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“Like Ants on the Bottom of the Abyss: A Christian Earth Scientist Explains the Concept of Climate Variability with an Eccentric Perspective”

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.
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Climate Variability (or Change) as seen from a world view with three points: that the living Earth is the center of Creation, equal to the universe; that humankind is so miniscule in size relative to the size, age, and energy of Creation as to make them incomprehensible; and that, as minuscule as we are, the energy of Creation belongs to us, as stewards, besides our Creator.

The Earth has been cooling since it formed, approximately 4.5 billion years ago. Just 5 million years ago, it was about 40 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it is now, and it has cooled by as much as 50 degrees Fahrenheit below the current temperature since then, during the ice ages, with spikes of warming in between. That would be equal to a fluctuation in average world temperature from about 100 degrees Fahrenheit then to about -10 degrees Fahrenheit during the ice ages. In the long term the Earth will continue to cool. Climate variability is caused by the rotating Earth “wobbling” on a tilted axis, and revolving around the sun in an imperfect elliptical orbit. This, is by God’s design.

 

The climate change debate is fueled by the assumption that climate variability can be controlled by man-made changes in planetary dynamics greater than natural atmospheric oscillations, that the use of fossil fuels causes these changes, and that two hundred years of data out of thousands is enough to prove or disprove the destruction of our planet by humans.

That mankind has this kind of influence–as insignificant in space and time as it is compared to the size, age, and energy of creation–is within the shadow of reason and doubt. Yet as the only known survivor of creation and the only known conscious life in the universe, mankind has sole stewardship and the responsibility and duty to harness the energy of the universe, use it to its advantage, and respect it.

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The Science of Change


Please use the menu at the top of the page to access all topics. All the change around us is evidence of the nature of our relationship with the universe. Ever notice something about change. It appears to be mainly in a decreasing direction.  And it is. However this is not a doomsday perspective. If the universe started as a Big Bang, its’ energy has been dissipating over time as it expands. This is practically imperceptible to us in scale, owing to the amount of energy stored in the universe. We cannot control this change. Understanding that the energy stored around us from that initial burst is going in that “negative” direction, however, is something we can use to explain the change, and adjust to it, either intentionally, or as a consequence of some other activity. In fact the only control we have over change is our reaction to it and how it affects us; as the only sphere of intelligent existence in the immense expanse of time and space we call the universe, as far as we know.

Keep in mind however that the Big Bang is a theory. The other possibility is that the universe is infinitesimal.

Everything we see is in a State of Entropy. Going from a State of Order to a State of Disorder. Metals corrode. Water evaporates. The biomass ages. The only way to turn either in the opposite direction is to apply energy.  Energy in the form of electrolysis in corrosion; in the form of heat for atmospheric processes; biochemical processes in aging. Although we cannot perceive it on its scale, the amount of energy available for these processes must be dissipating over time. Therefore, energy may not be constant, as once described.

Relative to the size and age of the Universe, our measures “are” infinitessimely small. We know the Universe is expanding. In fact it is one of the few things we can measure precisely: The measurement of the change in the position of objects relative to each other. We can not see the edge of the universe. We can not see that far back in time.

Let’s assume that the universe is truly infinitesimal. Remembering that this measurement is relative to us, that makes the edge of the universe incomprehensible. We measure time, we invented time. Relative to us, time is also infinitesimal. We will never comprehend time. Remember also that we invented the way to measure time and space. Our numerical system, by its design, is infinitesimal. That makes everything we measure potentially infinitesimal. There is always a larger number and always a smaller negative number.

What if the universe is not infinitesimal? What if it is finite?  It therefore has a beginning and end.  This makes everything else we think is infinitesimal also finite; but still exceedingly and incomprehensibly large. The universe has a beginning and an end. Time has a beginning and an end. Energy and matter have beginnings and ends.

How about the opposite direction; toward the infinitessimely small. As we split the atom, is it also possible to split the parts of an atom and so on?  As for time, there is no opposite, or at least, not yet.

Everything is in a state of change; in a seemingly decreasing direction. The universe is expanding; time is increasing; energy is apparently being used up, from a state of maximum flux to a state of decreasing capacity. However, relative to us, this system is infinitessimely large, in every capacity. The fact that it is changing this way is irrelevant and at the same time relevant.

This, again, is not, necessarily, a doomsday perspective. It is not even necessary that we comprehend it completely due to its scale. This change is not necessarily to our detriment, as long as we remember that it is relative to us. It is infinitesimal to us. We are but an infinitessimely small part of it.

It is also our part to manage the forms of energy that make up our environment on this small part of the universe, independently and in unison with change. Much the same as it was our manifest destiny as a civilization to discover and consume the land that extended westward from the cradle of civilization, it is also our responsibility to use energy, in a responsible way, for our technological advancement.

We are the only sphere of existence in the whole expanse of time and space, as far as we know, and we have this responsibility and destiny to do so.

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Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

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After scorching heat, Earth likely to get respite in 2017


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By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – The Earth is likely to get relief in 2017 from record scorching temperatures that bolstered governments’ resolve last year in reaching a deal to combat climate change, scientists said on Wednesday. July was the hottest single month since records began in the 19th

Source: After scorching heat, Earth likely to get respite in 2017

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

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Philippines volcano: Cataclysmic Pinatubo eruption masked sea level rise from global warming


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Pinatubo eruption cooled down planet, hiding effects of global warming on ocean rise.

Source: Philippines volcano: Cataclysmic Pinatubo eruption masked sea level rise from global warming

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

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Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up. – The Washington Post


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Scientists say that once they correct for the cooling effect of 1991’s Mt. Pinatubo eruption, sea level rise is accelerating.

Source: Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up. – The Washington Post

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

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Climate Change Could Be Devastating For Homeowners In Coastal Cities


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If sea levels rise drastically, more than a million homes would be literally underwater by the end of the century.

Source: Climate Change Could Be Devastating For Homeowners In Coastal Cities

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

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Greenland ice sheet ‘summit’ plunged to record low July temperature. So what? – The Washington Post


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This is not evidence that flies in the face of global warming.

Source: Greenland ice sheet ‘summit’ plunged to record low July temperature. So what? – The Washington Post

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

Get more information about the book at the Author’s Website.

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An optimist’s guide to climate change in the next century – Business Insider


Please use the menu at the top of the page to access all topics. Is this a healthy dose of optimism? Or is it just as much as a liberal will lean?

The best we can hope for is pretty alarming.

Source: An optimist’s guide to climate change in the next century – Business Insider

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

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As Peat Bogs Burn, a Climate Threat Rises


Please use the menu at the top of the page to access all topics. Just another natural cycle that causes climate change, but also confirms that climate change is natural.

Warming temperatures can dry out northern peatlands, increasing the risk of fires that release thousands of years of stored carbon into the atmosphere.

Source: As Peat Bogs Burn, a Climate Threat Rises

Now In Paperback, Hardcover, and E-Book

Based on the blog series.

Published by Westbow Press.

Get more information about the book at the Author’s Website.

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