Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | December 14, 2012

The Climate Change Controversy, by David Bower

Sorting Fact from FictionNot too long ago we were being bombarded by threats of the dangers of global warming and when that lost face the terminology was changed to climate change. It is difficult to argue with that because climate is always changing but then the question of cause surfaces with man’s carbon emissions being accused of triggering adverse climate change that will destroy the world and flood all coastal cities.

There are several “scientifically” held positions today that are at odds with each other when it comes to the subject of severity and cause. At one extreme are those who predict a doomsday scenario and at the other end of the spectrum those who say little or nothing extraordinary will happen. The recent “Doha 2012 Climate Change Conference” was another exercise in futility as representatives from 194 nations assembled to discuss climate change and the proper response governments should take.

One of the major issues that emerged from this conference was the possibility of compensation of poorer nations by richer nations for their losses which have resulted from climate change.  This, of course, brings us to the core objective of the whole business which is wealth transfer by governments in accordance with goals that have absolutely nothing to do with weather and everything to do with money and control.

A Long History of Climate Change

Even the most cursory examination of the history of the world will suggest climate change has been with us from the beginning of recorded history. If you put historic climate change or some variation of those words into a search engine an almost endless supply of articles will appear and supply you with countless hours of reading material. What I would like to do in this article is to present a brief summary on the Biblical record of climate change as recorded in the pages of Scripture.

As my readers may recall, I’m a young earther; that is I believe the Bible’s account to be correct and accurate when it says the universe is somewhere in the vicinity of 6,000 to 8,000 years old plus or minus. I believe the first six chapters of Genesis are an accurate account of what actually happened at that time. The results of the Biblical account would be an earth that was originally tropical in nature from pole to pole as a result of the water vapor canopy that surrounded the earth.

Earth’s climate underwent a drastic change when God destroyed the water vapor canopy at the time of the Genesis flood; what resulted is the earth we have today with its seasons and weather patterns. In an earlier blog I discussed the remarkable evidence of the Beresovka Mammoth Elephant which was found in Siberia. The contents of the flash frozen elephant’s stomach were so well preserved that the flowers, ferns and grasses it was eating just hours before its death could still be identified.

The thing to keep in mind about the contents of its stomach was those flowers, ferns and grasses had never grown in Siberia’s frozen wasteland in recorded history; they were totally alien to the climate in that part of the world.

Note shovel handle in center bottom of picture for size.

Note the shovel handle in the center bottom of the picture as a reference for size.

Feast and Famine

Although the Biblical record concerns itself with a restricted part of the earth it is still easy to find references to climate change. One of the more famous examples is the seven years of plenty followed by the seven years of famine described in the Genesis’ account of Joseph in Egypt.

Other cases of drought and famine are recorded in the Book of Ruth, the Book of 2 Samuel, as well as the Books of 1 and 2 Kings, Nehemiah and Haggai. These events cover a span of several thousand years and would suggest climate change is a part of life in the postdiluvian world.

The ultimate expression of global warming just happens to be found in the Bible where in 2 Peter 3:10 we read, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”

I’ve attached a graph which shows the temperature changes over a period of about 1,000 years. If one were to extend the timeline it certainly appears we are due another period of warming, wouldn’t you say?

Climate Change 900 AD to 1900 AD


  1. David, good comments ! Dick


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