The Evangelical Global Warming Battleground

There's a great article out in the Wall Street Journal today about the split in the Evangelical movement over the issue of global warming, too bad they've put it behind a 'subscriber only' section.

For those that have an account, here's the link. For those that don't, here's the gist:

One side of the US evangelical movement believes that, ” Christians have a biblical mandate to be “good stewards of God's creation… so, Texas Baptists should demand that controversial plans to build a slew of coal-fired power plants be put on hold.”

While the other side believes, “God, [is] sovereign over his creation and no amount of coal-burning will alter by a millisecond his divine plan for the world. Fighting environmental damage is like chasing rabbits. It just distracts from core Christian duties to spread the faith and protect the unborn.”

Discuss amongst yourselves.

U.S. hosts climate-change conference and promptly digs in its heels

The meeting began just two days after a United Nations gathering aimed at finding agreement on binding limits on greenhouse-gas emissions, which the U.S. and Canada have opposed. While U.S. officials insist the latest conference was not designed to undercut UN efforts, opening remarks heralded a collision course between the Bush Administration and other world leaders seeking tough new standards to succeed the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012.

Nordhaus and Shellenberger: Overselling the Right Message

You probably heard already: The “Death of Environmentalism” guys are back, once again explaining the follies of the green movement.

Their new book, Break Through , has created a lot of chatter with its argument that enviros are too darn pessimistic, and repeatedly shoot themselves in the foot with command-and-control regulatory thinking and doom and gloom talking.

Pat Michaels Ousted as Virginia State Climatologist For Industry Funding

Pat Michaels, whose utility industry funding, private research and controversial views on global warming made him a lightning rod on climate change issues, left the office too politicized, according to officials at the University of Virgina.

As a result, Michaels is no longer the state’s climatologist.

Canadian PM Harper repackaging Bush's carbon intensity spin

Stephen Harper's lack of real leadership in the climate change crisis means that Canada's opportunity to lead the world in meaningful and significant environmental policy is traveling further further away from reality.

His hard push toward intensity targets over hard caps begs the question - just how stupid does he think Canadians are?

(Apparently as stupid as Bush find Americans).

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