The big news last night was the vice presidential debate. I tried my best to listen while I was washing dishes, folding clothes, bathing the children, do another sweeping of the floor, and everything else in between. Joe Biden and Sarah Palin gave their answers to each question. However, there was one question in particular they were asked by the moderator that perked my ears. It was the question regarding global warming: "What is true and false about the causes of climate change/global warming?" I get asked this question almost weekly; probably because it has turned into a political issue instead of a climatological issue. Since I don't have the transcript in front of me, please forgive me as I paraphrase their answers in a short way.
Joe Biden: We are to blame for global warming. We are causing it. We must do more to prevent it.
Sarah Palin: Global warming is caused by natural cyclical changes in temperatures weather pattern and not all of it is man-made, although there are some things we can do to help lessen it.
If there were political contests and reporters in the Old Testament, I wonder how they would have explained the parting of the Red Sea, the gale that was blowing when Jonah was hiding on the boat, the great flood that caused Noah and his family to stay inside the ark for 150 days, or the cloud that followed the children of Israel wherever they went? Would they have reported it as global warming and climate change?
Let's see what the Bible says about it.
Psalm 104:19, "God made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set."
Deuteronomy 11:14, "Then He will send the rains in their proper seasons, the early and the late rains."
Leviticus 26:4, "I will send you the seasonal rains."
I think the Bible answered this question long ago.