Kyle’s Korner ….
Many sources claimed the world was on the brink of an ice age back in the 1970s. I recall reading this as a young man here in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. We had a couple of bad winters, so I guess the “experts” decided to do a study and that was the theory they came up with.
This ice age hypothesis had many believers and gained popular attention due to a slight downward trend of temperatures from the 1940s to the early 1970s.
Now the past few years, the theory is a global warming calamity. I’m sure these were some of the same scientists or media that said the same about an impending ice age just 30-plus years ago.
According to Wikipedia, “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported in 2014 that scientists were more than 95 percent certain that global warming is mostly being caused by human (anthropogenic) activities, mainly increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide.”
I’m no expert and I’m far from being a scientist – however I do believe I think logically. It’s my humble opinion that the climate on earth has natural changes every few years.
Look at the two different theories just a few years apart – an ice age – and then global warming.
Maybe some of these “experts” got a grant to study the climate and they had to come up with some sort of hypothesis.
Global warming remains a huge issue of extensive political debate. It is often split along party political positions. This is especially so in the United States.
If I am blessed enough to live another 20 to 30 years on this earth, I wonder if I’ll see a different prediction in the future? Will there be another ice age? Or will the global warming forecast continue?
It remains to be seen. But I just wanted to point out how theories and predictions change throughout the years.
The only thing we can truly say is that God is the one that controls these things. If anyone has the answer – it is God.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)