One of your greatest concerns is being addressed today by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The latest post at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, is Climate Warnings—Are They “Over the Top”? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
It seems everything these days is blamed on climate change — and I do mean everything. A recent article from Fox News [Five most over-the-top climate warnings] looked at five recent climate change warning — including a warning of man-eating tigers, caused by climate change—and various experts weighed in on why these warnings were too over-the-top.
To save you the trouble of reading the Fox item, he says:
The warnings Fox News mentioned included:
• not having children due to climate change;
• twelve years left to live;
• an increase in tornados;
• an increase in man-eating tigers;
• and mass extinctions.
That’s a strange-looking list. That’s partly because Hambo left out telling us about Fox’s introduction to the list, which was this:
While there is a broad scientific consensus that man’s activity is playing a role in warming the planet, critics say the effects have been blown out of proportion by alarmists. From dire predictions of mass extinctions to a rise in man-eating tigers, here are some of the most striking examples:
Anyway, the list cries out for the wisdom of ol’ Hambo, and he doesn’t disappoint us. This is his explanation:
Why the fear-mongering by climate change alarmists? Well, they believe in evolutionary ideas and millions of years. [The Fools!] Because they have the wrong starting point, they wrongly interpret the evidence. They see the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica as recording climate data for tens of thousands of years. But those ice sheets formed quickly, during the post-flood ice age, and therefore don’t record tens of thousands of years of climate data.
Hambo is so wise! After that he tells us:
When we start with God’s Word, we know the earth was created to be inhabited by humans. We know God intelligently designed our weather, atmosphere, sun, and everything else that controls and influences climate.
Yes — oh yes! — it was intelligently designed! Hambo continues:
But because of the sin and the curse, no system works perfectly anymore. We know the earth was marred by sin and that the global flood of Noah’s day radically changed the climate, including causing an ice age.
Ah — that explains it — climate change is Adam & Eve’s fault! Let’s read on:
Yes, climates change. But is it man-made and is man-made climate change causing severe weather events, man-eating tigers, and mass extinction? Well, only if you have the wrong starting point. Although it is “man-made” in the sense that our sin has caused problems!
Isn’t this wonderful? Hambo has brought clarity to what would otherwise be a confusing issue. He ends with a scripture quote:
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease (Genesis 8:22).
At last we understand! We are all grateful to Hambo for that wonderful post.
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