Summary: Looking at the reality of global warming, the fact of future man-made global warming, and God’s solution to these problems: Climate change!
GOD BELIEVES IN GLOBAL WARMING
2 Pet. 3:10-13
1. "Al Gore once came out with a movie about global warming called 'An Inconvenient Truth.' It's described as a detailed scientific view of global warming. President Bush said he just saw a film about global warming, 'Ice Age 2; The Meltdown.' He said, 'It's so much better than that boring Al Gore movie.'" --Jay Leno
a. It had been a hard winter in the Rockies. The snow piled up deeper & deeper. The temperature dropped below zero and stayed there.
b. The rivers froze over. People were suffering. The Red Cross used helicopters to fly in supplies.
c. One day the rescue helicopter spotted a cabin nearly submerged in snow. A thin wisp of smoke came from the chimney.
d. The men figured those people in the cabin were probably critically short of food, fuel, and medicine.
e. Because of the trees they had to set down about a mile from the cabin, put the emergency equipment on their backs and hike through the waist deep snow to reach the cabin.
f. Exhausted, panting and perspiring, they reached the door and knocked. A thin, gaunt mountain woman finally answered.
g. The lead man panted, “Ma’am, we’re from the Red Cross.”
h. SHE WAS SILENT FOR A MOMENT, AND THEN SHE SAID, "IT’S BEEN A HARD LONG WINTER, SONNY. I JUST DON’T THINK WE CAN GIVE ANYTHING THIS YEAR!"
3. Confronted with the embarrassment of historic cold gripping the nation last year just as the Obama administration launched a new offensive on the global warming crisis, they invented their most knee-slapping assertion yet; that global warming causes winter cold snaps.
4. Other things declared to be evidence of global warming is the polar vortex, colder winters, more sea ice, the Ebola virus, the California drought, the Syrian civil war, crime, and sex slaves & prostitutes.
B. CLIMATE CHANGE DEFINED
1. We confuse climate with weather. They’re not the same thing.
2. Climate is defined as "a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years." 3. Climate controls weather, dictates what the weather will be like.
4. Then there’s the subject of global warming, especially man-made global warming. This is one of the greatest political footballs among world governments.
1. So tonight we’re going to look at the reality of global warming, the fact of future man-made global warming, and God’s solution to these problems: Climate change!
2. The title of tonight’s message is “God believes in Global Warming.”
I. GLOBAL WARMING PROS & CONS
A. THE CASE AGAINST MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING
1. NO RECORD TEMPS FOR 15 YEARS
a. In his article, “What happened to global warming?”, BBC News Climate correspondent Paul Hudson revealed that contrary to popular opinion, the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2009 or 2010, but in 1998. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.