There are many and varied issues on the agenda of this current administration and congress. We are told that one of the most critical issues facing America, and in fact the whole world, is climate change. Actually until very recently the term was “global warming.” Much of this hype originated with the UN but is now being reinforced by our current administration.
This topic came to the forefront about 12 years ago when the Kyoto resolutions were initiated. Since that time we were told that if the earth were to continue heating up at its present rate by the year 2100 it would be experiencing deadly hot temperatures and catastrophic increases in sea levels.
To ward off the approaching catastrophe H.R. 2454 entitled “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” also known as the Waxman-Markley energy bill was drafted and passed in the House of Representatives. A major component of this legislation is the cap-and-trade provision. So not only do the authors of this legislation believe there is in fact the eminent threat of global warming, but they also assume this impending disaster is being caused by human activities that presumably produce excessive carbon emissions.
Recently, however, anecdotal evidence suggests planet earth is not really heating up but rather cooling down. In fact a predominant spokesman for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently changed his thinking from believing that man-made greenhouse gasses are heating the planet to admitting that the earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and we are likely entering a period of global cooling.
This admission that the planet is actually cooling collaborates many other observations and predictions. There are many varied locations around the globe that has and is presently experiencing record cold temperatures and snowfall. Snow in Baghdad? It happened less than two years ago. Just last week Pennsylvania experienced the earliest snowfall in history. Temperatures in the Midwest have been 20 degrees below normal for much of October. Even the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a much colder winter than normal for two-thirds of the United States.
Glaciers are growing around the world. Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier is advancing several feet per day. Glaciers are also growing in Norway, the Western Himalayas, and Canada. Artic as well as Antarctic ice is much thicker than previously thought, and in fact Artic ice reportedly covers 193,000 square miles more than previously acknowledged.
Perhaps the global warming proponents should spend some time examining sunspot activity. It is presently at a very low level and such activity, or lack of it, has proven to be a reliable indicator of current and future climate conditions on planet earth.
A major point to be made is that our government is committed to spending billions of taxpayer dollars for an emergency that hasn’t even been confirmed to exist.
The temperature of the earth is determined predominantly by the journey of the earth as it orbits the sun. There are other contributing factors such as the previously mentioned sunspot activity and the movement of ocean currents. The earth is tilted on its axis perpendicular to the sun by 23.5 degrees. This angle remains constant throughout the year and a year is defined by the time it requires for the earth to make a complete orbit around the sun. The temperature at any location on the earth at any time is determined by the earth’s position relative to the sun as the earth makes its annual trek and also as it rotates on its own axis every 24 hours.
Now the Bible has much to say about climate change in the future. In fact, according to the Bible, the earth will experience a short period of extreme cold followed within a few short years by a period of extreme heat. The extreme climate changes mentioned will occur within the seven year tribulation period. The only thing the Bible does not mention is when that seven year period will begin. Its beginning, however, will be signaled by the signing of a seven year peace treaty between Israel and her Arab neighbors. When that happens, look out. Grab your cold weather gear.
The Bible specifies the magnitude of the impending climate changes.
“Then the fourth angel sounded: and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine…” Revelation 8:12
The solar system is presently so intricately balanced as previously indicated that the earth’s tilt is measured to the half degree. It is difficult to imagine the devastation that would result from such extremely cold temperatures on the earth when one-third of the sun is darkened.
For those that anticipate global warming, that will also become a reality shortly after the extreme cold.
“Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat…” Revelation 16:8-9a
By this time men will realize climate change is not based on their own relatively insignificant activities but rather such phenomenon according to the Bible is in the hands of the One who created man. One might think that when men finally realize who controls the climate they would bow before their creator. However, such will not be their reaction.
“…and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him Glory.” Revelation 16:9b
There is a certain amount of irony involved here. We are preparing for an emergency situation that can’t be proven to exist while ignoring impending catastrophes that are clearly spelled out in the Bible. But then again, there are many who will exercise their right to reject the Bible and consider all of this to be foolishness.