Terrorism war related to climate change says Prince Charles according to a report in BBC News 23 November 2015. In an interview with Sky News UK’s Prince Charles claimed that climate change was a factor in current conflict in Syria. According to the Prince, “there’s very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land”. When asked about a direct link between climate change, conflict and terrorism, he commented: “It’s only in the last few years that the Pentagon have actually started to pay attention to this. It has a huge impact on what is happening”.
When asked about the economic costs of climate change controls he commented “the difficulties in 2008 with the financial crash – that was a banking crisis. But we’re now facing a real possibility of nature’s bank going bust. If you see it like that, we’ve been putting so much pressure on the natural systems and all those aspects of nature that we take for granted”.
The interview was recorded before the terrorist attacks on Paris. Prince Charles will be a keynote speaker at the Paris climate conference, which according to the BBC, “will attempt to reach a new international agreement to help limit global warming to no more than two degrees”.
Editorial Comment: The drought in the Middle East is real, and has no doubt caused much hardship, but droughts in the Middle East are not new. Abraham was faced with a massive drought some 4,000 years ago, and fled to Egypt to escape it, and there have been many since. Abraham’s well proven drought definitely had nothing to do with human farming or industry, so let’s be realistic: neither will any modern climate problems be fixed or prevented by new taxes, politics or bureaucratic rules and regulations brought to pass by the Consortium of Climate Mafioso in Paris later this week.
We would remind those who think they can adjust the earth’s thermostat within two degrees that the vast majority of heat on the earth comes from the sun, and is distributed by ocean currents and winds. The remaining heat comes from geothermal sources. We cannot control any of these. Only the one who made the earth, the seas and the sun can control these.
As for climate causing wars, lets also be realistic; the real problem that causes wars is human sin, our rebellion against our Creator, and the sin nature will search for any excuse whether it be climate, poverty, riches, or any perceived offence to justify it. But there is only one solution to that sin problem: submission to Jesus Christ as our Saviour who died to pay the penalty for sin, and rose again to give new life to all who trust in Him, and acceptance of Him as Lord to discipline all our lives.
When it comes to what Charles says, we are reminded of the Psalmist who wrote “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes”. (Psalm 118:8-9) The psalmist was inspired by the same God who promised Noah “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease”. (Genesis 8:22)
Evidence News vol. 15, No. 22
25 November 2015
Creation Research Australia