As I have observed the Trends of the Climate of the Earth, it strikes me that the same Patterns that occur in the Weather over the Period of a Year are also occurring in a parallel fashion on a much Grander Scale.
Just as our Year begins with Cold and Winter, then progresses into Springtime and Summer, then finally Fall, so too there are Eras which are Cold and then Warm.
Climate Change is not New, and we will never entirely stop it, nor should we. We are at the End of a Planetary Springtime. We are approaching a very Torrid Summer, which may be too warm for the Balance of our Species. Summer was always coming, but it is also true that Human activity has speeded Her approach, and caused Her to wax warmer than would have been otherwise. Perhaps this is the way it was always meant to be, perhaps not. Perhaps we can still abate the strongest effects by ending our Springtime cleanly and greenly.
Looking back to the last Planetary Winter - the Last Ice Age - gives one an idea of how long a Season lasts. The Last Ice Age started 250 Mya (Million years ago), and continued until about 50,000 B.C. Everything since then has been Springtime, and Beautiful. If our Spring had been allowed to last as long as our Winter, it would still be quite Young. And perhaps, it is not quite over. But many signs are pointing to an early, scorching Summer.
Any species that survives a year, whether a Planetary Year or a solar year, learns to adapt with the changing seasons. Learns not to overtax their environment. Learns how to prepare.
For Humans, that time is Now.
What will Summer be like? The only question we can answer is, What has She been like before?
The Seasons are the Four Angels which hold the Four Winds of the Earth. They are mentioned in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 7, and it is said that they have the power to hurt the Earth. A deduction of the Fox on the matter: the Angels of God were not created to hurt, they were created to help. They are ministering spirits. So if the Four Angels hurt anyone, they are doing so in order to heal the Planet in the long run. Many times the Seasons are harsh to individual species. Mayflies never survive the Spring. They are dead every Summer, they are Dead every Fall. Their eggs lie hidden in Winter and then there is Life for a few days in Spring. Some would say that the Seasons are cruel to the Mayflies. But yet God moves His Wheel, the Wheel Within a Wheel, and again the Mayfly is born, existing Century to Century, in a Natural Cycle more like Reincarnation than Science.
It remains to be seen if Mankind is like the Mayfly, or if the Promises of God are true instead, which say that God has placed all things under Mankind's feet (Hebrews 2:8). The Biblical view of Creation is that God gave Life to an Intelligent Cosmos, where all things have Spirits (Ecclesiastes 3), and all things exist to Praise Him. It is an interconnected Web of Life which is fragile, and delicate, and demands our attention and care.
It is the Biblical view of Humans that by following the basic rules, Humans are put in a position at the head of Creation. Humans are given great Responsibility - they are made the Lords of an Era. They sit at the helm of the Earthship, directing its next Evolutionary phase, and all they must do is Be Fruitful, Multiply, Replenish the Earth, Subdue It, and Have Dominion. Humans are a part of the Animal Kingdom, and this is their duty to the rest of the Kingdom: Replenish it. The Animal Kingdom is a part of the Spiritual Kingdom of Christ. The Kingdoms of this World (Kingdoms of Men, Animals, Plants) are become the Kingdoms of Our Lord and of His Christ.
Planetary Summer was the Paleozoic Era. It was a Time of torrid Temperatures and high Sea Levels. There was no Life on Land until very late in the Summer, when vegetation began again. The Earth kept secrets at the time in the Southern Continent of Gondwana, which is now scattered throughout the entire Southern Hemisphere.
In our next Planetary Summer, we will again face torrid Temperatures and high Sea Levels. May we Discover the Secret Gondwana, and Survive.