The rumor of the demise of glaciers has been greatly exaggerated. (Borrowing from Mark Twain)
The earth is not moving toward global warming. Instead, we are heading into a mini ice age that coincides with the Maunder Minimum, a function of the natural 11-year solar cycle of heating and cooling.
Encyclopedia Britannica | Maunder minimum
The Maunder minimum coincided with the coldest part of the “Little Ice Age” (c. 1500–1850) in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Thames River in England froze over during winter, Viking settlers abandoned Greenland, and Norwegian farmers demanded that the Danish king recompense them for lands occupied by advancing glaciers.
“… it tells scientists that ocean temperature is a bigger player in glacier retreats and advances than previously thought…”
The claims of anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming are based on the assumption that mankind is harmful to ‘mother earth’. Rather than a science, this theory is based on a belief system, a religion, if you will. The theory is flawed because it relies on incomplete information.
Today, there are 7.7 billion people alive on earth, according to the World Population Clock estimate. In the beginning, there were only two. Yet, over thousands of years glaciers have advanced and retreated dramatically and the proof of this is indisputable to either evolutionists or creationists.
Unique dinosaur fossils have been found in the central highlands of Antarctica. On one hand, the evolutionists stubbornly theorize that those creatures came from a super continent called Pangaea. In other words, this theory postulates all dinosaurs were common. Reference: ANTARCTIC DINOSAURS
The theory fails in the fact that the dinosaur fossils found on Antarctica are UNIQUE, existing as the only one of its kind or type, not found on any other continent. Put that in your Pangaea and smoke it.
Obviously, there were also plants of all kinds and types that supported those Antarctic dinosaurs. One can conclude with confidence that there was a time when Antarctica was ice-free. What caused this condition? To be sure, it wasn’t due to anthropogenic global warming.
The forces that govern weather on earth are enormous. The nearest source of natural heat is the earth itself. Reference: National Geographic | Earth’s Interior
“The Earth’s interior is composed of four layers, three solid and one liquid—not magma but molten metal, nearly as hot as the surface of the sun.
The deepest layer is a solid iron ball, about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) in diameter. Although this inner core is white hot, the pressure is so high the iron cannot melt.
Above the inner core is the outer core, a shell of liquid iron. This layer is cooler but still very hot, perhaps 7,200 to 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit (4,000 to 5,000 degrees Celsius). It too is composed mostly of iron, plus substantial amounts of sulfur and nickel. It creates the Earth’s magnetic field and is about 1,400 miles (2,300 kilometers) thick.“
Learn more from Answers In Genesis | The Globe Is Warming, But It’s Not Your Fault! (2015)
John White | Rockwall, Texas