Is the Arctic Ice Disappearing?
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
In 2007, former US Vice-President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore warned that there was a 75% chance that the entire Arctic ice cap would be gone by 2014-16. Yet, the ice still seems to be there! In fact, the famed Northwest Passage does not yet appear to have opened up enough for regular shipping through it.
A recent study from Yale University has suggested that the Arctic ice cap is not only under attack from melting at the edges but also in the middle from heat sources at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. One of the researchers says, “Presently this heat is trapped below the surface layer. Should it be mixed up to the surface, there is enough heat to entirely melt the sea-ice pack that covers this region for most of the year.”
Yet, such warnings have been issued many times before. Britain’s Global Warming Policy Foundation – an organization of so-called climate change skeptics – has a compilation of many doom-laden predictions of an ice-free North Pole – all of which have failed to come to pass. The GWPF show that there is insufficient data from a mere 40 years of satellite monitoring to make accurate predictions. And there is a natural cycle of warming and cooling, known as the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation. This peaked in 2008 and, therefore, North Atlantic temperatures are on their way down again.
Warnings that the Earth’s seasons are coming to an end are contradicted by what God said at the end of Genesis 8.
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