Summary: Does the Bible say anything concerning Global Warming that we hear so much about?
Global Warming and the Bible
These days it seems you can hardly turn on the TV, go online, or open your morning newspaper without being confronted with the idea of global warming. In his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore presents global warming as an imminent threat to the planet and paints an alarming picture of a future in which mankind ultimately destroys life on earth.
But global warming is far more complex than one 96-minute film can convey, and most people are simply not getting some of the most important information.
The Global Warming Message-
Examples of misinformation and hysteria are not hard to find. One of the most recent examples of hysteria was a special report on global warming published in the April 3, 2006, issue of Time magazine.9 The article flatly states without any qualifications, “The climate is crashing, and global warming is to blame.”10 Humans are blamed for global warming, and the potentially harmful effects are emphasized.10 The article claims that serious debate has quietly ended (although this is untrue) and lists many devastating weather, climate and environmental occurrences. Serious debate has only ended because radical environmentalists now dominate the discussion and malign those who disagree. This is not unlike the creation/evolution debate.
There are many other examples of wrong information, half-truths and hysteria. In the January 22, 1996, issue of Time magazine, the front cover exclaimed, “The hot zone—blizzards, floods & hurricanes: blame global warming.”11 Believe it or not, even blizzards such as the powerful East Coast northeaster of January 1996 have been blamed on global warming by some advocates. It seems like some believe all bad weather is caused by global warming. One of the problems in countering such misinformation is that people have short memories or do not read weather history.
Probably the most outrageous example of false information is a video produced in 1990 that claimed world temperatures would rise 55°F (30°C) by the year 2050! (From Answers in Genesis website)
The Reaction to the Message -Fear
This past April, the Washington Post interviewed a 9-year-old who said the Earth is “just starting to fade away.” In 20 years there will be “no oxygen” he said, and he’ll be dead. The Post went on to say, “for many children and young adults, global warming is defining their generation.”
My friends, our children are being taught that the earth is being destroyed; the animals are all dying, and its all our fault. Many of our children and young people are living in fear.
a. A Green Bible and Earth Bible are now out.
b. A "Green Hotel" in Calf. Took out Gideon bible, and put Al Gore’s book An Inconvenient Truth in its place in all the rooms.
c. The most widely read scientific journals Science and Nature have an article on the effects and dangers of man-made global warming almost weekly. Outlandish statements are rampant, such as: “A well-known environmental spokesperson warns that future sea-level rise will drown much of creation.”3 A woman even aborted her baby, saying that she was reducing her “carbon footprint.”
She is not a lone nutcase...
Global-Warming Alarmist Advocates Abortion
by Jennifer Mesko, editor
U.S. population expert calls hyped-up report an ’economic death warrant.’
The British government’s "green adviser" says couples who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, The (London) Times reported.
Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming.
“I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt told The Times.
“I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table." A report by the commission, to be published next month, follows a similar one out of Australia that claimed babies harm the economy.
THE FACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING
In the global warming debate, it is important to separate fact from interpretation. We hear a great deal about the dangers of CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases, but rarely do we hear the facts behind the hype. Even “facts” need to be qualified. For example, NASA has reported that the average number of major hurricanes (categories 4 and 5) has doubled since 1970. But this is “selective data sorting.” When you calculate the average of all hurricanes, you find much less of an increase. In fact, the year 2007 saw a decrease in hurricanes. So NASA’s “fact” may be true, but it is not the whole truth.
Let’s examine the basic facts and assumptions behind five major claims about global warming . .