Wednesday, January 7, 2009
More Reasons To Trust God With Our (His) Planet
Did you hear about this? It's a report that says that arctic ice levels have returned to the same point they were at in 1979. That's 30 years ago, folks. Looks like we're actually not as bad off as the global warming freaks want us to think we are.
The story goes on to say that the ice re-froze in about the past seven months. That's an incredibly quick rate of freeze - in fact, it's extremely improbable, if not impossible, according to what scientists "know" about these sort of things. Lesson learned: we don't "know" too much about how the earth works, let alone the kind of effects that mankind has on it.
I also appreciated the last line of the article: "In May, concerns over disappearing sea ice led the U.S. to officially list the polar bear a threatened species, over objections from experts who claimed the animal's numbers were increasing." Well, I think we can take the polar bears off the threatened species list now that their habitat is as large as it's been in the last 30 years (not to mention the fact that scientists say the polar bear population is INCREASING - seriously, where do people get off with doing this crap?).
For example, take a look at the L.A. Times' original story that declared the polar bear as a threatened species: "The animal, whose habitat has been shrinking with the melting of Arctic sea ice, is the first to be designated as threatened with extinction mainly because of global warming." There are at least three things about that sentence that are not true: 1) the polar bear's habitat is not shrinking; 2) polar bears are not threatened with extinction; and 3) global warming has nothing to do with shrinking sea ice or the polar bear population.
If nothing else, this article shows us that a lot of global warming / greenhouse effect / climate change people are just a bunch of knee-jerk reactionists (except the interesting thing is that it turns out there was nothing really to jerk their knees or react over).
If anything, this story just gives us even more reason to be good stewards of our resources, and trust God to take care of HIS creation.