GLOBAL WARMING, GLOBAL COOLING, AND GOD
INTRO - Have you ever wondered about global warming? Is it real? Is it something to get excited about?
I. THE PLANET WAS COOLING -
A. Cooling Down Again - Starting around 1895 thru about 1930 the entire planet went thru a global cooling. And fear of an ice age and global disaster spread. - The ice age never came and neither did the disasters
B. Cooling Down Again - In the 1970's it happened again. Another global cooling took place and again predications of an ice age and disaster came. Once again, the predictions failed to come true.
II. THE PLANET WAS WARMING -
A. Warm Up Time - Today’s global warming advocates probably don’t even realize their claims aren’t original. Before the cooling worries of the ’70s, America went through global warming fever for several decades around World War II.
B. Warming Up Again - the media today is constantly bombarding us with bad news about global warming and its consequences. It tells us that we are at fault and need to do something. Or severe disaster will wipe out the planet - something like the movie “The Day After Tomorrow”
III. THE PLANET IS COOLING -.On January 6,2009 the following headline appeared in the Boston Globe “Br-r-r! Where did global warming go?” The article continues THE STARK headline appeared just over a year ago. "2007 to be 'warmest on record,' " BBC News reported on Jan. 4, 2007. Citing experts in the British government's Meteorological Office, the story announced that "the world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007," surpassing the all-time high reached in 1998. But a funny thing happened on the way to the planetary hot flash: Much of the planet grew bitterly cold.
A. The Planet Cooled Off - Here are some of the reports from around the world as to the cold that has been experienced.
1. In South America, for example, the start of winter last year was one of the coldest ever observed.
2. In Buenos Aires, it snowed for the first time in 89 years
3. In northeastern Australia, the city of Townsville underwent the longest period of continuously cold weather since 1941.
4. China has its coldest winter in 100 years.
5. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history.
6. North America has the most snow cover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began
7. Record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.
B. The Cold Facts - According to the numbers there has been a twelve month long drop in world temps that have wiped out the warming of the last century. All four major global temperature tracking outlets have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.
IV. THE PLANET IS UNDER CONTROL - Man may do his best to wreak havoc in the world, but he can only do so much.
A. Something To Think About - As I studied on this topic I found some interesting things to note
1. It seems that the media is behind much of the hype over global warming or cooling. And I often wonder if facts being over looked on purpose?
2. Evolutionary time scales are often used instead of God’s
3. Accurate temperature records have been kept only since the end of the 19th Century, shortly after the world left the Little Ice Age. Beyond that temps are speculated.
4. If I only monitored temps from Jan 1st to Aug 31st in MN could I predict global warming?... What if I only monitored temps from July 1st through Feb 28th, could I predict global cooling?... What we need is a bigger time scale and what we would find is a cycle.
5. I never found what the planets temp is suppose to be and I don’t think anybody knows. What we do find is that while the planet’s temps fluctuate they are relatively stable. If they weren’t we be in big trouble.
B. God’s In Control
1. He created the earth
a. Ps 24:1-2
b. Is 45:18
2. He uphold the earth through Christ
a. Co 1:16-17
b. Hb 1:3
3. He controls the weather
a. Jb 12:15
b. Ps 147:16-18
c. Jr 10:13
CONCL - Have you ever wondered what it was like in the Garden Of Eden? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a perfect world? The Bible tells us that a day is coming when the earth we know will be done away with and that there will be a new earth. An earth like that on day 6 of creation - perfect with no worries about global warming or cooling at all.