Ken Ham makes me laugh a lot. He has one and only one answer to absolutely any question, no matter how absurd that makes his argument. In a recent post, he fumes about being considered a global warming denier. Why, he thinks global warming is real, he just think it’s caused by that global flood that never happened.
I want to emphasize that we do not deny climate change. Even Bill Nye continues to spread the false charge against us that we supposedly deny climate change! 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. 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. That’s why when I was interviewed live on the Piers Morgan show on CNN after the debate (with Bill Nye sitting beside me) and was asked, “Why do you deny climate change?”—I answered that I did not deny climate change and went on to say that climates have been changing ever since the Flood.
This is some seriously stupid and dishonest propaganda. Of course climates have changed over time. No one denies that — other than Ham, who absurdly believes that prior to this mythical flood, climate was absolutely static. But when scientists talk about climate change, they don’t mean that the climate changes over time, they’re talking about the dramatic change in greenhouse gas levels since the industrial revolution and the enormous impact that has had on ocean temperatures. Does Ham know that? I don’t think it matters. He’s either ignorant or he’s lying.