This is the second anti-global-warming link I’ve posted recently. I feel this calls for some explanation.
First of all, I’m pro-environment. I think we should do everything we can – within reason – to care for our earth and make sure we’re leaving it in better condition for our children (they are our future after all) than was left for us. However, the whole global warming and environmentalism message is anti-reason, anti-science. It is fueled by emotion and guilt. We need to step back and look at the facts, the previous research and the overall reaction of the scientific community to Gore and friends’ claims before granting our endorsement (or our prizes).
this whole EDIT: the Gore-and-friends-led environmentalism movement seems financially motivated. If Gore truly cared about the environment, he would make personal sacrifices rather than buying carbon offsets – carbon offsets that are sold by a company of which he is the chair.
Finally, I don’t believe that humans have the power to destroy the earth. We do have the power to harm, but not destroy.
Have a good Monday.
NOTE: My “why we worship” series is forthcoming. (The more I say it, the more I feel accountable to actually do it).