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Americans Seem Convinced At Last: Global Warming Is Real

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 21:25 PM
July 11, 2012

        Was it the over-100 degree weather melting most of the country?  Or the wicked storms that devastated the Eastern seaboard?  Or the ferocious fires that ripped through hundreds of homes in Colorado and other western states?  Hmmmm.  Maybe it’s the extreme drought hammering most of the nation.  Whatever the case, Americans are starting to believe that Global Warming is real.

Speaking at a university forum in Australia, Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  said:  “People’s perceptions in the United States at least are in many cases beginning to change as they experience something first-hand that they at least think is directly attributable to climate change.”

She continues:  “Many people around the world are beginning to appreciate that climate change is under way, that it’s having consequences that are playing out in real time and, in the United States at least, we are seeing more and more examples of extreme weather and extreme climate-related events.”

The Director said her agency is getting ‘skyrocketing’ requests for climate change data from people across the country.  NOAA’s Climate Monitoring Director, Derek Arndt warns:  “In the future you would expect larger, longer more intense heat waves and we’ve seen that in the last few summers.”
The NOAA National Climatic Data Center presented the “State of the Climate:  National Overview for June 2012” report this week proving that the year from July 2011 to June 2012 was the warmest ever seen since the government started keeping records in 1895.  Only the Pacific Northwest was somewhat cooler.

Moreover, the six months since January of this year have been the warmest first half of any year in the U.S. with most states also breaking seasonal records for dryness. And last month broke warm temperature records as well.

Other government agencies support this data.  The National Research Council insists California will see its sea level rise six inches in the next decade or so; and the U.S Geological Survey reports that sea level rising is a “hotspot” along the Atlantic Coast.  Moreover a report from Nature Climate Change finds that human beings largely contribute to ocean warming around the world.

And Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University makes it plain:  “What we are seeing is a window into what global warming really looks like.” And all these experts agree that things will be much hotter before it gets better.

But what it will take for people to see that we are at the end of time.  Which Bible prophecies will it take for even Christians––who should already know it––to admit that Earth’s end is upon us?  Or will we be like those of whom Apostle Peter predicted:  “. . . saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation (2 Peter 3: 4).”  Except, things are not continuing as they were, are they?

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