will global warming destroy the earth?
March 5, 2007 3:56pm CST
The Bible tells us that the earth will one day be consumed by 'fervent heat', but I don't think it's about the global warming we're seeing today. Oh, global warming is probably happening...and it's probably somehow connected to some of what mankind is doing, but I believe the 'fervent heat' the Bible talks about may be more likely to be from our Sun eventually going Nova. Science has proven that stars have a 'birth', a 'life', and a 'death'...and our Sun is no different, so eventually it will die, and its death will be violently hot, and Earth will not escape that heat, nor will anyone who may be inhabiting Earth when that occurs. So...should we worry about global warming? Can we actually 'reverse' it?
9 Mar 07
Our sun will remain the way it is now for another 4.5 billion years according to scientists. What's more if it'd became a nova it'd scorch everything in its path, there would be no humans left to complain about the fervent heat. I do believe the global warming will make that ferevent heat eventually come true if measures are not taken and soon. Just think about it, where I live there was practically no winter this year (not like the years before) and what's more the scientists predict that some parts of my country will become desert (does it ring a bell?) in a few years' time if the climate change will go on like this. One of my deepest wishes would be the reversal of the changes the global warming has brought because I miss the times when we had 4 seasons (now we only have 2) and the winters were normal winters. :( But I really doubt people would realize the urgency before being too late :( Hence the fervent heat :(
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30 May 07
Thanks for your post. I don't know how long our sun will last. I have read what the scientists predict, and I can't dispute them, that's for sure! I'm not sure if they're necessarily RIGHT, but...I expect they have solid enough data to make such a prediction, so I'll accept it for what it is. That said, I agree with what you said about the need to do all we can now, to mitigate what we've already done. Thanks again.
6 Mar 07
We can stop global warming, but it only really works if everyone is a part of it. Not just a group of people that everyone else calls environmentalists. Global warming is real, and down to a science. It's actually fact that everyone is taking part in fueling the fire, or 'fervent heat.' But we all don't care. Well it's also true that corporations and government first labelled global warming as a 'theory' or something instead of actual fact. So it can be reversed as long as everyone stops confusing each other and we all work towards the same cause. I mean, anyone who wants kids or grandkids should care at least a little bit.
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30 May 07
Thanks for your post. I've given you "best response", because you clearly address the issue of corporations and governments "hedging" on the subject. That has been going on for several years...quite an effective 'stall-tactic', for sure! It's all about the money, as usual! History is repeating itself...I can recall when factories used to dump hazardous wastes into rivers and streams; and when they buried hazardous wastes on their own property; and when they released hazardous exhaust emissions into the air. We have made significant progress in these arenas, but none of the successes came without heated debate and resistance. So too, will the global warming issue be dragged out until the pressure is too great to resist anymore...or until more serious and more indisputable evidence manifests itself. I hope we're intelligent enough to prevent that. Thanks again! Good luck!
5 Mar 07
Global warming is a natural phenomena, however we are accelarating it and that cannot be a good thing, the warmer the seas get, the greater the loss of oceanic life and that cause great problems for us, also the melting of ice caps, creating higher sea levels will devestate coastal regions. I think it is too late to reverse it, however we can delay it by cutting back on carbon emissions and depleting rainforests etc