What’s the Deal with Global Warming?

Why is it that seem­ing­ly so many Chris­tians dis­pute the valid­i­ty of glob­al warm­ing? Does accept­ing glob­al warm­ing, it’s con­se­quences, and our respon­si­bil­i­ty con­cern­ing it some­how inval­i­date a bib­li­cal teach­ing that I am unaware of?

I hon­est­ly get the impres­sion that some peo­ple oppose it sim­ply to be con­trary to those on the polit­i­cal left. 

I don’t know much about glob­al warm­ing, but it seems to me that if green­house gas­es can be linked to ozone deple­tion which can be linked to ris­ing tem­per­a­tures which can be linked to glacial melt­ing and all sorts of oth­er stuff…, well, why both­er argu­ing with it?

Per­haps some Chris­tians feel just fine, to use a buzz­wor­thy expres­sion, “rap­ing the earth” because they don’t expect to be here in the next 10–20 years. The Blessed Hope, that of the glo­ri­ous appear­ing of Christ and the catch­ing away of His saints, rather than hav­ing an encour­ag­ing effect on believ­ers, is now the excuse used to fos­ter irre­spon­si­bil­i­ty. I ful­ly believe Christ could return when­ev­er the Father says it is time. But I also rec­og­nize that it may be anoth­er 2,000 years. Our chil­dren, their chil­dren, their grand­chil­dren, and so on are going to need this plan­et. They are still going to need nat­ur­al resources, safe food, clean air, and so on.

I also find it quite iron­ic that the same camp who oppos­es a more “Green” lifestyle to help pre­serve this earth for future gen­er­a­tions are typ­i­cal­ly the same peo­ple who oppose research into space col­o­niza­tion and oth­er long-term human expe­di­tions into “the final frontier.”

I love my con­ser­v­a­tive broth­ers and sis­ters in Christ, but it is out­ra­geous­ly self­ish to have the atti­tude that we have no respon­si­bil­i­ty to take care of that which was entrust­ed to our care and domin­ion (the earth) by God Himself.

Thanks for read­ing. Oh, and did you know that your foot is about the same length as your fore­arm? Now that’s some vital information. :)






One response to “What’s the Deal with Global Warming?”

  1. Ben Gray Avatar

    I hear ya and I total­ly agree.

Join the Discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Use your Gravatar-enabled email address while commenting to automatically enhance your comment with some of Gravatar's open profile data.

Comments must be made in accordance with the comment policy. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam; learn how your comment data is processed.

You may use Markdown to format your comments; additionally, these HTML tags and attributes may be used: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rick Beckman