Industry-aligned think tank researcher Roy Spencer seems to have been mixing religion and science in his work for the Interfaith Stewardship Center, which advocates a “proper and balanced Biblical view of stewardship to the critical issues of environment and development.” Roy Spencer’s specific work in this area relates to climate change, an issue that Spencer has commented on while working for organizations that take money from Exxon-Mobil.
I’m confused about this idea that there a Biblical view of climate change, given that the Bible was written two thousand years ago, and climate change has only been happening within the last century.
What part of the Bible provides the Interfaith Stewardship Center’s “Biblical view” on climate change?
It’s very clear. Genesis, Chapter 8 explains it all: “God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged.”
This passage very clearly states that it’s me, God, who makes the weather, not human beings. Furthermore, the passage states that increased winds lead to lower sea levels. Sea levels are rising now, and so that must mean that winds are calming down, and that is an observation that’s completely at odds with climate models of what would take place under global warming.
There you have it. Everything you need to prove that global warming isn’t taking place is right there in the Bible.
February 20, 2009 at 3:42 pm Comments (0)