Ken Ham Explains Climate Change

Did you realize that Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else — is also an expert on climate change? We’ve written about his wisdom on that topic a few times before — for example: Ken Ham Explains Global Warming.

Well, he’s at it again. Ol’ Hambo just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Is Creation “Very Good” in the Face of Climate Change? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Can we call creation “very good” in the face of climate change? That’s the question posed by “eco-theologian” and Presbyterian minister Dr. Neddy Astudillo in a recent article.

This is the article that troubles Hambo: How Do We Declare Creation ‘Very Good’ in the Face of Climate Change? He says:

She describes the alleged challenges our world will face — food shortages, wildfires, heat waves, coastal flooding, and poverty — if climate change continues and then writes, “this impending reality challenges my understanding of creation as good.” But does she have the correct view of what “very good” means in the first place?

You don’t understand Hambo’s question? Bear with us. He explains:

Dr. Astudillo whole-heartedly believes climate change is caused by humans and that it will be devastating to life on earth. Now, climate change is real. We can observe that climates change. But much of climate change science is driven by an erroneous interpretation of the past.

This is going to be good. Hambo continues:

You see, if you approach the evidence with an evolutionary worldview [Oh no!] and the idea that climates have remained relatively stable since the last ice age 12,000 years ago, you will interpret the small changes in our climate today as a result of modern human activity and be much more likely to extrapolate these into huge changes for the environment.

Have you been thinking like that, dear reader? Prepare to learn how wrong you’ve been. Let’s read on:

But believers must start with the history in God’s Word. [Yes!] And that history tells us something very different. … All of God’s completed creation was very good in the beginning. But all of that changed with sin (something Dr. Astrudillo never mentions). When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, creation was broken. It was no longer very good — and that includes the climate!

Ah, so that’s the problem! Another excerpt:

As Romans describes, the creation today groans because of sin — it’s a fallen creation. [Gasp!] Then the global flood of Noah’s day (about 4,300 years ago) radically changed the climate, resulting in a post-flood ice age shortly thereafter. [Which isn’t in the bible.] Earth has been slowly settling down since this catastrophic event.

That’s the true history of climate change! Hambo drives the point home:

So, from a biblical perspective, small changes in the climate are not alarming and not necessarily directly caused by man’s activities. And such changes have been going on ever since the flood.

It all makes sense. Then he tells us:

Dr. Astrudillo appears to be claiming that God’s creation is no longer “very good” because of recent human-caused climate change. But, the truth is, God’s creation — including the climate — is no longer “very good” because of man’s sin 6000 years ago. It’s our sin that is responsible for creation’s brokenness.

And don’t let anyone tell you any different! Now we come to the end:

While we should certainly strive to protect our planet and care for it, we as believers can look forward to a day when we will have a new heavens and new earth that will not be affected by sin. What a glorious day that will be!

So there you are, dear reader. Don’t worry about climate change. Worry instead about the Lake of Fire.

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13 responses to “Ken Ham Explains Climate Change

  1. Holding The Line In Florida

    So Climate Change is real and caused by humans. Only instead of the massive carbon emissions by us in the last 100+\- years it is Adam and Eve eating of the Tree of Knowledge 6000 years ago. Got it.

  2. This article sounds like more evidence that Hambo flunked high school chemistry.

  3. I just got back from the Lake of Fire a few months ago. Charming place — I saw my dear Mum! — but it’ll soon be underwater. Sea levels are rising.

  4. Hambone is awesome! His ability to twist stuff into his flavor of BS is inspiring!! Now the ability of the sheeple to buy into his BS is just as awesome in its st00pidity but still frightening as they can vote this BS into due process.

  5. ol’ Hambo: “All of God’s completed creation was very good in the beginning. But all of that changed with sin . . . . . When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, creation was broken.”

    Who here didn’t see THAT coming?

  6. Karl Goldsmith (@KarlGoldsmith)

    It’s just the usual bull[bleep] of no responsibility Ken Ham.

  7. It’s the usual one-two, used not only by whackjobs like Ham, but often by moderate Christian apologists as well, not able to see the radical inconsistency. Sunsets, rainbows, joy, beauty, love – all God’s good creation. ALS, parasites, malaria, child cancer – all down to Man’s disobedience. Everything fits neatly into those two boxes. Everything is thus explained. The obvious fact that it doesn’t need an explanation if you remove God doesn’t seem to occur to them.

  8. The ice age isn’t mentioned in the bible. Why does Ham think it occurred? Is he listening to scientists? Shame on him. As any good reader of the bible will tell him, there was no ice age.

  9. @Dave Luckett
    Yes, but it’s worse than that.
    An appeal to the supernatural does not explain anything in the natural order of things.
    I’ll give them a pass on niceness and on yckiness. But niceness and yuckness don’t have anything to do with the facts of biogeography, taxonomy, genetics, geology, astronomy, thermodynamics, etc.
    What happens when the supernatural acts so that Homo is closest to Pan among all of the varieties of life in the present world? Or, if you like the Big Questions, what happens in the supernatural which results in there being something rather than nothing?

    @Ed
    Ham is no different, except perhaps in matter of degree. When an intelligent person says something like, “I know that the evidence tells us that the world is many millions of years old, but I have to accept what hte Bible says”; and yet accepts the evidence for the heliocentric model of the Solar Sstem, despite what the BIble says (and what everyone so understood the Bible for so long – it isn’t obvious that it was meant merely poetically, unless the author was inept in expression) … Or when someone claims that the Bible tells us someting about the evolutionary relationships of life. (Yes, that there is micro-evolution, but no, there is no macro-evolution!)

  10. Ashley Haworth-roberts

    That is one of the most despicable posts I have ever seen from Ham.

  11. Ashley Haworth-roberts

    Longhand response (as sent to AiG via their website and via ‘Answers News’:

    https://answersingenesis.org/culture/is-creation-very-good-climate-change/
    “But much of climate change science is driven by an erroneous interpretation of the past. You see, if you approach the evidence with an evolutionary worldview and the idea that climates have remained relatively stable since the last ice age 12,000 years ago, you will interpret the small changes in our climate today as a result of modern human activity and be much more likely to extrapolate these into huge changes for the environment.

    But believers must start with the history in God’s Word. And that history tells us something very different.”

    No they ‘must’ not. Mr Ham – WILL YOU PLEASE STOP LYING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, MISUSING THE BIBLE, ENDANGERING ECO-SYSTEMS WITH YOUR BIGOTRY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE, STOP BRINGING CHRISTIANITY INTO DISREPUTE, AND STOP ENDANGERING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF SOME PEOPLE WHO VIEW YOUR BLOGS. (This bcc’ed to various friends, the UK Met Office, Rev’d Astudillo, the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and my local MP for information.)

    You are a fascist. Believers should NOT follow your unscientific demands. You are a liar. You refuse to try and refute the science of current climate change. You just bang on about the Bible when it has NOTHING to say on this topic.You are a liar, a would-be cult-leader, and a total disgrace.

    At least the ‘eco-theologian’, for all their dodgy theology, is accepting scientific REALITY over climate change – rather than your BIGOTED LYING on this topic.

    No doubt you will be repeating your lies in Ireland this weekend. Including your lie about a ‘post-flood ice age’. Watch out for a possible ex hurricane or maybe one or even two deep ‘normal depressions with a risk of severe gales especially near southwest facing coasts. And the risk of prolonged heavy rain.

    “… from a biblical perspective, small changes in the climate are not alarming and not necessarily directly caused by man’s activities.” Liar. The Bible is SILENT on this topic. (Or – if you prefer – the Bible is wrong.)

    “While we should certainly strive to protect our planet and care for it …”. Hypocrite. How is yet more coal mining and deforestation – because carbon emissions ‘don’t’ matter – caring for the planet (or the people living on it)?

    Mr Ham – you make me sick. (And this is everyone’s business.)

  12. Ashley Haworth-roberts

    Two-faced Ken Ham. We have a perfect atmosphere (2015). But wait (2018) the creation, including the climate, are in fact ‘broken’ and ‘fallen’. https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/10/25/inconsistencies-of-climate-change-alarmists/
    https://answersingenesis.org/culture/is-creation-very-good-climate-change/

  13. Karl Goldsmith (@KarlGoldsmith)

    I had forgot Ken Ham was in Ireland, you can still buy tickets for €20. They can’t have sold well last time as it’s only two days, where as England next year is back to three days in Bromwich, again!