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The Politics of Denying Global Warming

posted by Jael Ever @ 15:54 PM
August 23, 2010

That more evidence from around the globe presents the realities of Global Warming, makes no difference to politicians preparing to deny its existence in upcoming national elections.  While they may admit that the globe is getting hotter, they insist that it is not from man-made causes.  Rather, they claim it is from imaginary phenomenon like sun spots or multi-century rotations of time to attack the earth. None of these newfangled positions are supported by the type massive scientific research that supports findings of man-made Global Warming.

 Generally, those leaders who insist on denying man-made Global Warming side with, and receive funding from, corporations that are unwilling to sacrifice even the slightest profits they glean from earth’s destruction.  Businessmen who run these corporations want the unhindered freedom to: 1) Pump (and/or spill) oil under oceans regardless of the sea life destroyed; 2) Dump all types of wastes into oceans, including dangerous medical substances and hardwares, undissolvable plastics, household industrial wastes and other illegal chemicals; 3) To overfish and overkill all types of sea animals from ordinary fish to whales, sea turtles, seals, etc.

 At some point, the American people will have to take a stand of political action or inaction.  Do they ignore, or accept as inevitable, record-breaking temperatures, erratic massive destructive storms, declining animal species, melting glaciers, and other maladies which have no explanation other than Global Warming.  Or do they get involved, by doing research, asking questions, writing politicians, demanding answers and insisting upon action.  Such involvement is part of citizen responsibility.  It is what makes democracy work!  To refuse involvement on one side or the other is also what allows democracies to die!

 Proverbs 29: 18 says that where there is no vision, the people perish.  Thus, Christians must decide whether or not they wish to deny the vision that nature, science and the Bible presents about Global Warming, or to believe what money-minded politicians tell them––that man-made Global Warming doesn’t exist.  These same politicians vote to spend billions, even trillions, of dollars in national wealth on space exploration and war after military war.  But they would give only scant funding for research on clean air and unpolluted oceans. 

 If making money is its only vision, the nation could be destroyed, because “the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6: 10).”  Wholesale Christian Bibles clearly prove that human beings have covenant responsibility to protect the earth and its inhabitants.  Moreover, the Book of Revelation promises to destroy those who destroy the earth.  But doing nothing to resist those who would demolish the planet for monetary gain could be judged as abetting earth’s destroyers.

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