Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Different Opinion

I live in New Jersey. People here tend to take environmental issues very seriously. By and large, it is a liberal state (and by and large, we are not as large as people in Pennsylvania where I used to live- but that is a different topic entirely). But not all scientists have bought into the global warming concerns that resonate with people here. For an alternative view by a geologist read this article in the Vancouver Sun: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Global%20warming%20religion%20First%20World%20urban%20elites/1835847/story.html

The geologist in this article has written multiple books to argue that the changes in the earth's climate have always occurred randomly, and have almost nothing to do with the impact of people. He suggests that we should look forward to the earth warming up a bit because historically the times when the earth is warmer have generally been very good for us.

As a Christian, I understand that the God has made us stewards of this planet. We are to care for it. But at the same time, we are supposed to recognize that the earth was made for us to enjoy- not to cause us anxiety. I'm not terribly worried about us destroying the earth, because the Bible talks about Christ one day fixing the earth from all of the bad things that have happened to it- all of which, by the way, came about as a result of sin. So I think that we should care for the planet, but there is no need to worry if someone accidentally puts their plastic water bottle in the trash instead of in the recycling bin.

1 comment:

  1. My response to Global Warming is from Genesis 8:21-22
    ... and the Lord said to Himself,...."While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Pat