Monday, June 05, 2006

Global Warming? You Ain't Seen Nuthin Yet!

Forgive the shot of winter taken from my front porch. I know scenes like this in summer aren't appreciated in general. However, I can't help taking a shot at the global warming crowd today.

Global warming is the new crisis what crisis. Listen to the news and you hear nothing but hand wringing on this subject. Never mind that the jury is still out about global warming and climate change. For every expert you hear warning of coming peril, just as many others say the whole thing is just cyclical and the current hysteria is just that. Hysteria. I have a friend who is a meteorologist, and he is convinced that the threat of global warming is very exaggerated.

Christians are often accused of not caring about the environment. Curious, as the Lord tells us to be good stewards of His creation. We do care, but just because we don't agree with the wacko greenies on every point, we're up there with the polluters, don't you know? Well, here's something you can take to the bank. This world and all that is in it will be burned up. But it won't be because of another Exxon Valdez. God Himself will destroy it. "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up." (2 Peter 3:10)

This doesn't mean that we shouldn't care about polluting the earth. We should care. I often ask greenies if they really think conservatives WANT to breathe polluted air, drink contaminated water and bask in radiation from a nuclear accident. Ridiculous, of course. Let's be good stewards without falling for the apocalyptic rhetoric of the envirowackos. I prefer to let God handle His own apocalypse. He can do a much more spectacular job than I.

EDITED TO ADD: I have just received a story with comments by Dr. William Gray, the University of Colorado meteorologist and climatologist who issues the hurricane forecast every year. It was in a column from the Denver Post. Dr. Gray calls the way global warming is being sold "a hoax." I am sure his comments will engender rage and frothing from the mouth (not to mention a hissy fit from Algore) - but he will be hard to ignore or dismiss.


Jack said...

If you ever get a chance, look up Michael Crichton's website and read about his book "State of Fear". What's really alarming is not the global warming but the people who would silence any naysayers (like you and I)advocating more research and open dialogue and less hysteria. Crichton numbers himself among the naysayers, by the way.

SolaMeanie said...

Thanks, Jack.

You might also have a peek at the comments made yesterday by Dr. William Gray at the University of Colorado. He's the meteorologist/climatologist who issues the hurricane forecast every year. He called global warming a big hoax.

Jack said...

I saw that on the Drudge Report. Hopefully he is right that this is just a fad that will pass and that everyone will see it as a hoax a decade from now. It's kinda scary the level of persecution that goes on in the name of saving the planet.

Randy said...

I couldn't agree more. What amazes me even more is that these same pundits will travel on jet airplanes, drink out of plastic cups, hop in a combustion driven car to go to their rallying point ot talk about global warming. Now, talk about hypocrisy! Good job on the article!