Sifting through ‘Climate-Change’ Hysteria
I am no scientist. Neither do I pretend to be one. But ‘global climate change’ was one of the hot button issues in the election campaign. As a Canadian citizen, therefore, I see that this also gives me the permission to ‘weigh in’ on the discussion. I do so as a Christian.
Throughout the campaign, politicians were speaking of ‘global climate crisis’, even ‘climate emergency.’ This issue came to dominate the campaign at the time the United Nations met for its ‘emergency climate summit.’ Global climate strikes occurred on two Fridays calling on political leaders to respond to the ‘climate emergency.’ Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old teenage girl, who spoke at the UN, became the inspiration for the “Fridays for the Future’ movement. Its radical agenda is to reduce or even eliminate the use of fossil fuels [oil, gas] and to replace it with solar and wind-powered energy. That means, for some, sailing rather than flying across the ocean.
There is much fear and panic. We are being told that humanity is destroying itself and the earth will soon become uninhabitable, if we don’t change our ways!
Much of it is driven by ideology, not by real science. An overwhelming number of scientists contradict their conclusions! Calvin Beisner, from the Cornwall Alliance For the Stewardship of Creation [see www.cornwallalliance.com], says climate alarmists are relying only on “hypotheses woven into computer-based models”, and “at best, fuzzy science is behind the head-line grabbing climate alarmist stories.”
I find it ironic that that this ‘hot-button’ issue comes to the fore during Thanksgiving season! The nation was in no mood to give thanks to God for the rain and sunshine and abundant harvests. True, famines, forest fires, hurricanes ravage the earth. But these have been around all throughout history with varying intensity. God continues to give His witness that He takes care of His creation and He will provide. He is good! After the worldwide flood in Noah’s days, God gave His promise, “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night, shall not cease.”
The greater crisis today is a loss of confidence in God and His Word. That’s why the panic. We come to know of His sure love and saving grace by believing in Christ. He is our lasting hope! By the way, we might begin to show our care for God’s creation by not littering and keeping sewage out of the St. Lawrence River!