Reader Opinion: The threat of climate change
God provided the incredible living world we find ourselves in. To disrespect it is to spit in the eye of God. I don't believe in God, at least not how others perceive it. Even so, why do I respect the nature we share, so much more than so many Ch...
God provided the incredible living world we find ourselves in. To disrespect it is to spit in the eye of God.
I don't believe in God, at least not how others perceive it. Even so, why do I respect the nature we share, so much more than so many Christians? Don't they believe in their own God? Do they want everyone else to worship their God, while they are fine trashing God's gift of Nature?
I don't mean to disrespect anyone. But we've gone past the danger point where we can tolerate humoring those who deny man-made climate damage. Our Republican friend Sen. Paul Gazelka was recently interviewed on PBS' "Almanac" and stated he believed climate may be changing, but didn't "believe" man was a cause.
This isn't a question of beliefs or faith; that's for religions. It's a question of science. If I had a huge growth bulging out of part of my body, consulted 100 trained medical doctor experts, and 98 of them said I had a tumor requiring immediate removal, would I "believe" the two who didn't?
The oil and coal industries contribute heavily to both major political parties. And no, they're not "both the same"! If global warming only affected deniers, fine. But this threat is like secondhand tobacco smoke, it affects everyone and everything. It affects my great-grandchildren as well as those of politicians. It's more of a threat than hostile foreign governments, and we can't shoot our way out of it.
The job of our hired politicians is to follow the will of the people. But where the people are uninformed, or worse yet misinformed, we hire politicians to find the good honest answers and bring we the people up to speed, not to answer to the "bribers" (special interests) by confusing people.