Well its about time. We finally have a group of Evangelical ministers who are fed up with the junk science and head in the sand denials of some of their fellow Evangelicals in attempts to ignore that there is such a thing as global warming. Here is a brief excerpt from the story---
"The Rev. Rich Cizik, public policy director for the National Association of Evangelicals, and Nobel-laureate Eric Chivian, director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, were among 28 signers of a statement that demands urgent changes in values, lifestyles and public policies to avert disastrous changes in climate.
“God will judge us for destroying the Creation. Therefore, we as evangelicals have a responsibility to be even more vigilant than others,” Cizik told a news conference."
Indeed, he is right about this. God set us up to tend and care for our beautiful world in a way that is good for all living things, not just for the profits of a few Western human beings. If you want to read the entire article here is the link-- http://www.msnbc.nbc.com/id/16677104/.
Having personally seen the effects of global warming on the Sawyer glacier in Alaska, and having seen irrefutable evidence of the existence of greenhouse gases produced by the use of fossil fuels including coal and oil, I insist its time for more Evangelicals to wake up and take a stand on this issue, and stop being in denial. The evidence is all around us. I leave you with a final example.
When I was a child we used to go to Mt. Mitchell state park on the Blue Ridge Parkway in N.C. It was beautiful and the top of the mountain was covered with beautiful fur trees. Today? Not so much. Scientists from around the world have studied why all the trees about the 5,000 feet line have died. Their report was unanimous. The pollution from belching factories in western N.C. weakened the trees which made them subject to beetles (no not Paul and Ringo), and they became diseased and died. The human responsibility for this defoliation and destruction is beyond dispute.
So, petitions are nice, but what are we going to do about it? One suggestion is to do our best to go green when it comes to cars, trucks, and the like. It is a small start, but I can tell you that car makers will indeed make more hybrid vehicles if we will buy them. We have one hybrid car and we are planning to trade in our other one for Highlander hybrid which is all electric around town, where pollution is the biggest concern. And no, these vehicles are not so much more expensive in price that it is not worth the change. Check out the Honda Civic hybrid (ours gets 50 on the highway, and burns no gas when it comes to a stop anywhere in town).
Think on these things.