"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
What scares you more – the polar ice caps melting and a worldwide cataclysm or the increased prices of everything you buy because of exaggerated global-warming claims? What upsets thinking people are all of the false and preposterous claims about global warming they hear on the nightly news.
A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990s to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 predictions, only three were roughly accurate, while 114 seriously overestimated the amount of warming. On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred.
"It's a real problem," said climate scientist John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. "It shows that there really is something that needs to be fixed in the climate models." He added, "I looked at seventy-three climate models going back to 1979 and every single one predicted more warming than happened in the real world."
Exaggeration and scare tactics seem to be the name of their game. Remember how in 1972, Arctic specialist Bernt Balchen said that a general warming trend over the North Pole is melting the polar ice cap and may produce an ice-free Arctic Ocean by the year 2000? This and many other failed predictions reveal that climate science forecasting is even less reliable than the weatherman on your TV.
No, Christians need not fear anything, especially global warming!
Notes: "Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds," Fox News, 9/12/13.
Photo: Caption on right: Contrary to predictions that the ice would have vanished by this summer, it has actually increased by 29 percent from last year. Courtesy of MailOnline. Used for educational purposes under U.S. fair use doctrine.
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