Experts of Climate Change
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
Every year, more and more articles appear in print and on the web concerning the effects of climate change.
These experts are an elusive group. Hovering in the background, commenting on every disaster, these nameless experts are like a 21st Century gnostic priesthood in possession of secret knowledge which only those expert enough to be experts can comprehend.
One recent article gloried in the following lengthy headline: Climate change will displace millions in coming decades. Nations should prepare now to help them.
The article began with comments on the terrible fires in California which have destroyed so many homes. The tactic is to associate sad disasters with climate change so that those who oppose this so-called “settled science” will appear heartless. To be clear, we should support effective methods of helping those affected by such disasters.
The problem lies in what the experts say about such events. Quote: “Experts estimate that climate change is likely to displace between 150 and 300 million people.” What these experts do not establish is the link between the possible changes in climate and human industrial activity. Nor do they prove the extent of such changes, the likes of which have occurred throughout human history.
Here is another. Quote: “Experts agree that a prolonged drought may have catalyzed Syria’s civil war.” Does that awful war have nothing to do with the quality of leadership in the regime?
Thankfully, we do indeed have an expert who has reminded us of the truth that “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Prayer: Father, there are many trials which cause us concern and seem to make us anxious. But You have told us not to be anxious about anything. We pray that we might cast all these anxieties on You, knowing that You care for us. Amen.
Ref: Climate change will displace millions in coming decades, < http://tdn.com/opinion/columnists/climate-change-will-displace-millions-in-coming-decades-nations-should/article_f13a48c4-4d6e-5d32-9383-4212bdef51d7.html >, accessed 12/21/2017. Image: Public Domain (USGS)
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