prayers! Veteran's cemetaries are being told not to say prayers in Jesus' name. The Christian's rights of free speech and assembly are under attack. GAYS are allowed to act in perverse ways in public, marching in parades of pride often totally undressed, while Christians are forced to stay out of the area and can't even hand out pamphlets!

Global warming is just another means by which liberal-progressives can manipulate and control everyone, especially those of us who are believers. Our beliefs and our God-given rights are under attack. Furious attack. Without stooping to their level, I believe it's time we Christians stopped being so patient and tolerant of liberal-progressives, when we receive none in return. It's time we stopped "being nice" and allowing ourselves to be pushed around. Joshua destroyed the walls of Jericho. Samson slayed a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. Even Jesus Himself drove the money-changers and harlots out of the temple with a whip! Being pacifists is getting us nowhere. If we don't step up soon and make ourselves heard, our children's children will grow up not knowing anything about our Heavenly Father, His Son and His Spirit and their souls will be lost!

I have some bad news for all of you who don't believe that global warming will happen...The first time God destroyed the earth with water and the second time will be with fire...I think that will probably warm it up a bit. Praise God we won't be around for that!

And THAT'S the kind of global warming we can know without doubt will actually occur!