Glaciers: Here’s Your Sign

U.S. National Park Service/Public Domain

on January 1, 2021

Glacier National Park in Montana is replacing signs that predicted glaciers would be gone by 2020.

The signs, which blame human activity for global warming, were put up more than a decade ago. But changes in computer forecasting have pushed that date back indefinitely. As the park budget allows, the old signs are being replaced. The new signs still blame human activity for the melting of glaciers, but don’t predict a date when they will disappear completely.

Without the biblical perspective of an omnipotent God, we believe we must save ourselves from ecological disaster. But Genesis reveals that God is all-powerful and actively sustains his creation. God himself has promised that the earth and its climate will continue to support life until he establishes the new heavens and earth. By no means does that relieve us of our responsibility to be good stewards of this beautiful world that he has placed in our care. But it does take away the fear that leads to the hype and hysteria so often characteristic of the climate change conversation.

This article was taken from Answers magazine, July–August, 2020, 23.