|The 2010 Cancun climate change talks began with an invocation of the Mayan jaguar goddess Ixchel|
This real jaguar image courtesy of Freeimages / Scott Liddell
Some people wonder why creationists discuss this. Well, why not? Creationist scientists are interested in all kinds of aspects involving God's creation. Also, they rightly point out the leftist pagan notions of secularists, and that climate change scientists are conveniently neglecting to give the whole truth.
Because carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, many are concerned that higher amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide will result in catastrophic global warming—including an increasing number of evangelical Christians.To chill out and finish reading, click on "Genesis and Climate Change".
Higher amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide would result in a warmer planet, but other factors can enhance or diminish such warming. Computer models attempt to take these other factors into account and estimate the amount of warming that would occur. Much of the belief in impending climate catastrophe is based on these computer-model predictions.
Little, if any, actual warming has occurred since 1998 despite the fact that the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide has continued to increase. Hence, climate models are likely over-predicting the amount of warming. While it is true that a recent paper used adjusted temperature measurements to claim that the 18-year warming “pause” was not real, this paper has come under heavy criticism from other climate scientists for possible retroactive manipulation of the temperature data.