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Complex Mechanisms Control Earth’s Climate

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Research into the diversity of influences on climate strengthens the case for a superintelligent Designer preparing Earth as a stable habitat for life. Most discussions regarding global warming focus on the effects of greenhouse gases. However, a team of international scientists shows that changes in the amount of ground foliage during arctic summers contribute more to regional warming than do greenhouse gases. Additionally, other processes that are not influenced by biological organisms also have significant effects. This complex interaction of biological, atmospheric, and geological processes in regulating the climate of Earth is exactly what one would expect in a designed system—especially since most of the processes, when taken individually, tend toward runaway destruction of Earth’s capacity to support life.

o   F. S. Chapin, III et al., “Role of Land-Surface Changes in Arctic Summer Warming,” Science 310 (2005): 657-60.


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