Is this still a debate?Laiste 9 comments
In an effort to prove that the aristocracy can still produce some world class idiots, Lord Christopher Walter Monckton this week told a US Congress hearing that
The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing."
The British Viscount, who was an advisor to Margaret Thatcher, argued that for 14 years there has been no global warming. Despite all evidence to the contrary.
While I admire President Obama’s noble goal to give all sides of a debate an equal airing, I don’t think that the Congressional hearing on Adaptation Policies in Climate Legislation is an appropriate place to include the views of the Cornwall Alliance, a coalition of clergy, theologians and religious leaders. Not surprisingly their point of view, as stated by Pastor Calvin Beisner is
The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems as the effect of a wise God's creation and ... therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating, like the product of any good engineer."
I’m pretty religiously tolerant. I figure, if they leave me alone, I’ll leave them alone, but I don’t believe that religious views have any place in climate change debates. While I think it is bad science that leads certain proponents of the ‘climate change is myth’ brigade to claim
Mitigation is always unnecessary - it is also disproportionately expensive. Green jobs are the new euphemism for mass unemployment.”
At least it’s still science and can therefore be tested, poked, prodded and dissected by other scientists. But religion has no place whatsoever in this discussion. Spiritual welfare is one thing but the physical welfare of every being on this planet needs more then a “God will fix it” solution.
Now, I’m not sure if Obama had anything to do with giving these guys a voice at the hearing, but who ever it was really needs to rethink their speakers guest list. Of all the people who get a say in the US Climate Legislation, British aristocrats and religious leaders should not be among them. Seriously, at this point I just don’t understand how climate change is even a debate any more. It’s here, it’s real, now let’s deal with it.