By E. Calvin Beisner (Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, Newsletter, May 10, 2008)National Spokesman, April 29, 2008 In an ad on p. 49 of the April 19/26 issue of World magazine, the Evangelical Climate Initiative claimed, based on an Ellison poll done last summer, that "84 percent of evangelicals support federal legislation to significantly reduce carbon emissions that cause global warming." It didn't tell readers Ellison's definition of "evangelical" was hopelessly broad. A more recent Barna poll, dividing the nation's self-professed born-again population into two groups--"evangelicals" (about 18 million) and "non-evangelicals" (about 77 million), found that "Evangelicals perceive global warming very differently than any other slice of the population--and they view the issue with significant skepticism. Among evangelicals, just 33% say that the issue is a major challenge, compared with 55% of non-evangelical born again Christians. That qualifies evangelicals as the least concerned segment among more than 50 population groups studied." Of all the demographic groups identified in Barna's poll, evangelicals showed the lowest belief in global warming as a critical problem.
The New American - March 31, 2008By William F. JasperInterview of John Coleman by William F. JasperMany believe that global warming is one of the most critical challenges thatface our planet today. According to the United Nation’s IntergovernmentalPanel on Climate Change, many scientists and most environmentalists andtheir allies in the media and academia, uncontrolled rising temperatureswill cause more frequent droughts, food shortages, melting polar ice capsand coastal flooding, and the extinction of polar bears and many otherspecies. They claim that modern, industrialized society is causing globalwarming, and they predict climatic calamity including frequent category fiveand numerous other severe storms resulting in great suffering.
By Jon DykstraThe planet is warming up and so is the rhetoric. Is the Earth doomed if we don’t act now? Have we messed up our planet with all our CO2 emissions? Are we the cause of global warming… or not? One side of the debate would like us to believe there is no debate at all. Former US vice president Al Gore put it this way in his movie An Inconvenient Truth:
By Doug Schouten, November 2002It seems like global bureaucracy was in vogue this past century. Following suit with its fashionable counterparts, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) adopted the Kyoto Protocol (Kyoto) in 1997. Kyoto imposes emissions regulations on all the signing countries with the aim of reducing, by 2012, the so-called “greenhouse gas” emissions to pre-1990 levels. Kyoto also creates a number of new international bodies to oversee its implementation. Now, rather than just relaying some concerns about Kyoto, perhaps a brief outline of global warming trends and the method with which Kyoto seeks to combat these trends is first in order here.