Something Fishy about Global Warming Claims
Despite what popular science purports to show, we can rely on God’s Word.
by James J. S. Johnson
After the Flood, God promised Noah that Earth would have predictable patterns of climates and seasons: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” This promise is trustworthy because God is trustworthy, and He controls Earth’s climates and seasons.
But recently God’s promise has been distrusted, doubted, and denied by many who assert that human activities are so out of control we should fear the loss of previously stable climate patterns. In effect, these alarmists ignore God’s promise and His sovereign control, as if humans can determine the destiny of Earth’s climate.
But what if government reports support notions of man-made global warming and an upcoming climate crisis? Would that prove God has lost His stabilizing grip on Earth’s environmental parameters? Consider the Alaska pollock, the cod-like whitefish some say is now the number one money finfish in America’s food industry. Huge pollock populations once filled certain areas of the Bering Sea and North Pacific, but the southern edge of their range is shrinking. Some suggest the pollocks are migrating north due to climate change. Is this the case?
Marine biologists and biogeography ecologists study regional changes in oceanic fish populations.
We expect fish stocks to naturally fluctuate with changes in climate [such as when Baltic herring relocated about A.D. 1300 as the Medieval Warm Period transitioned into the Little Ice Age]. Usually, during periods of warming or cooling, fish stocks residing at the polar ends of the population’s range increase or decrease accordingly, while the reverse happens at the other end.
If huge populations of Alaska pollock relocate north or south, that migration’s cause is a big deal—not just for the food industry but also because global warming advocacy is a billion-dollar industry. Government-funded research projects often depend upon climate change theories.
However, government databases are not immune to error. Scientific analyses cannot have stronger validity than their underlying data. Misinformation can multiply when filtered through multiple users. Database errors accrue and snowball, infecting and proliferating into multi-generational “viral” outcomes, due in part to “veneer review” and statistics-distorting cherry-picking. When billions of dollars hang in the balance, both scientific research (i.e., observing and collecting data) and scientific analysis (i.e., sorting and interpreting data) are vulnerable to compromise and corruption…
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