WebDef: Climate Weirding

Climate Weirding /klī′mĭt wîrdĭng/ – Noun: The increase in unpredictability and extreme nature of weather events that arise as a result of climate change.

In finance, such extremes and volatility are measured in terms of β (Beta), and increase investment risk. Although unfamiliar to many, the term "climate weirding" has been around for over 15 years, having appeared in a New York Times article in 2007. The growing unpredictability and force of weather events harms the global economy in a variety of ways, including lowering crop yields, flood damage to critical infrastructure. It also adversely affects human health, such as through heat prostration, water washed diseases, and food insecurity. See related webdef: "sustainable" for a discussion of creation care.

Select Related Bible Verses

  • The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods – Psalm 24:1-2
  • God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah – Psalm 46 KJV

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