There is the video going around now of Senator James Inhofe in the senate saying “The hoax is that there are some people who are so arrogant to think that they are so powerful, they can change climate. Man can’t change climate.” [via Boing Boing, reddit]
Why do Christians continue to accept this notion that climate change isn’t real? In the face of all of the evidence that the planet is warming up with no signs of slowing down, yet still believing that God will save us from our own mess? What of the biblical idea of stewardship? If we were given dominion over this planet, why would we give God any of the responsibility for its care?
I’ve wondered it before and I’ll wonder it some more- why aren’t Christians the most environmentally conscious of all of the groups in this country? Is it a conspiracy by energy industries to allow the evangelical right to believe that Jesus is returning to end this world at any moment therefore we need not think about the consequences of industry? Is it a willing ignorance born from ideals of humility that people cannot change the world so substantially? I cannot figure it out.
God help us. We sure won’t help ourselves, it looks like.