It’s easy to forget that in the 1970s, climatologists were foretelling the coming of a new ice age. We’re supposed to forget about that because now the “consensus” is that we’re causing our own warming spell.
But not according to Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, a research scientist for the Oceanology Institute in Russia. Dr. Sorokhtin points out that climate fluctuations have more to do with external variables, like solar heat, than they do with internal ones like minuscule amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
“Earth is now at the peak of one of its passing warm spells. It started in the 17th century when there was no industrial influence on the climate to speak of and no such thing as the hothouse effect. The current warming is evidently a natural process and utterly independent of hothouse gases.
“Carbon dioxide is not to blame for global climate change. Solar activity is many times more powerful than the energy produced by the whole of humankind. Man’s influence on nature is a drop in the ocean.”
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Even if there is no impending disaster caused by global warming as Christians we do not have the right to do whatever we want to the environment. In Genesis it says that we have dominion over the environment. This dominion is not to destroy nature it is to be a benevolent ruler over it so that it is not destroyed. We should be actually conscious of where our fuel comes from. Such as eliminating oil sands which has been seen to have large impacts on the natural habitat of animals. Trees are not just a resource to be exploited for paper but an important part of the ecosystem that is necessary to maintain the beauty of the environment and is essential for us to continue to breath. I am not suggesting that we eliminate all usage of trees and oil because that would be impossible but I am suggesting that we moderate it so that we are actually exercising the dominion that God has given us.