Physicist Russell Humphreys has argued that recent warming has occurred, but that it is not a reason for panic and that higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels likely contributed to abundant vegetation in the pre-Flood world.
Likewise, creation scientist (and former meteorologist for the National Weather Service) Michael Oard has stated that a small amount of warming has occurred, but that most of the warming is probably due to natural climate variations.
"We constructed the first-ever record of global temperature spanning the end of the last ice age based on 80 proxy temperature records from around the world," said Jeremy Shakun, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and Columbia Universities and first author of the paper.
Ever since the late 1970s, we’ve had estimates hovering at around 5.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
In fact, the “likely” range is around 5.5 degrees plus-minus almost three degrees.
What’s more worrisome still is that we can’t be sure we won’t end up outside the range.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls the range “likely.” So by definition, anything outside it is “unlikely.” But that doesn’t make it zero probability.