Does anyone really know if mankind is changing the climate? Jordan Peterson among many others, criticises the abounding arrogance of those who declare with religious dogma and fervour that the question is “settled”.
It just seems impossible for me to think that human beings will be the cause the end of the world. I think of all the people who are becoming traumatised, especially kids being made fearful by school teachers and social media. I suspect any evil people are using this to justify abortion, childlessness, eugenics and the push to one world government and with the Pope, one world religion. Maybe.
Let us assume for a moment that the climate boffins are correct. However, what seems pretty clear is that the Chinese, Asians, Indians and many other nations’ peoples will continue to embrace current technology including coal-fired power generation to bring their millions out of living in third-world conditions. Who is going to stop them?
Certainly, nothing Australia can do extra would make the slightest difference to world-wide CO2 levels. Or to lowering bushfire threats. I understand that China emits more in 6–9 days that Australia emits p/a. And just try telling the Chinese to follow our good example or that of other nations!
So now, if the IPCC and scientists are right and we all face catastrophic, apocalyptic scenarios, then any action by the enlightened will achieve little except to give them a nice virtuous feeling–we are doing something, perhaps futile? A bit like shifting on the sinking Titanic? Some scientists think it’s just too late. Some say it would take 100 years to reverse the trend. And see recent report https://www.desmog.co.uk/2020/01/23/scientists-say-paris-agreement-climate-goals-may-now-be-unattainable.
BUT, I believe God, who made the heavens and this beautiful earth as He has revealed in the scriptures, is able to sustain it. This planet is His making, His wonderful creation, and we must take care of it–“The earth and all its fullness is the Lord’s” Ps 24:1. To despise his creation is to despise Him, to trash it is to trash Him, ignore Him.
We also read of His sustaining grace upon the earth and its inhabitants. “He upholds all things by his word of power.” We marvel at the amazing order of the universe and the mind-boggling complexity of the created order around us.
Just go read the Book of Job–God shows how we can be so arrogant—e g see Job 38:38-41.
This being His world, his universe, then He can do with it as He, in His wisdom, has determined. One day it will no doubt end. See 2 Peter 3:10ff. Then ‘new heavens and a new earth’!
We can trust God! If you cant trust God Almighty than who on earth can you trust?
‘Your will be done; your kingdom come!’
So I will keep on sharing the good news of Jesus and the Kingdom of God with whoever will listen. This is based on the amazing act of God in bringing back Jesus from the dead. They killed him but he rose from death and appeared to many (1 Corinthians 15:1-9) before he went to be enthroned on High and to ‘rule until all his enemies are under his feet’ (1 Corinthians 15:29); ‘All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being’ (John 1:3). LOVE IT!