Cooling is a Sign of Global Warming in a Topsy-Turvy World
Circle the wagons, we’re under attack. We have met the enemy and they are us! That’s what the global warming alarmists want everyone to think. This is true, since a variety of global warming skeptics are becoming more and more vocal. Their voices resonate all the more in the light of the record low temperatures being set worldwide. We hear of poll after poll telling us that most scientists agree that the doomsday scenario described as manmade global warming is, in fact, really happening. But that is not what is in dispute. What is in dispute is whether or not this current trend is the result of natural processes or if it is overwhelmingly the direct result of man’s gluttonous appetite for fossil fuels (McClure & Stiffler 2007).
So what is the explanation from those who are convinced that the science of worldwide cataclysmic manmade global warming is settled? They are now touting the concept that this cooling trend is a mere “blip” on the overall radar screen of weather on planet Earth (Rose 2010).
I must admit all of this sounds vaguely familiar. It seems that just like Alice, we have all been taken on some collective romp through the looking glass into a very strange up is down, topsy-turvy environment. And this takes me to the point of this short article. That’s right, the environment. What is really causing these record cold temperatures to manifest and is it really just a blip on the radar screen or, as most experts are telling us, it is the beginning of a 20 -30 year cooling trend on planet Earth? After all, I am old enough to remember the hype that accompanied the last weather related doomsday scenario that warned of the coming Ice Age in 1974 (Time magazine 1974).
The so-called experts are scrambling to spin these record low temperatures into their ‘man is the measure of all things and therefore the cause of all ills’ evolutionary humanist worldview. This agenda persists even though every measure that can be trusted has indicated that man-made greenhouse gases of the type that are alleged to cause the end of the world as we know it, contribute to only approximately 3% of the CO2 in our atmosphere (Yanda 2009). Still, these global warming enthusiasts continue to stick to their premise that man is destroying the planet.
Forget about the facts, one of which is so embarrassing because it falsifies the theory of catastrophic manmade global warming. It was so damaging that the so-called experts in England and the USA emailed each other and conspired concerning the need to eliminate it, e.g. the Medieval Warming Period, a time between approximately 900 and 1300 CE when the earth was considerably warmer than it is today and there were no SUV’s and evil industrial pollutants choking the atmosphere (Heartland Institute 2006). Overlook the fact that it is the Sun that is the furnace of our solar system and the most influential variable concerning our weather patterns on planet Earth (Felix 2008). Disregard the truth that weather on our planet has been cyclically going up and down since the beginning of recorded time and ignore the tens of thousands of qualified experts who strongly disagree with the concept that human generated greenhouse gases, e.g. CO2 and methane attributed to human activities, are the main culprits of this doomsday theory (Scientists Against Global Warming 1998).
We live in a world where ‘up is often really down’ and common sense takes a back seat to well crafted spinmeisters who tell us that every trend we see, no matter how contradictory the evidence might be, is really supportive of global warming. In this ‘black is white’ topsy-turvy world, there is really only one source that has proven to be irrefutably true. No matter how many voices are in unison telling us that man is the measure of all things and therefore mankind is both the culprit and the policeman, the source of all of man’s ills as well as mankind’s potential savior, we must defer to the Word of God.
Our trust is in the Lord. God alone sees the end from the beginning. He single-handedly writes history as prophecy and gives us very specific examples concerning His faithfulness according to His promises in the Bible. He told His disciples 2,000 years ago, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you’” John 14:27-28a.
At Creation Studies Institute we will always defer to the clear teaching of Scripture. We will look for the wisdom of the Lord as He has provided it to us through His Word. God has written what will surely come to pass and all of His children should be sifting everything we hear and see through the filter of God’s Word. Only then will our lights shine brightly in a world that is filled with fear-based darkness. Only then can we truly point to the Savior explaining to others why our hearts are not troubled and why no matter what may come, we can have perfect peace.