By. Charlotte Roberts

Global weather extremes seem to be the new normal now. Over 200 people died from recent historic flooding in Europe. Last week a year’s worth of rain fell over the Henan province of China in 3 days. The Bootleg fire in Oregon (currently the nation’s largest fire) is so enormous that it is generating its own weather. The heatwave alone in Oregon has killed 107 people this summer.

So, why is this happening? We have known about rising sea levels from increasingly higher temperatures for years. Combine that with unrelenting torrential rainfalls and we get the catastrophic flooding seen around the world this summer. However, in a recent study from NASA they predict that flooding will become much worse in the next decade due to a wobble in the lunar cycle combining with the rising sea levels due to climate change. Virtually all U.S. coastal land, Hawaii, and Guam will be in danger of extreme flooding.

Greenhouse gas emissions are driving up the temperatures worldwide. Human activity is the main cause. According to the National Climate Assessment, the extreme weather is going to continue. Not only that, but health will be impacted through heatwaves, poor air quality, and foodborne and waterborne diseases. Also, expect food insecurity (plant and livestock) because of droughts, heatwaves, and downpours.

We know that our everyday lives are creating a planet that is too hot. This is not sustainable long-term as we are already seeing direct results of our actions. However, is this spiritual as well? We were given dominion over the earth. We have not continued to utilize practices to protect it. Now we are seeing the effects of poor practices. In Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 24:5-6 it reads, “The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.”

The answer to fixing the climate crisis not only lies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but it also lies in carrying out the laws, statutes, and commandments laid out by The Most High. It is all connected and the sooner we all realize this and take it seriously, the sooner we will see real changes taking place.

Posted by:Charlotte Roberts

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