Did you know, “…that the British High Court ruled in a lawsuit that Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, “is scientifically flawed and has nine significant exaggerations and factual errors.” Among those exaggerations are the claims that sea levels could rise 20 feet by the end of the century, and that polar bears are disappearing because of global warming (in fact, they are not).”1

Not likely to hear this in school or on most media outlets.  These and other challenges to the seemingly unbridled hype about man-made global warming are unveiled in a new movie, “Not Evil Just Wrong” produced by the Cornwall Alliance.  You can purchase the movie directly from them. Also you may want to check out Chuck Colson’s commentary on the film.

Why should Christians be concerned about the excessive hysteria over man-made global warming?  To mention a few, first, contrary to the claims of many environmentalists and the actions of some others, man is not an intrusion into the environment, a detriment, but actually God’s capstone to the environment, and given by Him the authority to rule over it (Gen 1:26-29).  Their distorted view of man’s place in creation causes them to choose to save some creature like a snail darter over human life, stop technological advancements via fiat, or cause economic strangulation via environmental regulation, effectively perpetuating poverty and pollution in poor countries, for example, where dung is used for heat.  They make man who is “created in the image of God” not only less than man, but less than an animal.

Second, truth matters, and when the truth is distorted in one area, it eventually will lead to distortions in other areas. 

Third, many of the environmentalists have an agenda that is far more in line with socialism, Marxism, and any system of governmental redistribution of wealth, which I believe always has a deleterious impact upon the family unit.

  1. http://www.breakpoint.org/commentaries/13099-not-evil-just-wrong []

Posted Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 7:56 am
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