“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
Climate researchers are developing more complex computer models in an effort to discover the effects of climate changes. One unexpected conclusion is that greenhouse warming of the Earth may not be happening; even if it is, it may not be a bad thing. Researchers have also had to admit that the natural climate changes of the Earth are much wider than originally thought.
In one computer model, researchers assumed that carbon dioxide would increase in the atmosphere by 1 percent a year. In another, they assumed 0.5 percent increase, and in yet another model they assumed no increase. The study yielded mixed results. Central and western Europe would see no abnormal change in river runoff. River runoff would increase in northern Europe, but decrease in southern Europe.
Their model also showed that wheat crops would increase in several European countries, with no abnormal changes in other countries. In fact, researchers found that an increase in carbon dioxide would cause a 9 to 39 percent increase in wheat crops throughout Europe.
Science is discovering that what God promised Noah after the Flood is true: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night shall not cease.”
We thank You, Lord, that You have given us a beautiful and durable Earth to support our needs. Make us good stewards of it, rejoicing without fear of the future. Amen.
C. Wu, “Fickle climate thwarts future forecasts,” Science News, v. 155, February 27, 1999, p. 133. Photo: Runoff flowing into a stormwater drain.