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Climate, Climate – This is Madness

In Family, Politics on July 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

I don’t know what you think, but I’m tired of hearing about several hot topics and climate change is near the top of the list. Climate change, Al Gore’s baby much of the world has latched onto for various reasons, continues to garner more and more press. Scare tactics aside, the infatuation with “global warming” has reached preposterous levels and threatens to deeply affect all our lives.

Something struck me today for the first time while reading news items on the net this morning. Leaders at the G8 conference seem to act like lemmings * when it comes to the global warming hoax. They get together and follow along with junk science and then offer solutions to what is perceived as a threat to the world. IMHO, they would be better off looking at real problems instead of the earth’s natural warming-cooling cycles.

I am reminded of a story in the book of Genesis regarding people’s ambitious behavior. They thought they could effect a change by working together to build a tower to where God sits on his throne. Haven’t heard that story? The end results were not favorable to those involved.

Genesis 11:1-9 (ESV) 1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused [1] the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Did you notice what the people in Genesis said about making a name for themselves? To a great extent, I believe this is partially what all the hype and fear is about. People from Al Gore and his collective band of scientists to the president and much of our government appear to be just like those who want to make themselves a name. They speak of global warming as though it’s a proven fact and that they can do something to change the course of God’s laws. This is pathetic!

Let’s look to God’s word to see what the Lord has to say on the subject:

  1. (Ecclesiastes 1:4, ESV) A generation goes, and a generation comes,but the earth remains forever.
  2. (Psalms 104:5, ESV) He set the earth on its foundations,so that it should never be moved.
  3. (Psalms 119:90, ESV) Your faithfulness endures to all generations;you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

What President Obama and others are proposing regarding energy is just going to put more financial strain on an already perilous situation. It is disgusting to see so many people talk about man-made climate change as thought it’s a fact. Equally disgusting are those who have hopped on the band wagon believing we can do something to reverse global warming. People, haven’t you heard – temperatures have actually decreased lately? An older article from NewsBusters is enlightening on the subject at hand.

So, what do you thing about global warming? Can we change the world by following along with recommendations from people like Al Gore and even our own president? Do you believe the G8 needs to spend their valuable time on this matter?

* I know lemmings really don’t commit mass suicide as many suggest. It’s a metaphor about people who seemingly follow someone mindlessly. It seems many in this world are doing just that.

  1. Hi,
    I do not want to prick your bubble, but what if Global warming is true?

    I feel it is better to err on the side of safety, & I have always tried to live ‘softly’ on this planet. My house is designed to use solar warming, & we try to use a minimal amount of resources for our life.
    I saw the quotes you mentioned from the Bible, but perhaps God is telling you that the earth will always be here, but there may be no humans on it. I have seen information from Scientists that support the view about the damage we are causing to the atmosphere. Thinking logically, we have consumed almost all the easily obtained resources available (oil, minerals, & even pure water!), and the world population is now over 3 times what it was 100 years ago. No wonder our resources are stretched!
    I feel God is telling you that one must love the Earth, & your neighbors. I think if one tries to not add to the disaster that could happen, the worst that can happen is that you may run your car a little less, or turn the lights off when you do not need them: as I said learn to live ‘softly’ on the planet. If I am wrong, this thrift will not harm the planet. If I am correct in my personal worry that the melting of the Ice sheet in Greenland may release an incredible amount of Methane into the atmosphere (a gas that is 25 times worse for the Greenhouse effect than Carbon dioxide), I feel we will be in for a very rocky road ahead.
    I am on the downhill side of the life curve, but I hope my children, & their children get to live a happy & prosperuous life. I fear if we keep consuming at the current rate my children’s life will be much harder than mine.

    Please keep an open mind as well as an open source computer!
    regards Doug (in Australia)

    • Doug, welcome to my house. Thank you for dropping by and leaving your thoughts on a very controversial subject. Although I do not agree with your assessment of global warming, I certainly believe you have the right to believe it.

      Let me address one of your points regarding the earth’s longevity and a perpetual population of humanity. Please carefully read the following scriptures from the English Standard Version (ESV):

      Genesis 9:12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:
      Psalm 105:8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
      Exodus 3:15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, [1] the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
      Revelation 1:5&6 5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
      Revelation 5:9&10 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

      I have seen information from scientists, too, who say the man-made global warming scare is far from accurate. Who do you believe? First, above every scientific paper or study, the eternal Word of God. Secondly, those scientists who are not beholden to political factions or wealthy benefactors whose motivation is to perpetuate Al Gore’s unproven ideas.

      There’s plenty of natural resources to go around, at least here in the US. Our problem is the liberal left and environmentalists who wield so much power. There’s a vast amount of natural gas just waiting to be tapped, but the Dems want to keep the tree huggers and their ilk happy. Never mind the fact we could really begin weaning ourselves off foreign oil.

      Personally, I think all this mess is about a couple of things: Al Gore turned it into gold for himself and others just like him. Secondly, it’s politically motivated. In other words, this is a way for governments to get control of people, to take freedoms away.

      Finally, if you’ve read much of my blog, you will see I do use open source for my computing needs. Doug, you are always welcome here, so come again.

  2. I tend to walk the middle on this . I don’t know if we are or are not in a global warming. But I do believe we should be good stewards of the earth. At ORU, I took environmental science and we had to read, Pollution and the Death of Man: The Christian View of Ecology, by Francis A. Schaeffer. I highly recommend it. It forever changed my perspective on the global warming/green/earth/nature etc discussion.

    • Dominique, that’s fair enough. No problem here being good stewards of the earth; I believe it would be appropriate. My contention is the fact people and governments go overboard on the issue, and we’re left with the task of paying the price. Personally, I’m fed up with all the talk about it; let’s move on. Facts are facts, and what man contributes is so minuscule until it is irrelevant. There are natural cycles of hot and cold and I believe that is by God’s wonderful design. The book you mention sounds interesting.

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