Yes, the climate can change. But it is not in the hand of man: that is a modern myth -- that if we sacrifice our ability to use petrochemicals or forestry or agriculture that the land will recover (and the West will be destroyed: the true aims of the Green Reds, for they hate Christ and all his works).
Not really true. Locally, if you fence off land with a good predator fence -- which requires some light engineering, maintenance and effort -- then the land will fairly rapidly recover. Pulling out exotic forests and planting some natives helps, but the birds return quickly. That forest is more resilient than mono-culture, but it is harder to live out of.
Secondly, the Climate is in the hand of God. We have forgotten that the rulers of Israel offended the Almighty, and there was a drought until the worship of Ba'al was expunged. The same thing is happening in Australia: as the greens demand renewable energy, the wind drops and there are brownouts because the morons do not understand redundancy.
Not that NZ is better: our green idiots oppose all power generation, including new dams and transmission lines. An alignment or convergence with evil tends to make one stupid.
41 Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. 43 He said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go back” seven times. 44 It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’” 45 In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and [b]outran Ahab [c]to Jezreel.
16 The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But He replied to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them and went away.
In the middle of all this Kea and I watched a 12 minute rant about Victorians setting up a petition to revert to Territory Status and be under direct federal rule because of the current crisis in that state.
The video is at the link. I did not put it up because it is relentlessly bleak, and as the commentator points out, at times loses sanity.
Not quite “In the name of God, go!” It’s far more brutal. Donikian loses the sanity thread slightly himself when he calls for anti-maskers and those alleged to have flouted self-isolation regulations to be jailed. Nevertheless, it’s a tremendous spray. Intrigued by the idea of the Commonwealth taking over an entire state or a portion of one, I looked over Chapter VI of the Constitution. It seems such a takeover is possible but only with the consent of the surrendering state’s parliament. However, section 122 also seems to sanction the Federal government to govern “any territory placed by the Queen under the authority of and accepted by the Commonwealth.” Over to you, General Hurley! Now – of course – none of this would ever happen. But it does highlight something this pandemic has flooded with unflattering light: the brokenness and abject idiocy of an island continent with nine parliaments despoiling one of the greatest economic El Dorados in the history of the world in a less than a year. It cannot go on. Big Donikianesque decisions have to be made.
We are expected to be able to use pattern recognition. Jesus pointed to the "red sky at night, shepherds delight/red sky in the morning, sailors warning" pattern that was known and obvious to every farmer and fisherman. (You still go out. That is what outdoor gear is for, but you choose where to go).
And we are supposed to be able to see patterns in our nation and polity. A Cromwellian approach may help here. Our rulers have forgotten that this is a Free and Christian land: they are now acting as tyrants and petty dictators (Cromwell would have called them men of blood) and their hatred for the church is obvious. (Charles I would have backed Cromwell there). They are driving the nation to destruction.
In the name of God, they should go.
But doing that took, in the time of Cromwell and Charles, a bloody civil war. Look at the times. We are close to the edge. Pray that God will have mercy, and in our repentance he may turn our rulers, and let the rains of revival again come.
Without them, this time will be bleak. And our rulers, micromanaging masks? Do not be like them.