Henry A. Gaylord maintains a blog called “Sun and Shield: Sharing Christian Views from the Bible and Personal Opinions.” In his most recent post, “California judge burns global warming advocates,” Gaylord says the following about global warming:
“Global warming is a myth, a theory, like evolution. Like evolution, it is promoted by scientists who have overlooked some facts that would prove their theory wrong.”
“All the many discussions and news reports about global warming are much ado about nothing.”
“That means the weather pattern we are currently in will last until approximately the 2020s, provided that the rapture and the great tribulation won’t occur before then. Ultimately, God is in control of the weather patterns and he uses them for good or for punishment as he sees fit.”
In case he doesn’t allow the response I posted on his site (which would vindicate me considerably), I’ve posted it below.
Concerns about global climate change and environmental destruction predate the current administration and general political climate considerably. On November 18th 1992, 1,500 scientists from 69 nations signed the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” This is what it said (taken from ReligiousTolerance.org):
“Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about.”
Personally, I don’t understand why wanting to reduce the destruction of this beautiful and special place is such a terrible thing. Why would God not want us to be good stewards of the place we spend our earthly existence? Counting on the rapture to “clean things up” is scapegoating responsibility in my opinion.