Genesis 8:22
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

On the last day of March, 2014, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report warning that the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents. They went on to predict that mankind would face catastrophic consequences if we don’t take drastic measures right now. But as you’ll see in a moment, the report was released one day too early.

Smog in New York City as viewed from the World Trade Center in 1988Why do we say that? Because April 1st would have been a far more suitable date for a foolish announcement with no substance to back it up. The announcement was a brash attempt to “sell” climate change by stressing the sheer number of “experts” who prepared the report.

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, stressed that “none of this [the report] would be possible without the dedication of the Co-Chairs of Working Group II and the hundreds of scientists and experts who volunteered their time to produce this report, as well as the more than 1,700 expert reviewers worldwide who contributed their invaluable oversight.”

After the IPCC was caught cooking the books in November of 2009, in 2011 and on other occasions, Creation Moments can’t help but be skeptical of any report that tries to convince us it is true by citing the number of scientists who participated in its preparation. The truth is, there are thousands of scientists who are skeptical of man-made climate change. But like creationists, they are ignored and ridiculed.

Heavenly Father, I know that so-called climate change is not something to be feared. I also know I can trust You to preserve our planet until the day that Your Son returns. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Notes: Photo: Smog in New York City as viewed from the World Trade Center in 1988.