Creationist Ken Ham: Climate change is Earth ‘settling down’ after God punished sinners with the Flood
Ken Ham explained recently that creationists like himself did believe in climate change, but he said that there was no reason to be alarmed because the Earth was just “settling down” from the great biblical Flood.
In a Saturday column on his Answers in Genesis blog, Ham said that secularists insisted on using observational science instead of so-called “historical science” to explain the universe because “they want people to have a wrong understanding of what the word science means.”
According to Ham, “the secularists have spread their propaganda” that creationists deny climate change, which he said was not true.
“I want to emphasize that we do not deny climate change,” he wrote. “What we do deny are the worldview-based assumptions behind the interpretations of what causes climate change. Climate change is observational science (we can observe it by recording measurements), but it needs to be interpreted as to why it’s happening—and your starting point determines your interpretation.”
“Starting from the Bible, we know that there was a global Flood a few thousand years ago that completely changed Earth’s surface and climate, and that the earth is still settling down from this catastrophe,” he continued. “So we should expect there to be some variations in climate change, but this is not alarming and is not the direct result of modern human activity.”
Ham argued that secularists made the mistake of starting from the “idea that climates have been stable for thousands of years and are beginning to change since the advent of modern man.”
“And yes—because of the effects of sin, the curse and the Flood—we will continue to witness climate change until the Lord comes!” he declared.
The Answers in Genesis president went on to repeat his call to end the search for extraterrestrial life because Earth is the “focus of God’s attention.”
“Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon” or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved,” Ham had insisted earlier this year. “To suggest that aliens could respond to the gospel is just totally wrong.”
“Really, the search for extra-terrestrial life has had a benefit for creationists!” Ham wrote on Saturday. “The more the secularists search for alien life, the more they find no evidence of such anywhere in the universe. This is just what we would predict based on the Bible’s account of origins and an understanding of the gospel.”