Mar 14, 2008

The Security Risks of Climate Change

By Michael G. Mickey

An EU Observer article indicates that a paper written by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner warns that the European Union - the revived Roman empire of Bible prophecy - should "boost its civil and military capacities to respond to "serious security risks" resulting from catastrophic climate change expected this century."

The following is an excerpt from the article:

The seven-page paper, to be submitted to EU leaders at a summit in Brussels later this week, warns of a range of stark scenarios, in particular the threat of an intensified "scramble for resources" – both energy and mineral – in the Arctic "as previously inaccessible regions open up."

The rapid melting of the polar ice caps is seen as a great opportunity for far-northern economies, as the "increased accessibility of the enormous hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic region" mean new waterways and international trade routes open for business where once there was only ice.

As we look at Bible prophecy, we have every reason to suspect that the European Union, for whatever reason, is going to increase its military capabilities greatly in preparation for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy to occur for we are told in prophecy that the Antichrist to come is going to worship the god of forces.

Daniel 11:38: But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

The European Union's economic prowess is presently on the rise, particularly at this time when the U.S. economy and the dollar is struggling not to drown in the international market, largely as a result of governments around the world waging an unconventional war against Uncle Sam - a money war.

Based solely on Bible prophecy, I believe a great deal of the E.U.'s growing wealth is soon going to begin being spent on military advancements and, while I am probably as skeptical as the next person concerning global warming, possession of the Arctic's resources is quite possibly going to be a catalyst for conflict between Russia and the West. As many will likely recall, Russia, most likely thinking in terms much like those of Europe, has already tried to stake a claim for the Arctic.

In August of 2007, as reported by the London Telegraph, Russia fired "the starting gun on the world’s last colonial scramble" when one of its submarines planted a flag "under the North Pole to symbolize the Kremlin’s claim to the Arctic and its vast energy resources."

This move on the part of Russia is being viewed as a threat by the European Union I would gauge based on the content of the paper prepared by Solana and Ferrero-Waldner. This should cause even the most skeptical of global warming's existence pause as, regardless of whether global warming is or isn't occurring, it is potentially about to become a catalyst for the revived Roman empire of Bible prophecy to begin sharpening its teeth which, unbeknownst to many who choose to overlook the teachings of Bible prophecy, may be a "security risk of climate change" to many nations around the world!