Don’t let Data Get in the Way of Faith!

An organization called The Cornwall Alliance for The Stewardship of Creation recently issued what it calls “An Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming.” Here are someselected quotations from that document:

    • We believe Earth and its ecosystems–created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence–are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history.

 

    • We deny that Earth and its ecosystems are the fragile and unstable products of chance, and particularly that Earth’s climate system is vulnerable to dangerous alteration because of minuscule changes in atmospheric chemistry. Recent warming was neither abnormally large nor abnormally rapid. There is no convincing scientific evidence that human contributions to greenhouse gases is causing dangerous global warming.

 

  • We deny that carbon dioxide–essential to all plant growth–is a pollutant. Reducing greenhouse gases cannot achieve significant reductions in future global temperatures, and the costs of the policies would far exceed the benefits.
  • From Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-stenger/rising-antiscience-faith_b_3991677.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
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