NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Thursday, March 15th. This is The World and Everything in It from member-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher.
MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Commentator Cal Thomas is here with a recommendation to read a new book and an old one.
CAL THOMAS, COMMENTATOR: Since the beginning of recorded history, there have been end-of-the-world predictions.
Oddly enough, these days, scientists are most often the purveyors of these ill-fated forecasts. They used to cite “global warming”—now it’s “climate change.”
Responses to these wild claims have ranged from people hiding in caves to the most recent announcement by Costco that it has a doomsday meal kit for sale. The cost is $6,000. Costco’s website says the kit contains 36,000 servings of food that will feed a family of four for one year.
Marc Morano’s new book “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change” is just in time to refute the argument that “climate change” will destroy all life on Earth. In response, the liberal Daily Kos website has called Morano “evil personified.”
Here’s what’s so evil: The book is a point-by-point takedown of the predictions of disaster made by the climate change movement. None of them have materialized.
John Coleman—a meteorologist and co-founder of The Weather Channel—writes the book’s forward. Quoting here—“We meteorologists are well aware of how limited our ability is to predict the weather. Our predictions become dramatically less reliable as they extend into the future. When we try to predict just a few weeks into the future our predictions become increasingly inaccurate. Yet the ‘climate change’ establishment that now dominates the UN bureaucracy and our own government science establishment claim that they can predict the temperature of the Earth decades into the future.”
Coleman then gets to the heart of the issue: “Their global warming scare is not driven by science; it is now being driven by politics. So today anybody who defies the prevailing ‘climate change’ scare puts his career and his reputation into extreme danger.
Here’s a sampling of what “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change reveals: the world spends $1 billion a day to “prevent” global warming; A UN scientist says the “97 percent consensus” on global warming was “pulled from thin air”; scientific organizations claim climate change ‘consensus’ without polling their members; climate policies are “crushing the world’s poor”; The Paris climate accord theoretically postpones global warming by just four years, but will cost $100 trillion—with a T—if fully implemented.
One climate activist is quoted as saying we should “protect our kids by not having them.”
That’s a good one to end on, because it illustrates how, too often, the climate change movement runs counter to biblical truth. Yes, reasonable care for God’s creation is good—but God told us to be fruitful and multiply. He commanded us to fill the Earth and subdue it. And he’ll decide when the world ends.
So fear not. Take comfort in the promises of scripture and save yourself $6,000 the next time you visit Costco.
For WORLD Radio, I’m Cal Thomas.