If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know that I am not concerned about the popular idea called "global warming." As I have written in an earlier post, the idea lacks credibility when placed alongside the history of global temperature readings and the accompanying alarms. Whatever your perspective on the issue, you will have to admit that the following report goes against the popular opinion that the planet is warming at an uncontrollable rate.
The head of the United Nations' weather agency says that the current La Niña ocean cooling in the Pacific will cause global temperatures to be lower this year than in 2007, bucking a trend toward increased planetary warmth. Michel Jarraud told the BBC that La Niña's worldwide cooling effects are likely to continue into the northern summer, depressing temperatures globally by a fraction of a degree. Weather disruptions caused by La Niña over the past several months have included the coldest winter temperatures in memory across snowbound parts of China, and torrential rains in Australia as well as across parts of Africa. Climate experts at Britain's Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research say the world can expect another record-warm year within the next five years or less, probably due to another episode of El Niño, the opposite phase from La Niña in the irregular cycle of ocean warming and cooling.I have no doubt that some of my friends would argue that global warming will make a return. And to that, I still reply, "I'm not worried." My attitude is partially based on the scientific and historical data mentioned earlier. However, the real reason for a lack of concern stems from my faith in the God who created this earth. Consider what he promised after the global flood.
Earthweek by Steve Newman
“While the earth remains,Since God has promised to control the seasons, why should I be afraid that things will eventually spiral out of control? In addition, the Bible also states that the divine Son of God, Jesus, not only created everything but that he also holds it all together by his divine power (Col. 1:16-17). With him in control, why should I fear the occasional variation in temperature?
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”