By Tony Pearce
Light for the Last Days Ministries
A number of weather related disasters have happened in recent months. Floods in Germany, China, India, Japan, heatwaves causing fires in USA and the Mediterranean region, drought in North America, Africa and Hurricane Ida which devastated parts of America. These have been blamed on climate change, the issue the world is coming together to address at the COP Climate Conference in Glasgow in November.
The UN’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released a document calling for drastic action to save the world from catastrophic global warming. John Kerry, US special envoy for the Climate, said, “The world must get to grips with the climate crisis and rapidly slash emissions in the 2020s to have a chance of a safe future.” Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew issued a statement calling on people of all faiths to take action to halt the devastating impacts of climate change.
The Bible does teach us that humans have a responsibility for the natural world. In Genesis 1:28, God gave mankind the command: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over . . . every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Having “dominion” or subduing the creation under God’s authority implies that humans should look after God’s creation, not plunder and destroy it. Genesis 3 shows how humanity lost its position to rule over the Earth under God’s authority through the Fall. However, we should have a concern for ecology and the welfare of the planet. We should not be burning down forests, dumping plastic waste in the oceans, and wiping out animal species and habitats. We should be concerned about damage done to the Earth with our development of technology.
However, there are reasons to question the “climate change / global warming” agenda, as it is now being pushed by the UN, the government, and the media. This says that burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) has created a heat blanket that traps hot air on the Earth and causes the temperatures to rise, the so-called “greenhouse effect.” Computer models predict rises of up to 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century at the present rate, endangering life on Earth.
The booklet Climate: what we know and what we don’t by Mike Haseler analyses the issue with a number of illustrations and references to reliable data. He concludes that it is not possible that increase in CO2 in the atmosphere, caused by human activity, changes global temperature. An article in the journal Natural Science debunks the greenhouse effect equation, which it says is “based on physically irrelevant assumptions and its results considerably disagree with observations.”
Past Changes in the Weather
The Earth’s climate is incredibly complex. The sun, ocean currents and wind direction have a much greater impact on the weather than human burning of fossil fuels. Changes in these show there have been warmer periods in the past and much colder periods. This happened at times when there was no electricity or transport systems dependent on burning coal, oil or gas.
The weather appears to have been warmer in the time of the Roman Empire and in the Medieval Warm Period. Then they were growing grapes for winemaking in the north of England (not possible today). When the Vikings sailed to Greenland in around 1000 AD, the climate there was mild enough to grow barley.
During the Little Ice Age from 1303 to 1860 there were times when the Thames at London Bridge froze so thick that ice fairs were held on it and the sea around Holland froze. One of the causes of the French Revolution in 1789 was the very cold summers that preceded it, causing poor harvests, with a result that the people were starving. None of these changes in the weather had anything to do with human burning of fossil fuels.
What’s Happening Now?
It is not true that there is universal warming taking place on Earth now. Cooling trends have been reported worldwide. A recent study suggests temperatures in the South China Sea are colder now than at any time in the past 6000 years as average temperatures in Japan and north east China have cooled modestly. Europe, North America and Asia had record cold weather last winter which continued into the spring, causing serious problems for farmers. Despite very hot weather in parts of the Mediterranean, much of Europe experienced wetter and cooler weather than average in the summer of 2021. In Africa, the Kenyan government has warned of an “acute maize shortage” in the coming year due to reduced rainfall and unusually cold temperatures. Winds whipping up from Antarctica have brought snow and very cold weather to South America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand in their winter months this year and are now continuing into the southern spring. Record cold hit Brazil as heavy frosts have ravaged sugar cane, coffee and corn crops. Ice locked at the Earth’s poles is growing, confounding the predictions of global warming causing ice free passages through the Arctic Ocean. Large areas of Greenland gained record levels of snow and ice this year. The North Atlantic, Pacific, and southern oceans are cooling, and glaciers are thickening and gaining mass. Early falls of snow hit the mountains in India and the Alps in Europe, where ski areas opened earlier than usual after heavy deposits of snow. Despite the claims of the IPCC, average Earth temperatures have actually cooled by 0.7 degrees Celsius since 2016.
The main drivers of the weather are the sun, wind direction, and ocean currents. Changes in all of these are taking place and affecting our weather now, and humans are powerless to make any difference to these. One such change is the absence of sunspots leading to a “solar minimum” in the next decade. This causes colder weather and affects the direction of the jet stream. Instead of flowing in a generally straight line from west to east, the solar minimum causes the jet stream to flow in a wavy direction, bringing very hot weather from the tropics to some parts and very cold weather from the poles to others. For information on this, watch a short video The Changing Jet Stream on Electroverse website.
There are also changes in ocean currents affecting the weather especially the el Nino / la Nina phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean. Some climate scientists are speculating about the potential change in the direction of the Beaufort Gyre in the Arctic. This is a swirling mass of freezing fresh water deposited in the Arctic Ocean by the great rivers of Russia. If it changes direction it would send cold fresh water into the North Atlantic, affecting the flow of the warm Gulf Stream to Europe and bringing very much colder weather to northern Europe.
The Politics of Global Warming
This kind of information generally does not feature in what people are told by the government, at school, university or on the BBC or other forms of mainstream media. They send out a consistent message that humanity is threatened by “catastrophic global warming” and therefore, we need to change the way we live by cutting down (or cutting out) the use of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) to create electricity and transport systems. The way to do this is through some kind of global government overruling national governments.
The UN is actively promoting this idea. UN Secretary General Guterres gave his “Common Agenda” speech to the General Assembly on September 10th. He painted a picture of a world facing a perfect storm of simultaneous crises, including the pandemic and climate change, and called for “multilateralism with teeth.” This means globalist governance bodies would claim binding legal authority over what they call “global public goods,” by taking power and control from national governments to itself. He promoted a “Common Agenda” with centralized planning at a global level (Agenda 21 / 30).
It is interesting that almost all leaders of western nations (including Boris Johnson) have said they want to “build back better” after the Covid crisis. “Build back better” is a slogan used by the World Economic Forum in what they call the “Great Reset,” but the reality is that they want what they have called a “Global Reset.”
One of the leading lights in this program is Klaus Schwab. I have written about him previously, with information on the Great Reset proposed by World Economic Forum. This brings together leaders of government, industry, media, and education, to work for a global solution to global problems. Schwab says this will “only come about through some form of effective global governance.“1 He says this will create “a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.”2 In other words, his Great Reset is an “updated blueprint for the New World Order”3 and world government. He also made the connection between the Covid crisis and the “Green New Deal,” “At first glance, the pandemic and the environment might seem to be only distantly related cousins; but they are much closer and more intertwined than we think.”4
One of the connections is that both issues make people afraid of something that is going to destroy their lives (Covid or global warming), unless “global governance” steps in and saves us. This will result in a reduced population, which submits to the control of a powerful and very wealthy group of people who dictate a New World Order. Free speech, democracy and human rights will disappear in a tyrannical system which is a revamped version of Communism, backed by an all seeing technology taking control of our homes, our money, our thoughts, and our social lives. The following are a few quotations to show that this has been something wealthy globalists have been working on for some time.
In the 1993 Club of Rome Report, “The First Global Revolution,” we read:
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. . . . All these dangers are caused by human intervention . . . The real enemy, then, is humanity itself. Humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or . . . one invented for the purpose.
Ottmar Edenhoffer, 2008 to 2015 Co-Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), stated:
We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. . . . Basically it’s a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization. . . . One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.
Dr. John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar, stated:
A transnational “Planetary Regime” should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans’ lives—using an armed international police force. (see his book, Ecoscience, 1977)
Daniel Botkin, emeritus professor:
The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.5
Young people have been told that their future is at stake, and so many have joined environmental activist groups wanting governments to bring in the Green New Deal now in order to save the world. They are motivated by fear of the future and unaware that they are foot soldiers for very wealthy power brokers who want to impose a new form of tyranny upon the world. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest person ever to serve in the US Congress, has said, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” The teenage activist Greta Thunberg told world leaders in 2019 “How dare you—you have stolen my dreams and my childhood.”
Many like Greta Thunberg are calling for an extreme response, moving to zero carbon burning now. The only way to get there is to shut down our society, ban cars and planes, and bring in a radical change in agriculture, industry, and transport which would soon lead to no food, no jobs, no money, and freezing to death in the winter. Even the partial measures being proposed will lead to a reduction in ability to travel and an increase in poverty and joblessness. Costly green measures will contribute to economic decline of western nations and an increase in the poverty of the developing world. Meanwhile, China will not cut back on carbon emissions. China’s “carbon footprint” is growing at the fastest rate for more than a decade as the country generates a record high of 12 billion tons of CO2. China is planning to build 43 new coal fired power stations and steel works in 2021, which is the equivalent to the annual carbon production of the Netherlands. It needs this to support its output of goods which it then exports to the rest of the world. So China puts up its “carbon footprint” while Europe and North America reduce theirs by shutting down factories. As a result, there is a transfer of wealth and power from the west to China. In the process, western nations are coming more and more under the kind of technocratic control system now existing in China. This is pushing the world towards the antichrist agenda.
Bible Prophecy and the Environment
The Bible does indicate there will be a crisis in the environment in the last days, with an increase in earthquakes, famines and natural disasters.
Isaiah 24:5-6 says,
The earth also is defiled [polluted] under the inhabitants . . . Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
In Romans 8 we read,
[T]he whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together . . . waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (referring to the 2nd coming of Jesus)
Jesus spoke of the time of the end, when “there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21.25-26).
In Revelation 8, we read of trees burnt up, fish dying in sea, waters polluted and undrinkable, and the sun blotted out. In chapter 16, it says that “men were scorched with great heat” from the sun.
Many of the calamities described in Bible prophecy do not imply man-made disasters but rather cosmic shaking of the Earth, with judgements from God poured out. One of the things Jesus speaks of is signs in the sun, moon, and stars. There are some interesting things to note on this subject:
Solar flares (signs in the sun) may be linked to the prophecy in Revelation 8:7. “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” An article in Prophecy News Watch comments on this:
John’s wording is compact and precise and tells us exactly what he’s seeing. Based on the wording of the text, many theologians and astrophysicists claim that what is being described could be the occurrence of a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the Sun hitting the Earth!
The surface of the sun consists of dense, super-heated Plasma. Think of the sun as a ball of liquid fire – burning at around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and not as having a surface that is on fire—but is literally fire through and through. CMEs are always being emitted from the sun, but should a large one on an unprecedented scale directly strike the Earth; this dense superheated plasma would push away part of the Earth’s atmosphere. This would expose the stratosphere to the minus 150 degrees www.lightforthelastdays.co.uk 7 Fahrenheit temperature of space which would instantly crystalize the moisture within the stratosphere. As the CME pressure wave continues to push through the atmosphere, it would compress the ice crystals into hail balls. This is exactly what is being described within the text of Revelation. John described that before one third of the Earth was burnt up, “there came hail and fire”; seemingly contradicting states of matter. As the CME continues into the stratosphere, it would then vaporize all planes, birds and flying insects which also complies with the next description from John that the coming of hail and fire was “mixed with blood.” The CME would then continue to the surface of the Earth where John clearly described that this hail, fire and blood is then, “cast upon the earth”—burning up one third of the trees and grass! As you can see, John’s description is specific and intended to be in chronological order; describing exactly what one would expect if an unprecedented CME did indeed strike the Earth.6
Signs in the moon. NASA (North American Space Agency) has noted a potential “wobble” or slight shift in the moon’s orbit which could happen soon. They say a moon “wobble” will cause higher tides than usual leading to an increase in flooding of coastal regions (including cities like London and New York) in the mid-2030s. As a result we would see ‘the sea and the waves roaring.”7
Signs in the stars (bodies in space). News has just come in of a very large comet entering solar system. It will come by Earth in the next few years, and hopefully, it will not hit Earth. However, governments are looking at the possibility of an asteroid strike, again something which lines up with the prophecy of Revelation 8: “as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.”
Signs in the heavens, sun, moon and stars!
These things will happen during the great tribulation period, as a divine judgement on a world that is shaking its fist at God. We are beginning to see the forerunners of these events taking place as the Earth is shaken by disasters. Jesus said when you see these things begin to take place, “Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh (Luke 21:28).
We are not going to stop these things from happening. Certainly, the measures proposed to save the world from “global warming” will have no effect on the catastrophes which the Bible says are coming on the Earth in the last days of this age. The only answer will be the intervention of our Creator, as the Lord Jesus returns to put right what is going wrong with our world and cause the Earth to be “filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Let us then prepare our hearts to welcome the coming Messiah, Yeshua, our Creator and Redeemer and soon coming King.
- Klaus Schwab, Thierry Malleret, Covid-19: The Great Reset (Geneva: WEF, 2020), e-book. Edition 1.0.
- Michael Snyder, “What Is “The Great Reset?” (https://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/what-is-the-great-reset/).
- Schwab, Malleret, Covid-19: The Great Reset, op. cit.
- Daniel B. Botkin, “Global Warming Delusions” (Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2007).
- “Frightening Warning About Approaching Solar Flare Destruction Revealed Within Revelation” (https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/sponsored_article1.cfm).
“Earth Day and a Total Transformation for a Post-Christian World” by Carl Teichrib
“A Christian Perspective on the Environment” by Roger Oakland