While we argue about medical care, billion dollar walls and Russian spies, a bigger enemy is slowly marching toward us.
A source of global warming data is National Geographic summarized here. The link also discusses the one constant case made against global warming, emails among a small group of scientists who discussed presenting the data in a dishonest way. Those emails have not changed the statistics about our earth’s warming.
While temperatures on the globe have changed over millions of years, the evidence is they have never changed this fast. One one variable that has changed since those ancient times is human impact on the climate.
While an international agreement hoped to limit the world-wide rise in temperature to two degrees, there is plenty of evidence the minimum will be four degrees and a maximum around eight degrees. A rule of thumb is the for each rise of one degree, world wide crop yields drop by 10%. Five degrees, then, would lower yields by 50%. With the world population predicted to rise by around 20% by the year 2050, it is easy to see why alarm bells go off.
The earth has seen extreme heat before. At the time dinosaurs went extinct some 97% of all life on the planet ended. The rise in temperature was believed to have been only about five percent.
In Genesis 1:26-27 it says God gave man the earth to dominate and subdue. It’s looking like the unknown authors of the Bible got it backwards
The earth is going to subdue man.