Climate apocalypse march Sunday draws true believers
Over a hundred thousand true believers marched in New York City for the People’s Climate March to profess their faith in the power of greenhouse gases. These trace chemicals (especially carbon dioxide) have been imbued with such awesome characteristics as to draw the faithful from the ends of the nation and beyond.
Left-wing environmentalist dogma demands that 0.04% of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will bring about hell on earth -- overwhelming the variability of water vapor at 0% through 4% concentration and the liquid and solid phases of water (besides the energy associated with the phase changes of water, and oceanic circulations).
Given the stabilizing qualities of water, it’s not surprising that real-world data have belied the prophesies of doom. Yet Mother Earth’s congregants soldier on. Such is blind faith.
The faithful still dream that tragedy will strike or at least that they can continue to use the specter of impending doom to proselytize others.
This is all well and good for so many in today's world that have nothing else to cling to other than the hope that humans are causing long-term, global climate change. They now have a cause loftier than themselves to champion.
But, what about marching Christians who sincerely hold to the Bible as the Scripture of Truth? Well, maybe the shame the President is trying to lay on countries that do not believe in the sinfulness of carbon dioxide emissions, should be turned on those who hold the Word so lightly.
After all, doesn’t the Bible assure that “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease" [Gen. 8:22, NASB].
And, isn’t the same Bible from Genesis to Revelation thoroughly focused on people?
One Christian organization relying on the reality of atmospheric dynamics while defending the world’s poor from airy misanthropic ideologies is The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.
The Alliance just released “Ten Reasons to Oppose Harmful Climate Change Policies.” This declaration makes reasonable assertions from a Christian perspective including stating that “As the product of infinitely wise design, omnipotent creation, and faithful sustaining (Genesis 1:1–31; 8:21–22), Earth is robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting.” And, “Earth’s temperature naturally warms and cools cyclically throughout time, and warmer periods are typically more conducive to human thriving than colder periods.”
The Alliance further calls on Christians “to practice creation stewardship out of love for God and love for our neighbors--especially the poor.”
So, instead of saints marching out to a dirge that is likely to prolong and maybe even expand poverty, perhaps they should come marching in to the hopeful tune of the gospel that is truly good news for people and the planet.
Anthony J. Sadar, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is a supporter of the Cornwall Alliance and author of In Global Warming We Trust: A Heretic’s Guide to Climate Science (Telescope Books).
Update: Daniel Greefield of Front Page Magazine and Weasel Zippers both feature some of the goofiest martchers.