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Global Climate Change, the Bible, & Science, by
Dennis R. Dinger, 2010.
This book is Dennis Dinger's contribution to the
global climate change debate. Dennis is an Emeritus Professor of
Ceramic and Materials Engineering at Clemson University. He has
taught industrial fuels and combustion to engineers since the late
1970s. No one asked for his opinions regarding this debate, so he
has undertaken to write this book "to get his 2 cents into the
In addition to being an emeritus professor, Dennis
is a Christian. Prior to the study that led to this book, if someone had asked him what the Bible had to say
about global warming, his answer would have been,
"Nothing." But when he decided to undertake a study to
answer that question, he learned that the Bible has quite a lot to say
about the subject. The three major points that summarize the Bible
on this subject are:
(1) God created the heavens and the earth. Specifically,
He created the earth to be inhabited.
(2) God controls and maintains the various phenomena required
for proper function of the heavens and the earth.
(3) God controls the wind and the rain. This means God
controls the weather. He controls storms, hurricanes, tornadoes,
hail, snow, rain, lack of rain (droughts), etc. Indirectly, He
controls whether crops flourish or die.
Scientists wanting to use computer models to
predict climate should have functions in their models to account for God's
control. But we don't know the mind of the Lord. He simply is
not predictable by mankind. "For who hath known the mind of the
A Professor of Atmospheric Science at an
American university recently asked the question, "Can we predict the
climate 10 to 50 years from now?" His conclusion was, "No,
Dinger also taught process control throughout his tenure at Clemson University.
Self-regulated processes (such as our weather systems) need no
man-made controls to function properly. But those who wish to build
climate models must understand and include the equivalent of process control loops in their
models to properly simulate the weather's self-regulated behaviors. They need to accurately account for the details of such
self-regulated processes as rain, wind, and weather. One chapter
discusses control loops and problems that occur when controller variables are not adjusted properly.
Within Dinger's industrial combustion
classes, students learned how to calculate flame temperatures and
heating processes. They studied the composition of air and
calculated flame and flue temperatures as well as furnace temperatures in a
variety of heating processes. Drawing on some of these calculations,
Dinger shows the significance of the 0.039% carbon dioxide concentration in air
on the global warming process. Carbon dioxide is a relatively minor contributor to the temperature
of the air. The major contributor to earth's air temperatures is the
liquid water to water vapor transition. The specific label for this
"latent heat." How many times have we heard that
expression used in the global warming debate? The mention of it
here is probably the first time you heard it. And it is
responsible for soaking up vast quantities of solar radiation. Why
aren't others discussing latent heats?
According to the fanatics, we are to believe that carbon dioxide is
the guilty party in global warming. It is not.
Water is. We need water for life; there's nothing we can do
about water; so we blame carbon dioxide for all the perceived
problems. But we need carbon
dioxide for life, too. In fact, there is a major balance between
oxygen and carbon dioxide in the life on this planet. Humans and
animals inhale oxygen and
exhale carbon dioxide. Plants use carbon dioxide in photosynthesis
and return oxygen to the atmosphere. It is a gigantic system that is
naturally in balance.
Do we really want to try to alter the
oxygen/carbon dioxide balance in our atmosphere? Dinger doesn't
think we should be attempting any such controls. Mankind doesn't
understand the grand picture --- so the best we can do is mess everything
We shouldn't be
attempting to remove carbon dioxide from the air. After all, if coal
comes from compacted vegetation, then in its original forms, the coal
airborne carbon dioxide. To burn coal is to return that carbon
dioxide to the air from whence it came. Mankind simply doesn't
understand the intricacies involved in the world's weather systems and in
these naturally balanced cycles.
And if God is in control of the weather as
the Bible says He is, to attempt to control carbon dioxide emissions is to
fight against God and His own natural controls. Do we really want to be fighting
directly with God in an area of His control? I don't think we want
to do that. It is well beyond mankind's abilities and understanding.
To think otherwise is arrogance on man's part.