Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Response to Live Earth Pledge

Recently, my Dad got hit up to sign the Live Earth Pledge by some of our relatives. Here is his response:
I received your email requesting my help by signing on to the Live Earth Pledge. First of all, although I wouldn't classify myself as an environmentalist per se, I am whole-heartedly in favor of humans not polluting the air, land, and water of the earth. I like clean air and water. I am all for it.

However, in my view, this current "man-made" global warming/climate change promotion is a left-wing political stunt ultimately meant to further anti-capitalist socialism in our country. I would define it as part of the religion of the far left alongside evolution and abortion. "Man-made" global warming is not a scientific consensus by any means (just as evolution is not). On the other hand, climate change is a proven fact occurring naturally with some scientists believing it may be caused by none other than varying levels of solar activity. It has been scientifically proven (through annual temperature records through the years) that our climate continues to go through cooler and warmer periods of varying lengths and has throughout the earth's existence. I believe that is what's happening now. Emissions caused by man and his inventions no doubt contribute to the total of greenhouse gases, just as each of us do every time we exhale. However, the sum of all the man-made gases from all human sources are a miniscule fraction of the total of all greenhouse gases, water vapor from the oceans making up by far the largest part of it.

Natural climate change? Sure. Man-made global warming affecting the climate? No thank you.

Mankind cannot (never have and never will) control the climate, one way or the other, any more than they can alter the speed of the earth's rotation. It is far too massive for specks of clay like us to comprehend, much less control. Our Great Creator superintends the universe He built.

Psalms 135:5-7 "For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries."


Travis said...

You have a smart dad!

P.S. What's up with the word verification?

Philip said...


The word verification is to combat the occasional spamming...

Travis said...

You might be interested in this article from the Telegraph. This greenhouse gas stuff hsa got to stop!!