We should do what we can to have a clean environment and preserve a healthy planet --as much as it is in our power to do so --which is the question.
There have been a lot of theories pronounced as possible truths by various scientists in various universities, etc. regarding global future.
Speculations by scientists have become probabilities in the public mind--or as on blogger called it, "mythic popular science." Just because a scientist speculates, doesn't make it so. I remember that when they thought we were cooling, they speculated it might be because of a change in the sun.
We are a marvelous planet delicately balanced in all ways --and do well to look to a Creator for guidance in all ways --because He really DOES hold "the whole world in His hands." And I don't mean to say that science is doing a bad thing to watch for destructive trends and want to correct them.
But is this also mythic popular science --that Al Gore helped to quash development of nuclear power resulting in the continuation of coal use?
Yes, make the housing industry make new houses "green" --and new cars "green" --and support nuclear energy and more safety for it if that's better than coal.
But we don't want to be like Chicken Little about every temperature flux.
If God be for us, who can prevail against us? Not even nature. the problem is that our atheists and liberals don't care about God -or the fact that HIs Word says HE does control the weather/climate. Jesus calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee. He can do whatever He wants with our planet. "Without Him (Jesus, the Incarnate Word of God) was not anything made that was made."
"The prayer of a righteous man availeth much." We need more righteous folks to pray about the planet and any reason God might have for bringing us to our knees through fear.
The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom --after all.
I'm not saying prayer is ALL we need to do --God would always have us put minds and feet to our prayers. Many of the world's greatest scientists have been devout in their faith in God.
If I believed that we should do nothing, I would not believe in medical science either --just trusting that God will miraculously heal all illness.
I know we have work to do.
Liberals are actually on a high road to say we should protect earth--but they need to go about it constructively and not just use it as a campaign issue to make a false claim as democrats that they can save the planet through laws --when laws may make NEW problems. We can't just kill companies and people's jobs and put our economy (and self-defense capability) in a tail spin --because we think our laws will save the planet.
Get the lawyers to quit suing companies out of business --then the companies will have more money to work on planet-saving strategies.
And otherwise, let us, the Church of Christ, pray, that God will guide us in our responsibilities as stewards of his Creation.