Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. – Job 38:1-4
For a week all local weather forecasts predicted from one to three inches of snow for the Houston area this past Thursday and Friday, February 3 and 4. All day Thursday people waited for a snowfall that never came. We did get plenty of freezing rain and ice. So what happened? I think a quote from Eric Berger the SCIGUY from the Houston Chronicle’s February 5, 2011 edition would help explain. The Sciguy wrote “These things happen when we try to forecast the weather. We use the best science available, but it is not perfect and we sometimes have to make educated guesses about what the weather is going to do.”, emphasis mine.
Now I don’t expect perfection from weather forecasts but if we cannot make an accurate prediction the day before how can we believe we can predict what will happen 100 years in the future? I am not sure if the climate is warming or not, but the past two winters do not seem to be warmer, just the opposite. I do know that the climate is changing only because it has been changing throughout the history of the planet. The one thing I can say about the weather is it changes.
Man cannot predict the future. God does not need to predict the future. God knows the future. God knows the beginning from the end. Whichever side of the climate debate you take, or any debate, place your faith not in man but in God.
Have a blessed day,