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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Debate Continues

UN scientists are now claiming that human-made global warming has been proven beyond doubt.

But, more than 650 scientists, not a few of them formerly on the UN payroll and one-time human-oriented global warming believers, are about to issue strong dissent in a U.S. Senate report to be released very shortly.

It appears to this outside observer that contrary to what some seem to think, the debate over global warming is far from settled.

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Cross-Posted at RedBlueChristian


Angie Van De Merwe said...

There is much to be said about political sanctioning of certain positions about any and everything and for many reasons.
Instead of listening to the dissenting voice, the majority or the powerful make the policy. That means that what is true suffers, because investigation is limited to what is supposed to be true (which is bias), in this instance, global warming...therefore, discrimination becomes the experience of those who do not tow the line in "political correctness" in issues that hold "big bucks" in research/grant monies...this is not real science, but social construction of science!!!
My husband is a scientist/biophysicist and has a course that won a Templeton award that he teaches every spring semester about this...as he shows how science is understood within a frame of reference and paradigm shifts that are "outside the box" of "political correctness" are resisted until it becomes impossible to deny...this is the case for Christian faith today, as well...the powers that be...

Allan R. Bevere said...


Thanks for the insightful comments.

Ted M. Gossard said...

I guess I'm skeptical about global warming, and while I really don't see myself as a skeptic, I have found other things than science to drive scientific takes on both sides of issues.

But I do think initiatives to decrease pollution in the air and water and land, are good. There is no debate that pollutants can be bad, at least for the people around them.

Allan R. Bevere said...


Yes, Christians have plenty of biblical and theological reasons for being good stewards of the environment, regardless of the cause(s) of our current warming cycle.

Carl said...

And there are thousands of scientists worldwide that refute the U.N.'s findings. Some of whom have documented the U.N. data as extremely flawed. Frankly, based upon the U.N.'s track record on climatology, I wouldn't believe 'em if those unnamed U.N. scientists (most of whom are scientists in fields NOT related to weather and/or climatology) told me it was raining outside. Accuweather's Joe Bastardi has written extensively on the topic using good, reliable weather data and has appeared on numerous shows refuting much of the U.N.'s conclusions with better science than the U.N.'s scientists have exhibited thus far. It's more politics than science with the U.N. plus they want money out of it.