The AP report, by Seth Borenstein, claimed that global warming was a “ticking time bomb” that was “accelerating.” Among the critics are University of Oklahoma geologist David Deming, retired University of Idaho chemist Michael Fox, and Florida State University professor emeritus James O’Brien.
“If the issues weren’t so serious and the ramifications so profound, I would have to laugh at it,” Deming explained. “The mean global temperature, at least as measured by satellite, is now the same as it was in the year 1980.”
According to Deming, the article is evidence that the media talks about global warming as fact—despite a lack of evidence. The Associated Press stands behind the report.
“There’s very little that’s right about [the report]," Fox echoed, calling the article “dishonest.” Fox claims El Niño in 1998 created the “big spike in global warming” and had little to do with CO2. He also believes factors such as sunspots, solar winds, the solar magnetic field, and solar irradiation all have created fluctuations in the earth’s temperature over millions of years.
O’Brien acknowledges climate change but cautioned that it’s quite different than global warming: “Global climate change is occurring in many places in the world. But everything that’s attributed to global warming, almost none of it is global warming.” He added that melting Arctic Ocean ice should lower, not raise, sea level due to the Archimedes Principle, and called sea level changes a “major scare tactic” used by those who believe global warming is a human-created threat.
Answers in Genesis has also spent time and resources looking into the issue of global warming from the young-earth perspective in the book and DVD Global Warming: A scientific and biblical exposé of climate change. Read more at “Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?”
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