Florida’s governor Rick Scott was in the news earlier this week. In an article from REUTERS written by Barbara Liston entitled “Florida bans use of ‘climate change’ by state agency: report” she claims Scott banned employees of the state’s chief environmental agency from using the terms “global warming” and “climate change.” Climate change and global warming activists called it an “Orwellian” campaign.
Topographically speaking, Florida is probably the lowest lying state and more susceptible to rising sea levels and storm surges from hurricanes. But this all happened back in 2011. I do not know of a drowning since then that has been associated with global warming or climate change, although the sea level is rising. Why is it news now?
A marine science professor at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, David Hastings, said, “This is embarrassing, but worse than that, it’s very worrying.” There are myriads of websites projecting the effects of climate change on rising sea levels. According to one site sea levels have risen a dramatic 2.25 inches since 1990. Chicken Little said the sky was falling, but according to guys like Hastings the sea is rising.
For those of you who listened to Chicken Little, you might want to hear what Hastings has to say and turn those helmets in for life preservers. Within a few decades living in south Florida will require treading water or a boat, and trips to Walt Disney World will require scuba diving certification.
Scientists say the earth is getting warmer. It is a fact that global temperatures are hotter than they were just a few hundred years ago during the Little Ice Age, which according to NASA occurred from about 1550 to 1850 AD. The planet is warmer presumably because of industrial emissions and automobile exhaust, etcetera.
But the temperatures today are barely warmer than they were during the Medieval Warm Period from 950 to 1250 AD. A thousand years ago the planet was as warm as it is now without factories and cars. It may be an inconvenient truth that mankind has little if anything to do with global warming. It may just be a global climatic cycle we cannot control.
Science and the Bible agree that the universe as we know it will come to an end. Scientists don’t know when or how, and God has not said when, but He has told us how, “the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat,” 2 Peter 3:12. The earth will be engulfed in a cataclysm of cosmological proportions that will result in “a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away,” Revelation 27:1. It looks like global warming is going to get us after all.