Thursday, May 01, 2008

Putting Off Global Warming

Ocean Cooling to Briefly Halt Global Warming

"Parts of North America and Europe may cool naturally over the next decade, as shifting ocean currents temporarily blunt the global-warming effect caused by mankind,"

"Those natural climate variations could be stronger than the global-warming trend over the next 10-year period," Wood said in an interview. "Without knowing that, you might erroneously think there's no global warming going on."

"Natural variations over the next 10 years might be heading in the cold direction," Wood said. "If you run the model long enough, eventually global warming will win."

There's always an excuse, isn't there. Cooling is a natural variation, but warming isn't?

Human beings, in their inventiveness, think they can master the earth. But the very solutions they work out become the bigger problems that they can no longer manage. The whole vast scheme of things eludes them; they are not able to put them all together.

The very forces they think they can manipulate to accomplish their aims are forces that are part of their own lives that they did not make and upon which they continually depend. Therefore, human beings are incapable of being the gods they attempt to be.
-- Ray Stedman

Listen to Controlling God, this is a really good one.

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