Last year was officially Earth’s hottest year since record-keeping began in the 1800s. 2016 set a global heat record for the THIRD year in a row. In the 21st century, the global temperature record has been broken 4 other times – in 2015, 2014, 2010, and 2005, according to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). 16 of the globe’s 17 hottest years have occurred since the year 2000. The last time the earth experienced a record cold year was 1911. Studies show that most of the warming of the earth has occurred over the past 35 years. Experts say that 2017 will likely be another “Top 5” year for record heat across the globe.
Temperatures over earth’s continents and oceans in 2016 were roughly 2 degrees Fahrenheit above the average. The average temperature across the Earth’s land and ocean surfaces in 2016 was about 60 degrees, according to the NOAA. The near 2 degree increase is said to be the largest margin by which a global temperature record has ever been broken. Records are commonly only ever broken by mere tenths or hundredths of degrees. NASA says 2016 was 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the mid-20th-century average. It was hotter all across the world, and not just in a few regions.
No land areas on any continent were cooler than average last year. From Alaska to the Middle East to large areas in the Pacific Ocean, heat records were broken. The Arctic was 7.2° F hotter than usual, according to NASA. Last year was America’s second-warmest on record, but it was the hottest year ever recorded for Alaska. There were deadly heat waves in Asia and the Middle East, a disastrous wildfire in Canada, as well as many wildfires in the U.S., particularly in California. Extreme high temperatures were felt from India, which set a national record at 123.8°, to Iran, where a blistering 127.4° F temperature was recorded in July.
When researching this story, I found that a majority of the mainstream liberal media is of course pushing the narrative that “Climate Change” or “Global Warming” is the cause for the heat records. While the actual words they use are literally accurate, as the climate is changing and the globe is getting warmer, their reasoning behind the words is completely false. The liberals who push the climate change/global warming agenda say that the global rise in temperature is “man-made” and that humans are responsible for natural disasters. They blame every earthquake, tornado outbreak, flood, or any other judgment of God on man polluting the atmosphere with “fossil fuels” or by “littering”. They simply do not want to ever admit that the earth is polluted by the SINS of men, and not by his refusal to recycle.
President Obama, the majority of liberal world leaders, and even the Pope, are pushing the false idea that man is making the weather, and that man can take steps to change the weather. This is beyond vain, and another instance of men desiring to be “gods”. The LORD alone controls the weather, the heat, the cold, storms, natural disasters, as well as the Sun, Moon and Universe. Man has no power over any of these things. The Holy Bible, which has the answers to every problem the world will ever face, explained thousands of years ago the cause for severe weather, earthquakes, floods, great heat and the rest… SIN. The more sinful a society is, the more of these Divine Judgments the world will experience.
Listen to God speaking through the prophet Isaiah in Chapter 24, verses 5-6 – “The earth is DEFILED under the inhabitants thereof; because THEY have transgressed the Laws, changed the Ordinance, BROKEN the everlasting Covenant. Therefore has the CURSE devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are BURNED, and few men left.”
Wow. How can anyone read these two powerful verses and not understand why the world has experienced such an increase in dangerous weather and disasters? The LORD explains it all so clearly in just 2 short verses of His Holy Word of Truth. Indeed Climate Change and Global Warming are “man-made”, but not in the way much of the world thinks. The SINS of man have provoked God to anger and thus led to a curse devouring the earth, and the inhabitants are BURNED with great heat. Man has definitely MADE a bed of sin on the earth, and now we are LAYING IN IT. Can any Holy Bible believer, especially here in America the past 8 years, look at the world and deny that the inhabitants have TRANSGRESSED God’s Laws, CHANGED His Ordinance, BROKEN His Everlasting Covenant???
Mankind of the 21st Century has most certainly turned their backs on God Almighty, MOCKED His Word, and attempted to push Him OUT of society. Look at how the Nation of Israel is being treated today on the world stage. A majority of the countries of the world are ANTI-Israel, though the Jewish State is The LORD’s precious chosen people and Nation above all other countries of the world. If leaders would simply read just HALF of the Holy Bible, either Old or New Testament, they could not deny or refute the Everlasting Love that God has for Israel. Still, the world’s leaders always seem to think that they “know better” than their Creator.
When these powerful men and women ignore God’s Word, and all of His promises, warnings and prophecies, and instead focus on trying to “BE God”, they can count on more disastrous judgments upon planet earth. While they sit on their high horses, mock God, and vow to “combat” Climate Change and Global Warming in order to prevent future world disasters, they are wasting their time, and will only usher in more. Rather than acknowledge that they are displeasing our Maker and REPENT, they instead IGNORE his reproof and continue on in their sin, leading to further judgments upon the earth.
The Book of Revelation paints the picture of modern society perfectly, when it prophesies that men will be scorched with GREAT HEAT, yet instead of repenting to give God glory, they will instead BLASPHEME HIM. Anyone who can look at America and the world today and not see this prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes needs to have their vision checked. Spiritual blindness has enveloped the globe today. If the inhabitants of this world do not repent, humbly return to our God, and get right with Him soon, then He will continue to turn up the heat. NOW is the time to repent. Because no matter how hot the earth gets, unrepentant sinners will find out firsthand that HELL is much hotter.
“The fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to SCORCH MEN with fire. And men were scorched with GREAT HEAT, and blasphemed the Name of God, Which has power over these plagues: and they repented NOT to give Him glory.” ~ Revelation 16:8-9
“They shall be devoured with BURNING HEAT, and with bitter destruction…” ~ Deuteronomy 32:24
“The mountains quake at Him, and the hills melt, and the earth is BURNED at His Presence, yea, the world, and ALL that dwell therein.” ~ Nahum 1:5
“The Day of The Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent HEAT, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be BURNED UP.” ~ 2nd Peter 3:10
“All the nations that forget God shall be turned into HELL.” ~ Psalm 9:17
“Jesus said.. Can you not discern the SIGNS of the times?” ~ Matthew 16:3