Worried About Antarctic Ice
“And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.”
One visit on my bucket list, which I will probably not achieve, is a visit to the South Pole. The excitement of being on the underside of the world would be fascinating – though I imagine that one tires of the scenery quite quickly.
Antarctica is arguably the world’s oddest continent. Most of the land is covered by ice, which stretches out and covers the sea. So it looks white in every direction! Yet the ice hides a complex system of processes.
Climate Change alarmists show that they are still, really, wedded to the idea of anthropogenic global warming, as they issue scare stories about how the Antartctic’s ice cover could melt, causing the sea levels all over the world to rise by catastrophic amounts. Many of the world’s major cities are close to sea level, so the alarmists predict disaster, with the disappearance of places like London or New York. These scare stories appear to be backed up by the calving of new icebergs, as the ice sheet on the Western Peninsula breaks up.
However, the Western ice sheet has been breaking up for much longer than the alleged industrial increase in CO2. Worse still, for the alarmists – but better for the world – is the fact that the Eastern ice sheet has been growing steadily, gaining more ice than the loss of ice in the west.
God has promised that He will never again flood the world. As Christians, we can trust His promises with great certainty.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for all Your promises to us. You are holy and never break Your word. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Three Years After Hitting Record High, Antarctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low, < https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2019-07-02-antarctic-sea-ice-record-low-cover >, accessed 2/28/2020. Image: Hope Bay Glacier, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported.
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