Re: [asa] Live - Gore on Climate Change

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Tue Mar 27 2007 - 06:00:20 EDT

On Mar 26, 2007, at 8:02 AM, David Opderbeck wrote:
> Given only so much time and money, I'll probably invest it in a
> project to dig a well near our sister church in Uganda, ministering
> directly to my neighbors and family, etc., rather than crusading
> about global warming.

The problem with that approach is that global warming may very well
cause that well to be a dry hole like has happened to Lake Chad
natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=4753). In fact, your sister church may
experience a completely novel climate that we have no experience
with. See here panel C (
images/ns/cms/dn11463/dn11463-1_630.jpg). We may end up spending more
time and more money when our brothers and sisters become
environmental refugees. The adaption only approach to global warming
neglects the fact that rich people adapt and poor people suffer. Of
all groups it is us that are the most important to be crusading on
this because the people who need to hear this most are sitting right
next to us on Sunday morning and they have been lied to by the global
warming deniers. You have problems with big, centralized, government
programs and so do I. But, there is still things we can do as
individuals and churches because we unlike the world can deny
ourselves. Let's take back the conservative church from the false and
unbiblical theology of self-sufficient, self-centeredness.

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