I am convinced subtle deception is used to present climate change as a problem. An opinion column in the Nov. 30 Daily Miner is titled, "Can we get over climate change denial?"
The first paragraph implies that those who deny climate change are neither sane nor rational. I know of no one who denies climate change as an ongoing natural phenomenon, as old as the Earth itself.
The thought that climate change is a catastrophic calamity caused by and under the control of we mortals is unsupported speculation based on insufficient research. As I read the article, much of the data used in support of this position was selectively collected this year for comparison to sketchy records compiled over a very limited previous time frame.
After the global flood, God told Noah "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." (Gen. 8:22) We are told in Daniel 2:21 that it is God who changes times and seasons. It is serious business to call God a liar.
True, we could do a much better job of stewardship. We treat this planet as if it were rented.
Daniel 7:25 speaks of a man who will "try to change the set times and laws." In my opinion, this prophecy that is some 2,500 years old is a direct reference to the climate control mania arising today, and identifies who is behind it. Our individual challenge is to maintain faith in God and be guided by His time-proven word.
James E. Robbins