Thursday, February 28, 2008

Global Warming?

I'm no meteorologist, but I ran across a couple of articles today that I wanted to share concerning Global Warming, or as I like to call it, the church of climate change (since it appears that many people are so enthralled with global warming they have made it their religion). A 2006 National Geographic article declared that Arctic Ice Isn't Refreezing, and went so far as to report some predictions that there would be no arctic ice left by 2070. Of course, that would bring about the doomsday scenario that the CCC (Church of Climate Change) has used as a scare tactic to push their agenda for the past several years involving the flooding of NYC and other coastal cities. It is reports such as this one that have led to an increase in awareness of this issue and the public fear. Of course, the problem is that this is only one report covering a very short span of time.

Interestingly, an article from December of last year reported by The Daily Green, reports Arctic Sea Ice Refreezes at Record Pace. According to this article, arctic sea ice refroze at an unprecedented pace in late October and Early November 2007. Citing the article directly:

Some 58,000 square miles of ice formed per day for 10 days in late October and early November, a new record.

"Sure, Craig," you may say, "but you're a pastor not a scientist." Right you are, but the data reported by The Daily Green was not recorded by a novice, no, the data and included pictures are direct from NASA.

Why in the world am I taking time to write on this issue? Simply, because I believe God is in total control of his creation and that he alone is worthy of our worship. Some evangelicals have reported on the move of many Christians from Worship and Evangelism to Social or Environmental Activism as evidence of their faith. This is idolatry. God alone is worthy of our worship, and no measure of environmental activism will effectively communicate and spread the gospel message.

Is climate change a reality? A balanced look at the research seems to suggest that it is, but that it is not a man-made change. The earth seems to go through many climate cycles, but the fact of the matter is that we just do not know all of the answers. After all, meteorologic data has only been recorded for about a hundred years (and much less in some areas), considering the age of the earth, that is a very small control for any experiment or prediction.

Regardless, before we sell full bore into anything, we need to examine all sides. I encourage non-Christians to put my faith to the test before selling out. Why? Because when they put Jesus to the test, he will always come out on top. Proponents of the CCC bash anyone who would question their findings. Maybe they are concerned that they won't come out on top. Who knows, I just thought someone might be interested in this.
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