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Contrary to what Christian climate change deniers in the US appear to believe (not that I believe it is primarily anthropogenic), it seems that the Bible – and in particular, the Carpenter from Galilee – speaks to climate change. It also seems unlikely that it is going to get better. The “distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves” of Luke 21:25 describes climate change well, with rising sea levels and weather extremes, although he may be referring to tsunamis, or both.
Some megacryometeors may be a result of climate change, so it would not be a surprise if they became more frequent (cf. Revelation 16:21). Bloody red algae blooming seas, fires, floods and famines are also mentioned – earthquakes, too. Since big bang cosmology’s telling us that space and time(!) had a beginning fits so nicely with Genesis 1:1, I’m inclined to believe more of the Book as well, and it says we live in a dying world.
Given the brokenness of people (all of us) and the corruption in and the ineptitude of governments – first and third world, it doesn’t seem likely that climate change is fixable, even if it were all anthropogenic. And any global financial, geopolitical or geophysical disaster could effectively scrap any unenforceable political agreements (Trump is a geopolitical disaster). That does not mean that I am not in favor of greener solutions for energy and cleaner air!
Counterintuitively, perhaps, since many consider the Judeo-Christian God as a vindictive and angry judge, the most frequent mandate in the Bible is “Don’t be afraid” (or one of its several variations, e.g., “Fret not” and “Be anxious for nothing”). That would include not being anxious about politics, climate change and terrorism. Father is in control, like it or not. It would be better to like it. Also counterintuitive, perhaps: he is a loving – and lovable – Father.
“One of the important results of this study is to show that carbon dioxide is linked to temperature in this earlier time period.”
Well, let’s see now. Did the high earth temperature bring the high carbon dioxide? Or did the carbon dioxide bring the high earth temperature?
The two-million year old ice seems to indicate that the high temperature came before the carbon dioxide. More importantly, the old ice shows that this is a cyclic phenomenon — notwithstanding that the consequences to modern civilization will be catastrophic.
Not a scary year for climate change, more a silly year for climate alarmists. How about some science. The forest fires are a result of poor forest management, trees falling on power lines and causing fires. Forests set alight by man to farm the land.
Tornado activity has been deceasing since the 1930’s.
It was much hotter in the 1930,s, the planet has been cooling ever since.
Sea level rise over the last one hundred years is miniscule.
C02 is a mircle gas that creates life, not a poison. 10000 years ago, the levels were 7000ppm. The ice age at 7000 years ago saw c02 at 3000ppm. We are now at 400ppm, very low. At 150ppm, all plant life dies, all animal life dies.
The amount of C02 in the atmosphere is only 0.4% , man had added 3% of the 0.4%. , almost unmeasureable.
C02 is NOT a greenhouse gas. It rises AFTER a temperature rise caused by the sun, and then FOLLOWS DOWN the dropping temperature when the planet cools. C02 doesn’t cause warming, rather warming causes C02 to rise, and plant growth increases as it uses C02.
Pretty cool, Mike… If i’m not mistaken, i’ve bumped into you over at watts’. (it’s kind of disorienting to be posting at a wacko site like this, so i’m not exactly sure) Yes, the alarmism comes fast and furious in an article like this. With all this “scary”, on halloween yet, we’re all likely to die of heart attacks in twelve years. (climate crisis solved!) Looks like we’ll have alarmism for a long, long time. Little Greta, there’s a reason they dare do what they do. It’s called the ballot box , honey. Any serious action on climate will render any current political class extinct. (that’s why they DARE) So, it looks like we’re stuck with listening to you whine for the indefinite future. At least you’ll be able to capitalize on it though. (and expand your carbon footie prints in the process) Even teenagers eventually learn that some problems have no solutions. Then they’ll shrug, grow up, and get on with their beautiful (but fossil fuel dependent) lives…