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.”

Climate scientists in Britain have been in the forefront of so-called expert opinion on global warming. At every opportunity, therefore, there are items of news in the British media about how weather in the UK has become more extreme in recent years.

One recent report in the New Scientist magazine claimed that in the last 10 years high temperatures in summer have been getting higher, while low temperatures in winter are not so high. Apparently, the hottest day in each of the years 2008 – 2017 were 0.8°C hotter than the hottest days in each year from 1961 – 1990. In addition, the report claims that “the chilliest extremes of the year are not quite as biting as they were in the past, with the lowest temperature of the year 1.7°C milder in the last decade than it was in the three decades up to 1990.”

It is understandable that official figures are not yet available for 2018. It is my understanding that the hottest British day of 2018 was also the hottest day on record. However, when I was visiting the UK in February 2018, the country was going through a severe cold snap.

Notice also that no comments are made about temperatures between 1990 and 2008. This is because global temperatures – including those in Britain – fell during those years, but this article fails to report that!

God’s perspective on global warming is this: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”    Author: Paul F. Taylor

 Prayer: Thank You, Father, that You look after us in every way. Just as no sparrow falls to the ground without You knowing it, so You care about everything that happens to us. Amen.

Ref: Lengthy warm spells and heavy rainfall are on the rise in the UK, < https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184323-lengthy-warm-spells-and-heavy-rainfall-are-on-the-rise-in-the-uk/ >, accessed 10/30/2018. Image: Brighton, England: Adobe Stock Images, licensed to author.