We are not aware of how advanced the antediluvians were with meteorological sciences or how high the civilization reached technologically. We find many fascinating objects buried in coal that are believed to come from that period. It is considered that the first attempts to predict the weather were around 650 BC in the Babylon Empire. By the third century BC the Chinese had developed “a meteorological calendar that divided the year into twenty-four festivals, each dedicated to a different meteorological situation.” 1
Meaningful records could not really be kept until “the invention of Galileo Galilei’s thermometer in 1592 and Torricelli’s barometer in 1643.” 1 Networks were established to record weather data, and eventually records were kept allowing data to accumulate and be studied. But these networks used different scales and instruments, making things nonuniform. While we have records back to the seventeenth century, it wasn’t until 1927 when the World Meteorological Organization created the World Weather Records and instruments and standardized measurements. Miguel Barral with OpenMind stated, “This is why the meteorological records start in 1927, or at best go back to 1880 from data retrieved and sifted from the earliest meteorological offices and weather stations.”
Some of us have grandparents who have told us of different weather conditions than we now observe. Farmers in Johnston County, North Carolina actually carried produce to town on a frozen Neuse River. The past is not indicative of what will happen in the future; things appear warmer now than in the late 1800s, but what is the cause? Unfortunately, finding data without fearmongering propaganda is extremely hard. Just recently there were claims of Europe being much hotter than last year. However, recent temperature measurements were made differently than in the past. Instruments have been moved down to ground level, and measurements of temperature at ground level are higher than at standard height. The weather has become a more political issue than one of science.
Since we speculate that the earth before the flood was semitropical-to-tropical worldwide, it would appear that the world weatherwise was in a state of equilibrium. What would have the power to change the climate of a world in equilibrium? A worldwide catastrophic event would surely do it. According to Dr. Walt Brown:
It appears to be a consequence of a sudden, unrepeatable event: a global flood whose waters erupted from interconnected, worldwide subterranean chambers with a directed energy release—focused upward—that exceeded the explosion of trillions of hydrogen bombs. 2
Many things changed as the surface of the earth was destroyed by water.
Another question would be: “Can we even return to equilibrium?” That may remain an unknown. Have other events occurred that have changed the ability to return to equilibrium or have changed the magnitude of the fluctuation from equilibrium? We do not know if we will return to equilibrium or not, but we definitely know events that affect the magnitude of fluctuation. Volcanic eruptions such as Krakatoa 1883, Novarupta 1912, Mount Pinatubo 1991, and the explosion of Mount Tambora in 1815,
the largest ever recorded by humans, ranking a 7 (or “super-colossal”) on the VEI, the second-highest rating in the index. The volcano, which is still active, is one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago. The eruption reached its peak in April 1815, when it exploded so loudly that it was heard on Sumatra Island, more than 1,200 miles (1,930 km) away. 3
In 536, according to some researchers, a volcano erupted in Iceland causing the sun to be darkened in the northern hemisphere for eighteen months. “For the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during the whole year,” wrote Byzantine historian Procopius. 4 It was considered the worst year to be alive as the sun was darkened and winter type weather caused crops to fail in the northern hemisphere.
Earthquakes can also disrupt the equilibrium of the planet and therefore indirectly affect the weather of the earth. They can change the earth’s speed of rotation and shift the earth’s figure axis, 5 but this is considered infinitesimal compared to the effects of the ocean currents and atmospheric winds on the earth’s rotation. 6
From Scripture we know there is a different hydrological cycle now than before the flood.
Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. (Genesis 2:5–6, NASB 2020)
There is no record of rain until God says in Genesis chapter 7 for Noah to enter the ark and the rain would start in seven days. This was the beginning of climate change.
Fast forward about 4500 years after Noah’s flood to today. Weather records have only been in existence, in a standardized way, since 1927. We have ninety-six years of records to work with. Where are we on the equilibrium graph? Do we have enough records to truly know weather cycles? We know there was an ice age; we can only estimate when it occurred. Ice layers are not dependable markers of age. The P-38 fighters lost during World War II in Greenland show 250 to 300 feet of ice accumulation, many more ice layers than the number of years they have been buried. 7
How long are meteorological cycles? It is true that the earth’s temperature has been rising over the past few centuries since the little ice age of about AD 1300–1850. Does that give us a cycle of cooling for 550 years and then a warming cycle for approximately the same length of time? To make any kind of judgment based on so little information would likely lead to error.
It is claimed that the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases such as methane are the cause of “global warming” or “climate change.” Does anyone truly believe that cows need to be slaughtered by the thousands or millions because when they pass gas and burp that they are emitting too much CO2, methane, and other greenhouse gases? If that kind of thinking wasn’t so dangerous, it would be laughable. This is not about climate change, but something much more sinister and evil. Dr. Alan White recently wrote in Answers Magazine:
Just because CO2 and temperature have been rising together for quite a while doesn’t automatically prove one caused the other. That’s the great challenge in scientific research—to determine what are the true causes of the changes we observe. In this case, that boils down to answering the question, “Is CO2 the predominant cause of the current change in the climate?” This is not easy to answer because we have so much more to learn about many factors that influence our climate.
From AD 1000 to 1300, for instance, global temperature declined while CO2 remained fairly constant. The earth’s temperature also began to rise about 100 years before the carbon dioxide did. Our understanding of this relationship is far from absolute, as many people claim. 8
While many scientists conform to the anthropogenic narrative—the liberal narrative that demands green solutions that have no scientific basis—there are some who do not.
Dr. Judith Curry is one who disagrees with the potential for tyrannical control of climate change. She is President and co-founder of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. She is Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she served as Chair of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for thirteen years. Dr. Curry is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union.
From a revealing interview with Curry, John Stossel writes for the New York Post:
Alarmist scientists’ aggressive attempts to hide data suggesting climate change is not a crisis were revealed in leaked emails. 9
Also from Stossel’s article, quoting Curry:
Some United Nations officials were motivated by “anti-capitalism. They hated the oil companies and seized on the climate change issue to move their policies along.”
The UN created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC].
“The IPCC wasn’t supposed to focus on any benefits of warming. The IPCC’s mandate was to look for dangerous human-caused climate change.”
This is how “manufactured consensus” happens.
Even if a skeptic did get funding, it’s harder to publish because journal editors are alarmists.
That’s what we’ve got now: a massive governmentfunded climate alarmism complex.9
We have gotten so far away from science; the corruption is nauseating. When we talk about anything man does, we have to examine motivation? Unfortunately, even those professing to know Jesus as their Savior still struggle with what motivates them. The three main worldly motivators seem to be power, pleasures of the flesh, and greed (1 John 2:15–17). Power and greed are the main motivations for the politicizing of science. Power is obvious by all the fearmongering generated, declaring we have to do something now or we are all doomed! The covid vaccine was rushed into people without much regard for public safety. Not enough time was taken to thoroughly test the vaccine for long-term effects. Similarly, we see the same reckless incompetence saying we have to slaughter farm animals by the thousands, even millions, so they won’t burp or pass greenhouse gases.
The “climate change” agenda is just the tip of the iceberg. Many other evil things are going on that oppress and kill mankind. It is unknown how many will die because of the covid vaccine, while of course it is denied that there are any negative side effects of the vaccine at all levels of governments around the world. We must look at where we are in history and what the Scriptures say about the end times. What God says in the book of Revelation will not pass unfulfilled.
Whether you want to call conspiracy proponents kooks or not, you cannot deny the great conspiracy stated in Isaiah chapter 14:12–14:
“How you have fallen from heaven,
You star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who defeated the nations!
“But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’ (NASB 2020)
But the star of the morning has been judged:
“Nevertheless you will be brought down to Sheol, To the recesses of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:15, NASB 2020)
And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20:10, NASB 2020)
Satan has conspired to usurp God’s throne; he is the prince of the air for the time being. His days are numbered, but he wants to kill and destroy as many people as possible. That is his agenda and every government in the world is following his lead! Politics cannot change anything. Revelation explains what we will be looking at very soon. We have only one hope: in the person of Jesus Christ!
- 1 a b Barral M (2019 Nov 29) Meteorological records: This is how we started to record the climate. OpenMind. https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/environment/meteorological-records-this-is-how-we-started-torecord-the-climate/ Accessed 2023 Aug 22
- 2Brown WT (1995–2020) In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood, Center for Science and Creation, http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/HydroplateOverview2.html, updated February 27 Feb 2020. Accessed 2023 Aug 22
- 3Ghose T (2023 Jun 10) The 12 biggest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Live Science https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/volcanos/the-12-biggest-volcaniceruptions-in-recorded-history Accessed 2023 Aug 22
- 4Gibbons A (2018 Nov 15) Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive'. Science doi: 10.1126/science.aaw0632 https://www.science.org/content/article/why-536-wasworst-year-be-alive Accessed 2023 Aug 22
- 5The axis about which the earth’s mass is balanced is not the same as the earth’s north-south axis. They are offset by ten meters.
- 6Buis A (2011 Mar 14) Japan quake may have shortened earth days, moved axis. NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/japanquake/earth20110314.html Accessed 2023 Aug 22
- 7(2007 Jun 30) Plane flies in the face of glaciology. Answers in Genesis. https://answersingenesis.org/geology/natural-features/plane-flies-in-the-face-of-glaciology/ Accessed 2023 Aug 22. Information on the rescue of the P-38 fighters can be found on many other websites.
- 8White A (2019) What scientists ignore about climate change. Answers Magazine 2019 Oct 29 https://answersingenesis.org/environmental-science/climatechange/what-scientists-ignore-about-climate-change/ Accessed 2023 Aug 22. See Figure 1 within the article for a comparison of temperature range to atmospheric CO2.
- 9Stossel J (2023) Scientist admits the ‘overwhelming consensus’ on the climate change crisis is ‘manufactured’. New York Post 2023 Aug 9. https://nypost.com/2023/08/09/climate-scientist-admits-the-overwhelming-consensus-is-manufactured/ Accessed 2023 Aug 22