A ‘Planetary Emergency’
According to James E. Hansen, a prominent NASA climatologist, the scientific community knows that ‘we have a planetary emergency’ while all that many politicians, government officials and members of the energy industry want to know is that there are an estimated 90 million barrels of oil to be lifted from within the Arctic circle- 13 percent of our undiscovered reserves (not to mention 30 percent of our undiscovered gas reserves).
And what do you and I know? We know that our weather patterns are disturbed. We know that global warming seems to be an irreversible trend. We know that our planet appears ‘terminally’ ill.
Perhaps, then, it’s time to seriously consider this comment made by the Apostle Paul in Hebrews 1:10-12 (NIV):
‘In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.’
And those once-well-known words of Jesus Christ (John 14:1-3, NIV) :
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would ! have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.’
So what do you think, was global warming and other environmental issues predestined? Or just a bi-product of a corrupt world?
Focus Magazine | Julian Hibbert