For the last several years, the Obama Administration has found a myriad of issues to blame upon the Bush Administration. Even after one full term of President Obama holding office, liberal pundits continue to shift the blame of America’s ills upon past President George W. Bush. Then, if it’s not G.W.’s fault, Democrats cast a scornful eye on global warming. According to researchers, global warming bears the blame for things like bigger spiders, frogs with additional heads, and teenage prostitution. If there’s no direct link to the former Administration, the fault lies with the dangerous heating of the Earth. (Find a plethora of things blamed on global warming here.)
In His State of the Union speech in 2013, President Obama said,
“It’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods—all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science—and act before it’s too late.”
The President vowed, if Congress failed to act, to implement policies by executive order. (You know…with his “pen and phone.”) According to Dr. Alan White, a contributing scientist to Answers in Genesis,
“These new policies will almost certainly raise the cost of energy. Higher energy costs will lower the standard of living for all, particularly the poorest among us.”
And maybe that’s the ultimate purpose, driving every citizen into poverty, forcing families to become more dependent upon the government.
On April 28th, 1975, Newsweek published an article about the earth’s climate conditions, and the first paragraph began in the following manner,
“There are ominous signs that the earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production…. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult they will find it to cope with the climatic change once the results become a grim reality”
Thirty plus years ago, environmentalists warned of climate change and pushed for people to ready themselves for pending doom. Stock up on food. Have an emergency plan. Discuss the potential circumstances with loved ones. Sound familiar? The same “sky is falling” mentality exists today. But it’s interesting to note that the article from 1975 spoke of global cooling…and an imminent ice age.
Temperatures of the earth surface have been measured at land-based weather stations since 1880. Over the past century, data reveals cyclical results. From 1900-1940 the temperature rose. From 1940 to 1970 the temperature declined. From 1980-2000 the temperature increased again. Some study shorter time frames. The trend from 1998 – 2012 has been one of cooling.
But what do I know?
In college I majored in Theology, not science. However, I do believe God’s Word to be true. And, I believe He addresses the issue in Genesis 8:22 where He promises,
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat, Winter and summer,
And day and night Shall not cease.”
Though environmentalists quite possibly cling to the R.E.M. song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” to them I say, “Not so fast.” No matter how much or how little humanity adversely impacts atmospheric conditions, only God holds the power to bring the “World as We Know It” to a fiery conclusion.
And one day He will.