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Global Warming

Like many things I was taught in school, I took global warming as truth just because people said it was so (not unlike the theory of evolution). I was thinking about that fact today as I heard President Obama at lunch time speaking to the graduating class at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT about the danger of global warming and the Coast Guard's current and future roles in combating the effects of it.

I remembered as I listened to him state things as 'absolute facts' that much of the science has far from proven to be so. Of course, the left-wing of politics would accuse me of being a right-leaning capitalist with no regard for the future of our planet. Let me say this: I am certain that we have had some environmental impact on the planet. I would hardly say we have been "good stewards" of it. For that reason alone (our responsibility given us by God to be stewards of his property) we should be careful not to excessively or unnecessarily pollute the atmosphere, cut down thousands of acres of trees without replenishing them, or be cruel to animals. I know that God wishes for us to respect all living things. Any creator who knows the feathers on a sparrow will surely hold accountable those who abuse His creation.

That being written, I think it is imperative (before we waste money foolishly at the request of fat cats who fly around the world in their private jets giving speeches to the masses) that we thoroughly examine the science and document any proof there may be as to exactly what we are doing wrong so we can correct it.

I think I'll do a little research into the subject and revisit the issue in future posts. Believe me, I'm no blindly-following conservative any more than I was ever a blindly-following liberal. What matters to me here is the condition of our planet. We need to get this right. As an evangelical Christian, I know that our Lord would want us to be the best stewards of His land as we can be until the day of His return.

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