|British army must be ready for global warming|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:14|
|The chief of staff for the British Armed Forces has stated that the British Army must plan for global warming. During a meeting with the New World Order organization, Chatham House, Jock Stirrup has warned that the states most likely to be affected by extreme weather conditions are already the least stable. During his meeting in London yesterday, he said preparations need to be made to stop them disintegrating into lawlessness, and to prevent major humanitarian disasters. Stirrup said that scientists had predicted that by 2040, the physical consequences of global warming would become apparent, and the army should be ready to engage in pre-emptive action where they saw crises developing. |
Quote: ""Just glance at a map of the areas most likely to be affected and you are struck at once by the fact that they are exactly those parts of the world where we see fragility, instability and weak governance today. "It seems to me rather like pouring petrol onto a burning fire," Stirrup told the Chatham House think-tank in London.
His comments came as torrential rains brought severe flooding to England, resulting in the deaths of three people and causing much devastation. In Sheffield, hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes over fears that a dam wall, cracked by the weight of water it is holding back, may soon collapse. In the same city, at least a thousand people have been displaced from their homes, due to rising flood levels. In my own country last week, over a month's worth of rain fell in a few hours, causing severe flooding. The roof of a shopping centre in Belfast collapsed with the weight of the rain, and sewers outside my house burst, turning the road into a river and filling a local pond with effluent. The rain storm, which brought continuous rain for around week, was preceded by exceptionally hot weather, and a massive thunderstorm which destroyed electronic equipment across the province.
Quote: "Heavy rainfall caused massive flooding across England on Monday, killing at least two people and leaving hundreds of people stranded in factories and offices, officials said. Rainstorms dumped as much as 3 inches of rain on a country already soggy from an exceptionally wet June, Britain's weather office said.
Some Christian seem to think global warming is a hoax. I believe it is real, although I wouldn't necessarily attribute the cause of it to mankind. The Bible states that during the last days, world climate conditions will be dramatically altered. During the tribulation period there will be extreme heat waves (Revelation 16:8), killer hail storms (Revelation 16:21) and the drying up of the Euphrates river (Revelation 16:12). The Lord sums in up in Matthew 24:29, "the powers of the heavens shall be shaken". I believe as Christ's Second Coming to earth draws closer, world weather patterns will become more and more adverse. Today people blame mankind and its pollutants for the global warming crisis, but during the tribulation period the blame will be transferred. Men will one day recognize why all these things are coming upon them, and will "blaspheme God, who has power over these plagues", Revelation 16:9,21. Sad to say Revelation records that they still refuse to repent of their sins, and turn to their Creator for salvation.