Hard to come up with a correct answer to this one.
Do I fear god? Of course not, being fearful of things that don’t exist is ridiculous.
Do I fear the climate he controls he controls? Again, I don’t fear things that don’t exist.
Now do I fear the climate? Yes, because it’s obvious to anyone who hasn’t buried their head in the bible or is being employed in the oil industry, climate change is real, and it is man-made. The rise in global temperatures that have been recorded are going to change the world enough that mass migrations will have to occur, and our own existence on this planet is threatened.
- In 2021 there were 797 weather related fatalities just in the US.1
- in 2021, extreme weather caused nearly $19 Billion in damages, which was low. The 10 year average is $27 Billion1
- During past 50 years worldwide, weather, climate and water extremes caused an average of US$ 202 million economic losses PER DAY.3
Fires, droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes all sent to us by that ever loving god. Yeah right.
And don’t get me started on the Humboldt specialty, earthquakes! Technically, earthquakes aren’t weather related, but surely if you’re dumb enough to think that god is sending hurricanes to kill the gays in Florida, well you probably think earthquakes are just the west coast’s version.
Science is what allowed us to know that a hurricane of tremendous size was approaching Florida and allowed people to take precautions, saving hundreds if not thousands of lives. The same scientists, using the same science that allowed them to predict a hurricane 9 days before it happened, predicted at least 20 years ago the events we now see unfolding: stronger hurricanes, more tornadoes, severe droughts in some areas while other areas suffer severe floods.
Maybe to get the Christians to pay attention to climate change, we should stop calling them predictions or even science. Maybe if we refer to them as prophecies, it would grab their attention.
What I fear most about climate change is the deniers, who are almost always religious. No, it’s not just a normal cycle like the planet has had before, and no, a snow storm at an odd time of the year does not refute the science that proves climate change is real.
Man has seriously put our delicately balanced climate out of whack.
We know how we did it, and we know what we must do to prevent the ultimate catastrophe, the extinction of mankind. There are lots of things you can do, large and small, to mitigate climate change.
None of the solutions involve going to church and praying.