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Many people are worried that increased levels of carbon dioxide will cause a greenhouse effect with run away global warming. This would promote coastal flooding because the mighty glaciers would start to melt. The higher global atmospheric temperatures would cause the oceans to warm up resulting in increasing storms including more powerful hurricanes. Meanwhile, in interior regions the excess heat would cause more rapid evaporation and desertification.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by carbon dioxide trapping heat that would normally be radiated out into space. Our atmosphere acts like a greenhouse by first allowing in sunlight (solar or short wave radiation) to pass through and heat the Earth, while trapping most of the heat (thermal or long wave radiation) normally radiated out from the surface our planet. This causes surface temperatures to rise.
In the last 200 years the amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide have increased exponentially due to the burning of fossil fuels to run cars, heat homes and power industries.
Deforestation also contributes to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in two ways. It releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when the trees are burned, and it decreases the capability to absorb carbon dioxide when the trees are gone, which is what trees normally do (they use the carbon molecule in the carbon dioxide to make more wood). Not only that, a reduced forest cover causes an increase in the albedo (reflectivity of a surface hit by solar radiation). Trees usually absorb solar radiation and turn it into growth. A desert reflects solar radiation and turns it into heat.
Deforestation also has reduced cloud cover allowing more solar radiation to reach the ground that would normally have been reflected by the "white" clouds back into space making the greenhouse effect even worse.
One movie The Day After Tomorrow, which was released on Friday, May 28, deals with the problem of catastrophic global climate change. This movie was based on a book, The Coming Superstorm, written by Witley Strieber and Art Bell. In this movie, global warming causes massive storms followed by a flash freeze and a return to the ice age. Scientists are now discussing if this could happen in reality. Leading climatologist, Dr. Schrag of Harvard University, speaks about the fact and fiction of "The Day After Tomorrow" and what global warming might mean for our future.
What does God say?
It appears that we will have horrible storms far worse than we currently have now. Instead of normal hurricanes, these storms will be hypercanes - a new kind of superstorm which has elements of a hurricane and a tornado.
According to present computer models you need 120 degree water to create a hypercane. An asteroid or comet smashing into the ocean, for example, could generate a great deal of heat to warm up the surface of the ocean to 120 degrees. Leading oceanographic researcher Kerry Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and his colleagues have found that the area of the heated ocean needs to be at least 30 miles in diameter to generate a hypercane.
A normal hurricane forms over a tropical region of the oceans, but one that has been warmed to a lower temperature than a hypercane. As the air above the water heats up, it starts to rise creating a low pressure zone. This effect then draws air from all sides and creates a cyclonic funnel which spins due to the coreolis force created by the rotation of the Earth.
In an normal hurricane, there is a limit to the maximum speed of a hurricane due to the friction between the ocean and the wind. However, in an asteroid-generated hypercane, the enormous heat of the meteor impact would keep fueling the storm.
The result is a funnel-shaped storm like a huge tornado, high enough and strong enough to suction anything in its way high into the stratosphere.
A single hypercane would not be able to
do the damage described in the Bible. It would have to be a series
of them, created by multiple meteor impacts. 'A hypercane could only exist over very hot water,' Emanuel explains,
'and as soon as it moved off that hot water--carried by the background flow of the atmosphere--it would die, or turn into a normal hurricane.
So you could get a sequence of these things--one would develop and move off downwind, and then another would develop over the hot water. If that sequence lasted more than a week, it could have dramatic global effects.'
These are a few of the verses mentioning this occurrence:
Whereas Hurricane Andrew, the most expensive natural disaster in US history, caused 30 billion in damage, a hypercane could easily cause trillions in damage with its nightmarish 500 mph winds.
Scientists warn that extremes in weather are here to stay. We have only seen the tip of the iceberg.
The climactic changes that are to come about before the return of Jesus Christ are described in the Bible in the book of Revelation.
One scenario is the sun becoming dark due to
atmospheric dust generated by the impact of a meteorite and the moon becoming red due to the many meteorites striking its
The Biblical description continues with the following:
The Bible predicts a great earthquake that will
move every island and mountain from its place. In
fact, it will be more powerful than any earthquakes in recorded
history. There has never been an earthquake so powerful that it
moved every mountain on earth from its place in written history.
Men's solution to the impending doom is to seek refuge in caves or underground "shelters."
Luke relates the words of our Lord and forewarns that people would be in great distress.
The hypercanes will be several, or a series of them because the Bible states "distress of nations, with perplexity." People will be in terror, not knowing when this catastrophe will end or where will it hit next.
As we read in Revelation 7, the servants of YHVH will be spared from the damage done to the earth and the sea from the 4 angels of the winds. These angels are holding back the winds until YHVH seals the 144,000 and transports them along with a great multitude to Paradise.
Luke relates that mankind will be scared out of its wits.
We who expect to be in the Rapture will have to endure
some of the disasters coming upon the earth before our deliverance
occurs. These preliminary signs, as the birth pangs of a woman who
is about to be delivered, will serve as a warning that our salvation is
near. When we see the signs in the sun and the moon we will know
that we cannot stay on this earth, we need to leave because what is coming
upon this earth will be so terrible that very few men will survive.
It is what is called
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