Letter: Christians and climate change

A reader responds to Joshua Sharp's "Voices" article on climate change, citing recent studies on the subject.

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RE: “Christians and Climate Change”

Joshua Sharp’s article brought Proverbs 19:2 to mind, “It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge…”(NET).  I had just read about a study published on June 29, “A new study by researchers at Turku University in Finland found that the human contribution to a rise of 0.1°C in global temperatures over the last century is just 0.01°C.” Another study questioning the so-called settled science of man-made (anthropogenic) climate change was published the day before, on June 28, by Professor Masayuki Hyodo of Japan’s Kobe University. He observed: “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has discussed the impact of cloud cover on climate in their evaluations, but this phenomenon has never been considered in climate predictions due to the insufficient physical understanding of it. This study provides an opportunity to rethink the impact of clouds on climate. When galactic cosmic rays increase, so do low clouds, and when cosmic rays decrease clouds do as well. …The umbrella effect caused by galactic cosmic rays is important when thinking about current global warming as well as the warm period of the medieval era.” During the 1970s’ cold winters, alarmists cried, “Ice age!” Recently, Al Gore’s disciples cried, “Global warming!” When the ice caps didn’t melt, they changed their cry to, “Climate change!” Earth’s climate is a complex system. The most significant contributor is the sun, which experiences cyclical changes. Also, volcanoes can alter the climate. Centuries of climate observations, predating the Industrial Revolution and man’s CO2 emissions, document alternating cooling and warming cycles.

Michael Leamons

Hico, Texas

 


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