Sabbath Message by Wade Cox

Sabbath 22/5/27/120

Dear Friends,

I thought that we might once again keep up to date with the increasing pace of Global Warming.

This week the European scientists provide further information on the increasing speed of the melt of the Greenland Cap.

In 2001 NASA scientists published a major study based on observations by satellite and aircraft. They concluded in that study that the margins of the Greenland ice sheet were dropping at the rate of one metre a year. This year a further study was done. Carl Boggild and his team have recorded falls as dramatic as ten metres a year and in some places a metre a month. This alarming news was reported on and is at the web on links to the BBC report on the Global Warming section of

The glaciers are now increasingly volatile. One visited by David Shukman of the BBC team, the Sermilik glacier in Southern Greenland, is so volatile that one automatic monitoring station was lost in a crevasse.

From the maintenance visit in May, to the visit this month, new cracks are opening up in the glaciers surface.

Dr Boggild said “We can say for certain that the rate of melting has increased and we can say for certain that the height of the ice sheet is falling, even allowing for increased ice flow. There is no doubt that something very major is happening here.”

This increase was tenfold in three years. Perhaps they had underestimated the change but it does not appear so. An ice block melts exponentially. The ice cap is also compressed as it increases in mass. As it melts, it reaches higher temperatures so it turns to water at an increasing rate.

We will now examine what is happening with the Greenland mass and just where and what that ice sheet really is.

The following article is from The Physics Factbook at:

Thickness of the Greenland Ice Cap
The Physics Factbook
Edited by Glenn Elert -- Written by his students
An educational, fair use website

Bibliographic Entry
(w/surrounding text)
Lutgens, Frederick K., & Edward J. Tarbuck. The Atmosphere. 6th ed. 1995: 397. "Elsmitte, at the center of the Greenland ice cap is rests an elevation of almost 3,000 meters."
3000 m
"Arctic." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1999-2000. "An ice core 4,560 feet deep was recovered in the mid-1960s from Camp Century in northwestern Greenland, and a core 6,683 feet deep from Dye 3, southeastern Greenland, was recovered in 1981."
2037 m
Hibler, W. Monthly Weather Review. 108 (1980): 1943-1973. "The mean draft in this 290,000 km2 area was 5,337 m in 1976"
5337 m
Curtis, Neil & Michael Allaby. Planet Earth. New York: Kingfisher, 1993: 38-39. "An ice core 4,560 feet deep was recovered in the mid-1960s from Camp Century in northwestern Greenland."
1390 m

Greenland is a ninety percent ice-covered land region. The remaining ten percent contains no ice due to inadequate snowfall and or relatively warm temperatures.
The ice found in Greenland is the result of the annual accumulation of snow, rime, and other forms of solid precipitation. As these layers of precipitation build up, they become closely packed under the accumulated weight as the air is eventually squeezed out. The ice layers at the bottom eventually become impenetrable.
The thickness of the ice cap in Greenland is dependent on the surface temperature, depth of snow cover, and amount of heat flux from the water below. An ice core of 2237 m deep was discovered in 1981 southeastern Greenland. The average thickness of ice at the ridges have been found to be 4548 m.
On a related note, scientists analyzing ice in the Arctic Oceran have reported a 1.31 m or 40% decline in the average draft (thickness) from the first measurements in 1958 to the present. This decline has been attributed to global warming. It has been suggested that the Arctic region is more susceptible to global warming. If the thickness of the Greenland ice cap were to begin melting, the ecosystems of the Arctic and the world would be affected because there will be a larger volume of water in the oceans on Earth.
Emmanuelle St. Jean -- 2000

Bibliographic Entry
(w/surrounding text)
New Book of Popular Science. Volume 2. Danbury: Grolier, 1996: 261. "The massive Greenland ice cap averages 2.3 kilometers in thickness."
2.3 km
New Encyclopedia Britannica. Volume 5. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1998: 472.
"It extends 1,570 miles (2,530 km) north-south, has a maximum width of 680 miles (1,094 km) near its northern margin, and has an average thickness of about 5,000 feet (1,500 m)."
1.5 km
Lambert, David. Field Guide To Geology. New York: Diagram Visual, 1988: 154. "Most of Greenland lies beneath an ice cap twice the size of Australia and up to 14,000 ft (4,300 m) thick."
4.3 km
Dixon, Dougal. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Science. Volume 3. New York: Macmillan, 1977: 38. "Toward its center, the Greenland ice-sheet has been shown to be 3,000 m (9,840 ft.) thick."
3 km
Climbing Into The Greenland Ice Cap. National Tourism Board of Greenland. "At its thickest points the ice has a depth of more than 3 km to the bedrock."
3 km

Greenland, officially Kalaallit Nunaat, is the largest island in the world, lying mainly within the Arctic Circle off northeast Canada. It is a self-governing overseas division of Denmark. The capital is Nuuk (formerly Godthab). More than four fifths of Greenland lies buried under an ice cap that has an average thickness of 2.8 kilometers. The area of Greenland is about 840,000 square miles (2,175,000 square kilometers). It is about 1,650 miles (2,650 kilometers) long, with a maximum width of some 650 miles (1,050 kilometers). Its people, however, live only on the rocky coastal fringe, chiefly in the southwest.
Lying to the northeast of continental North America and almost wholly within the Arctic Circle, Greenland is subject to intense cold and terrible blizzards. Glaciers flow from Greenland's icy mountains and discharge a billion tons of ice into the sea every year. Many of these enormous icebergs are carried into the lanes of ocean travel.
Some sections of Greenland have enough soil and warmth to support tundra vegetation and small trees. Potatoes and other hardy vegetables are grown. Greenlanders, who are Eskimo with a mixture of European blood, live chiefly by hunting and fishing. They must import much of their food, clothing, and other necessities. Sheep raising and fish canning are growing industries. Exports include cryolite, a scarce mineral used in separating aluminum from its ores; fish and fish products; and hides and skins. Recently lead and zinc have been mined and molybdenum and large uranium deposits discovered.
In spite of hundreds of years of Scandinavian influence, many of the island's people continue to practice traditional cultural activities. Their houses were formerly of stone and sod, but wood, which must be imported, is the modern material. A few Eskimo build igloos for the winter or when traveling. Nearly all settlements have schools, and all children are required to have elementary education.
Gennady Spivak -- 2000

From this source we see that the cap is actually variable and ranges in estimates and core samples from 1390 metres to 3000 metres allegedly at the thickest, although one area appears to have a depth of 5337 metres. The cap is over twice the size of Australia and contains enough water to increase the earth’s sea levels by over six metres in total.

At the current observed rate of melt, one might be excused for making the simple equation that at ten metres per year it will take 139 years to reach the ground level at the thinner parts of the sheet and 300 years at the deepest part. That means it will take approximately one hundred years to raise the world’s sea levels by say three metres.

That means we would be facing a world sea level rise from the Greenland cap alone of 30 mm per year. Now that seems no great amount but added to that we must include the West Antarctic basin, which has the same amount of ice as Greenland, and the East Antarctic basin that has ten times as much as each of the others. If we assume the same rate in the other two, we might expect a melt of approximately a hundred mm per annum. The fact of the matter is that we are experiencing that amount and have been for the last few years, but the rate is now increasing exponentially. Like the iceblock it is, the melt will increase exponentially and the exposed surface areas will no longer reflect solar heat, and the melt will increase yet again.

At the current rate, by 2014 we will have had world sea rises of a metre. This year Bangladesh experienced higher than usual monsoon rains. Due to the slightly higher levels and the slower water runoff over 60 percent of the country was underwater. These types of disasters will now increase until by 2010 Bangladesh will become virtually uninhabitable. Many nations will experience this disaster in varying degrees.

However, the rate is not simply staying as it is, as we see from the above reports. The current rate is ten times the observed rate in 2001. It is melting at an exponential rate, such that it may well increase another tenfold by 2007. If that occurs, Greenland itself will become uninhabitable due to floods. That is a minor problem in the disaster that will follow. By 2007 the increases will be a metre per annum. By 2010 it will be metres per annum. World sea levels will have risen approximately the height that would have been expected from the Greenland cap in total melt. It appears that a conservative view might be that all areas below a couple of metres above sea level will be inundated by 2010. That would mean, for example, that the city in which I live would be inoperable in its present form by 2010. Even with relocation and revised development, the existing Central Business District will be underwater and an eyesore and a health hazard.

Increased bad weather will see massive inundations earlier than might be expected from the basic sea level rises.

Why then are we still sitting on our hands and our politicians are not acting to reorganise our planning and development? The answer is that a day is a long time in the life of a politician. They are allowing movement to the coast and in fact encouraging the centralisation of population in urban centres along the coasts, in areas that are known to be low lying and vulnerable to the sea level rises. This thinking appears to have no rationale. Indeed it appears insane. Self-interest and corruption are at the root of the inaction and lack of vision.

Why is it being allowed? There are two reasons. One reason is that the demons wish to concentrate us and then eliminate us. The second is that God will allow the current civilisation to be concentrated and utterly obliterated by rising waters, so that much of it will be brought to mind no more in the millennial restoration by 2027/8.

There will be other side effects from this Greenland melt.

The increase in iceberg calving from the Greenland glaciers will see many more icebergs move south into the Atlantic. Increases in fresh cold water from there may well assist in stalling the Gulf Stream neutralising some of the warming in Europe. Scotland will become frozen tundra while the heating goes on elsewhere.

The melt of the ice caps reduces the weight of the caps. This causes tectonic plate uplift.

Super Waves

Recently the finds of scientists on freak wave activity were released. Over the last decade massive numbers of supercargo ships have been lost at sea to freak wave activity. Waves up to one hundred feet high, or thirty metres, have simply emerged out of nowhere in the ocean depths and swamped massive ships. This freak activity has been the stuff of mariner’s legends for centuries, but it has been infrequent. It is now no longer infrequent and they are being observed to be appearing with alarming frequency. The article concerning these waves and their observation is also on the web site at the Global Warming section.

One can only surmise that the plate movements are creating freak waves now at an increasing rate. As we see, with the loss of the caps, the tectonic plate movements will increase the likelihood of the freak waves. The seas will roar as the Bible says they will, and the coastlands will weep.

Increased earthquake activity will also release heavy metals into the oceans at the earthquake belts. The rise in algae will turn the seas to blood. This will increase now over the next twenty-five years.


As we reported recently, the Canadian forests of British Columbia were the driest in over 400 years. The latest news is that the fires have started earlier than might be expected, and there are over 400 forest fires burning now in BC alone. South of the border in the US it is much the same.

The events prophesied by Revelation are gathering momentum. At the return of Messiah a third of the waters will be dead, and a third of the trees and grasses will be burnt up. A third of the seas will be dead and a third of all shipping will be lost. But the world will not repent, and they will in fact attempt to destroy Christ himself on his return.

We can do little except warn the nations and prepare for the events ahead as best we can. Trust in God and stand in awe and cease to sin. Know that God has set apart all godly men.

Recently, one of our senior ministry was invited to another Church of God service. Sin was the subject of the service. It was defined three times and in all three definitions 1John 3:4 was not mentioned once. Sin is transgression of the Law of God.

Love one another as God and Christ love us.


Wade Cox

Coordinator General


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