All Because of Climate Change

In Preston this week, I passed a former shop which had been procured for the use of the local environmentalists, with several sheets of photocopier paper stuck to the window with the words Preston Climate Emergency Centre printed upon them. ‘We demand climate justice for Preston’ shrieked the text on a T-shirt stuck in the window. The secular gospel of ‘we are the saviours of the planet’ evidently prospers in the county’s administrative town. The last time I checked, most of Preston’s polluting industries were all but closed down; I could not but wonder that this Emergency Climate Centre would better serve its cause by relocating to the major Chinese manufacturing centres of Ningbo, Guangzho or Tianjin. I know a lot of people who would be only to pleased to assist with the single-way airfares.

A short while afterwards, I was in a shop buying tea. The till was slow, and the cashier broke the awkward silence by commenting on the weather, such as Englishmen and women are wont to do. It reached 25 centigrade that day, and the morning was already quite pleasant. The previous afternoon climbed to 26 or 27.

“It’s all because of climate change”, the woman explained, with a shudder.

“Hmm”, replied I. “I’m not so sure. Doesn’t it always get warm in summer?”

‘Oh let’s not go delving into that”, she hastily responded, glad to be shut of me, the till finally concluding the transaction.

Wow. Warm days in summer are the result of ‘climate change’. I guess cold days in winter are its cruel results, too. And I guess those in-between-type days in autumn and spring are evidence of climate change also. I pity those who ‘exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator’.

“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”

Genesis 8:22, NKJV